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Spring 2016
For most people, the twin processes of listening and speaking are so natural that we never pause to think about how they work. But in the moment...
Spring 2016
“Welcome to Barnard, Class of 1986!” Thus began my college orientation in the auditorium of Barnard Hall. The woman at the podium waited for the cheering to...

Grace Shadid '16: Athlete Reaching Great Heights

Economics major Grace Shadid '16 fell in love with pole vaulting at a young age.

Spring 2016 Newsletters

Winter 2016
When Angela Beam ’18 was preparing for college, she visited more than 20 schools. Barnard was the last stop. In San Antonio, where she grew up, “Women’s...
Fall 2015
Failure is OK. Imperfection is fine. So writes Emily-Anne Rigal ’16 in her new book, FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That...
Fall 2015
On August 30, Barnard enthusiastically welcomed the 635 exceptional young women of the Class of 2019. “This group of young women has a remarkably diverse range of...
Fall 2015
In September, Barnard students, faculty, staff, and alumnae officially began the 2015–16 academic year with Convocation at Riverside Church, a service once reserved for anniversary celebrations, but...