On a particularly dreary day at the end of February, I was trying to get word about my younger son... When the phone rang, I leaped, positive that it was the emergency room calling with the final diagnosis. Instead, it was my office, informing me that President Obama wanted to give the commencement address at Barnard. What does one say? “Oh wow,” I mumbled. “Sure. I have to get off the phone now.”
Alumnae reconnected and socialized with old friends and new, in addition to attending discussions, workshops, lectures, and other events during this year’s reunion weekend.
Anticipating a new decade prompted Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen to look both back and forward as she contemplated aging, the launch of three children from the nest, and her new ability to do a headstand.
Katherine Boo has made a name for herself—and won a Pulitzer Prize—writing about the lives of the poor and neglected in society. In her recent book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, she portrays the hopes and hardships of the residents of a makeshift slum.
When Barnard’s extraordinary women come together during Reunion, the Alumnae Association recognizes a few especially accomplished graduates for professional achievements or exceptional volunteer contributions to the College
Partisan politics is only one of many pitfalls, according to Professor Richard Pious
Five Barnard feminists share their stories from the ever-evolving movement
Alumnae and friends of Barnard College gathered at New York’s historic Plaza Hotel for the Annual Gala 2012, which included an auction to benefit financial aid. The event raised over $2.4 million for scholarships.
When I was 6 years old, I remember defiantly stating that I wanted to grow up to be the first female president of the United States. By the time I graduated from Barnard, I was more inclined toward being the “next” Katie Couric. Today, I’m very happy as a writer, lecturer, and small-business owner.... but I’m wondering what these changed goals say about me and my generation?