Featured are recent news from the press and community relations of our membership of academic, cultural, health, and religious institutions.

Union and Episcopal Divinity School @ Union Condemn the DOJ’s Anti-Trans Bigotry

By Rev. Dr. Serene Jones & Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week that the Justice Department will no longer consider discrimination against transgender people a violation of the Civil Rights Act.…

Union Theological Seminary President Responds to Justice Department Memo on Religious Liberty

October 9, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent memorandum lays the groundwork for outright discrimination against a specific group of people, and disturbingly, he uses the cover of religious liberty to justify it. There are many troubling…

Professor Paige West Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

education Paige West, the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, has been named a Visiting Scholar for the 2017–2018 academic year, by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. This is the second consecutive year a Barnard professor has received the…

Puerto Rico: A Colony in Crisis!

By Rev. Dr. Samuel Cruz After 119 years so much has changed, yet so much remains the same. Were it not so painful, it would be fascinating to observe the underlying rationalization/legitimation of the oppressive, brutal and racist treatment…

Prof. Mary Gordon Published in Best American Short Stories of 2017

literature & poetry Photo credit: Christopher GreenleafMary Gordon ’71, the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, who published her eighth novel There Your Heart Lies in May, returns with her personal short story “Ugly”…
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The history of “History and Heritage Day” at The Interchurch Center

On February 7, 1992, members of the Worship and Special Events Panel at The Interchurch Center, discussed a request made by Native American staff that Columbus Day be renamed, “ History and Heritage Day”, going forward. The change of the…
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Live Stream: Spirit of Justice with Michelle Alexander & Angela Davis

Visiting Professor Michelle Alexander will interview Angela Davis, the American political activist, academic, and author. The live stream will be available on Friday, October 20 at 6:00 pm.    The post Live Stream: Spirit of Justice with…

Professor Paige West Wins Distinguished Book Award

columbiaendowmentrace and ethnicity Pictured at the 2017 Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award ceremony (from left to right): Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director, Columbia University Press; John H. Coatsworth, Provost,…

Visual Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola to Join Barnard College as Orzeck Artist-in-Residence

visual arts Contact: Beth Kwonbkwon@barnard.edu (212) 854-2037FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2017 – Toyin Ojih Odutola, the Nigerian-born visual artist whose pen-and-ink sketches explore the concept of race—most recently in…

Barnard Welcomes New and Returning Faculty

This fall, Barnard's academic departments welcomed a number of new faculty, as well as returning faculty taking on new roles. Their diverse research and teaching interests as well as their extensive expertise will expand the depth of course…

Message from President Beilock: Barnard's Response to New Travel Restrictions

Dear Barnard Community, Yesterday, President Trump announced new restrictions on travel to the United States, replacing his previous executive order issued in March. When the restrictions take full effect on October 18, each of eight countries—Iran,…