2019 Barnard College Convocation
Barnard College marked the start of its 130th academic year at Convocation, which took place September 10, 2019, in the majestic and historic Riverside Church. Hundreds of students, trustees, faculty, staff, distinguished guests, and alumnae participated in this college-wide celebration. President Sian Leah Beilock heralded “Feel Well, Do Well @ Barnard,” a new campuswide initiative to promote physical and mental health that seeks to enhance social connectedness while ensuring that all students have access to services in a way that best suits their needs. Emmy-winning documentary producer and keynote speaker Sheila Nevins ’60 shared an emotional chapter from her book, “You Don’t Look Your Age…and Other Fairy Tales,” about a time when she and her mother were lunching at a counter and Nevins failed to stand up for what she believed in. She explained that the event was a catalyst for her and for her career.