Benny Carter's widow enlists a friend to breathe new life into the jazz great's gorgeous melodies.
In the late 1950s, the eminent anthropologist, professor, museum curator, winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Barnard alumna Margaret Mead ’23 invited young photographer Ken Heyman, whom she had met earlier during his student days at Columbia, to accompany her on a field trip to Bali.
On December 15, Barnard College, along with schools across the country, released the results of its Early Decision application process. We sent acceptance letters to 240 presumably happy young women and their families, generating a wonderful bubble of excitement in return. “Our entire family is ecstatic to learn that Isabel has been accepted to Barnard,” wrote one delighted grandmother to our admissions staff. “We are all calling each other, laughing and exclaiming with joy.” “We have all worked so hard to get here, so now we can breathe!” scribbled a young woman on our newly assembled Facebook page. “CONGRATS everyone! Barnard College Class of 2015, here we come!”
Blogging, clicking, downloading - and other adventures in educational technology
Peak Performances, the overall theme of this issue, readily applies to the three performing arts departments—dance, music, and theatre—at the College, profiled in a photographic essay within these pages. But, as we considered the various thematic possibilities, our final choice appeared most apt: A liberal arts education at Barnard is designed to provide the tools for a peak performance throughout the life of each student who comes here.
Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives, Edited By Elizaneth Benedict ’76