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 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.
Watch her discuss women's education, leadership, and other aspects of Barnard.
The Barnard Community is saddened by the death of Anna Jacobson Schwartz '34, an acclaimed research economist.
View media coverage of Barnard's Commencement ceremony and President Obama's speech from news organizations around the world.