The Tony-nominated musical Violet was written by Barnard alumna and award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori '83. The play, starring Sutton Foster, opened to much acclaim. Read a Barnard Magazine profile of Tesori, whose other work includes the scores of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Caroline, or Change. Violet runs through August 10.
“There’s been a dramatic transformation,” says Professor Tina Campt. “There’s been the transformation of going from nothing to something.” She’s talking about the Africana Studies Program, which she directs—and which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.