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Karen Skolfield’s “Battle Dress” Chosen for Barnard Women Poets Prize

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Karen Skolfield. Photo credit: Michael MedeirosNEW YORK, May 3, 2018 – Karen Skolfield’s Battle Dress has been selected for the 2018 Barnard Women Poets Prize. The prize, chosen this year by award-winning poet Rosanna Warren, recognizes the best second collection of poems by an American woman poet, and has been awarded ten times since 2003 when the collaboration between Women Poets at Barnard and W.W. Norton & Company began. […]

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Annual Gala Raises $3.6 Million for Student Financial Aid

alumnaegiving Alumnae and friends attended Barnard’s Annual Gala at New York City’s historic Plaza Hotel on May 1; more than $3.6 million was raised for the College’s financial aid program. The evening, which was co-chaired by Nina Rennert Davidson ’95 and Cheryl Glicker Milstein ’82 P’14, also honored Board of Trustees Chair Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald ’81 and Trustees Nina Ansary ’89 P’19 and Nancy A. Garvey ’71 for their dedication to the College.

President […]

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Frequently Asked Questions | Barnard SGA's Referendum

Note: FAQs were updated as of May 1, 2018 after the College received a letter from the Barnard Student Government Association.  

What is the Barnard Student Government Association referendum on divestment?

Barnard’s Student Government Association (SGA) asked students to consider whether SGA should request that the College divest any holdings in certain companies doing business with the state of Israel. On April 18, 2018, SGA announced that the referendum had passed. On April […]

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Messages from President Sian Leah Beilock | Barnard Student Government Association's Referendum

The following message was sent to the Barnard Student Government Association (SGA) representative council on May 1, 2018. The message responds to a letter SGA sent to the College administration regarding a recent referendum on whether the College should be asked to divest any holdings from certain companies doing business with Israel. We have also prepared a Q&A to provide context on the referendum.
Dear Members of the Student Government Association representative […]

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Meet the Faculty Directors: Professor Karen Fairbanks Introduces The Milstein Center’s New Design Center

designeducationstudents The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Teaching and Learning Center at Barnard College will be a new academic hub in the heart of campus, bringing students and faculty together, facilitating collaboration, and fostering dialogue when it opens for students this September. (The grand opening will take place on October 3.) The Milstein Center will provide a diverse range of innovative and essential resources that reflect the connections that lie at the […]

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Response to Barnard Student Government Association's Referendum

We are aware of the Student Government Association’s referendum on divestment from certain companies doing business with Israel, but we have not received a formal request from SGA related to the outcome. We are prepared to respond promptly should we receive such a request. As with any student referendum, which is a valuable expression of opinion, the outcome does not compel the College to take a specific action. 

At Barnard, we work […]

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Hannah Kofman '18 Receives Fifth Annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing

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Hannah Kofman ’18 was awarded the fifth annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing. The prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior, who receives $25,000 to support her creative writing. It is given by the Joan F. and Donald E. Axinn Foundation in recognition of Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anna Quindlen ’74, her outstanding contribution to American life and letters, and her sustained support for the education and […]

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Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Yudi Liu ’19, Men’s Lightweight Rowing

student life Yudi Liu ’19 with her teammates on the Columbia men’s lightweight rowing teamOne of the many aspects students value about their Barnard experience is the opportunity to compete in NCAA Division I Athletics through the Columbia/Barnard Athletic Consortium. Barnard is the only women’s college—and one of only a few liberal arts colleges—to offer Division I athletics. This is the fifth profile in our scholar-athlete series. (Our most recent profile […]

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Break This Down: Working Mother Media Founder Carol Evans Discusses Equal Pay Day

athena centerfeminismwomenworkplace Athena Center for Leadership Studies Distinguished Fellow Carol EvansWhen Carol Evans, Athena Center for Leadership Studies Distinguished Fellow, helped launch the groundbreaking magazine Working Mother 40 years ago, mothers in the paid labor force were fighting for protections and rights. They still are. Then and now, working mothers have sought advice and support: In which companies are women of color represented in upper management positions? What do you do […]

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Major Grants Awarded to Faculty

In March, 2018, Barnard faculty members were awarded major research grants that support a range of research interests, enabling faculty to continue existing studies and support collaborations with other institutions. 

Professor Jordan T. Camp Professor Christina HeathertonProfessor Manu Vimalassery

In the American Studies program, Term Assistant Professor Jordan T. Camp and Assistant Professors Christina Heatherton and Manu Vimalassery received a grant from the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia […]

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Professors Honored with Fulbright, Mellon Fellowships

fellowships & grantsneurosciencephilosophypsychology Professor John Morrison Receives Mellon Fellowship

John Morrison, assistant professor of philosophy, was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New Directions Fellowship. As a recipient of this award, Morrison will spend a year studying neuroscience. 

Morrison, who joined the faculty of Barnard in 2009, focuses his research in the philosophy of mind and the foundations of Spinoza’s metaphysics. He teaches courses on the philosophy of mind, early modern philosophy, and […]

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In the Spirit of Grace Lee Boggs '35: Students Honored for Contributions to the Barnard Community

activismstudent lifestudents Students and organizations committed to engaging and supporting the Barnard community who exemplify the spirit of philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs ’35 were honored by Student Life at the Barnard Bold dinner reception on March 29 in The Diana Center Event Oval. As Boggs said, “We urgently need to bring to our communities the limitless capacity to love, serve, and create for and with each other.”

Grace Lee Boggs […]

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Meet Barnard's Student Athletes: Ester Schreiber '20, Women's Fencing

athleticsstudents Fencer Ester Schreiber ’20One of the many aspects students value about their Barnard experience is the opportunity to compete in NCAA Division I Athletics through the Columbia/Barnard Athletic Consortium. Barnard is the only women’s college—and one of only a few liberal arts colleges—to offer Division I athletics. This is the fourth profile in our scholar-athlete series. (Our most recent profile was of diver Isabel Weiss ’18.)

Here we feature Ester Schreiber […]

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Mississippi Semester | Faculty-Student Research Supports Low-Income Communities

activismeconomicshistorywomen Barnard students have many opportunities to collaborate closely with faculty on their research through formalized programs such as the Summer Research Institute and community-based, social justice initiatives like the Harlem Semester. Likewise, the new “Mississippi Semester” course, taught by Professor of History Premilla Nadasen, allows students to explore, hands-on, the ways in which historical, political, economic, and social issues affect communities in Mississippi. 

This course is an example of how the College uses internships, research, and field […]

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The Interchurch Center Galleries host the works of contemporary artists with monthly changing…

The Interchurch Center Galleries host the works of contemporary artists with monthly changing exhibits, artist receptions, and gallery talks.

This March, we are pleased to present “My World, My View”, a Women’s History Month exhibition.

Featured Artists:
Leah McCloskey, Cinnamon Willis, Beryl Goldberg, Linda Mulhauser, and Jennifer Roberts
Curated by: Frank DeGregorie

Exhibition Dates:
Friday, March 2, 2018 – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Weekdays, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Free & Open to the Public.

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Prof. Jennifer Finney Boylan's Op-Eds Uniquely Capture the Human Experience

writing Prof. Jennifer Finney Boylan, the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence, is possibly best known for the memoirs she has written about her experiences as a transgender woman, her leadership role at GLAAD, and her mentorship of Caitlyn Jenner on the E! show I Am Cait. She has also been a regular New York Times contributing opinion writer since 2007, and the Times recently announced that her writing would be […]

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Nina Ansary '89 P'19 Appointed UN Women Champion for Innovation

alumnae UN Women announced today that writer, humanitarian, and member of the Barnard Board of Trustees Nina Ansary ’89 P’19 has been appointed Champion for Innovation. In this two-year position, Ansary joins the ranks of other luminary women who have fought for women’s and girls’ rights such as Academy Award–winning actress Nicole Kidman, British actress Emma Watson, and tennis superstar Sania Mirza. Current Champions for Innovation include fashion designer Rachel Roy, actors […]

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Meet Barnard's Student Athletes: Isabel Weiss '18, Women's Swimming & Diving

athleticsstudents Isabel Weiss ’18One of the many things students value about their Barnard experience is the opportunity to compete in NCAA Division I Athletics through the Columbia/Barnard Athletic Consortium. Barnard is the only women’s college—and one of only a few liberal arts colleges—to offer Division I athletics. This is the third profile in our scholar-athlete series. (Our first profile was of Adele Bernhard ’18, women’s squash, and our second profile was […]

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