Barnard President Debora Spar attends White House summit on fostering success for disadvantaged students
Summit will bring together leaders from over 100 U.S. colleges to discuss how to boost success among low-income students
"We thought we could just glide into the era of equality with babies, board seats, and husbands in tow. We were wrong."
In a recent episode of the Dare to Use the F-Word podcast, President Debora Spar talks with feminist media activist Jamia Wilson about how the drive for perfection affects young women today. Following the interview, President Spar shared her thoughts on the direction of feminism for the next generation.
Diverse array of speakers reflect on the theme “Rethinking Failure”
National media coverage of President Spar's new book includes appearances on "CBS This Morning", MSNBC's "Morning Joe," NPR's "Fresh Air," and more.
View coverage of President Spar's upcoming book Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
When I was in college in the early 1980s, letters—on paper, in ink, with self-licked stamps and everything—were the primary form of communication. Cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail were inconceivable; the payphone in the hallway was noisy and unreliable. And so, like every college student of that era, I wrote letters.
On CNN.com, Spar notes the role of assisted reproductive technology in gay marriage debate
On the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking Fear of Flying by Erica Jong '63, President Debora Spar wonders whether students are missing romance of the starting-out-in-life sort.