Feature Stories

In installment #2 of students getting honest, Ellie Harrison, Colette Juran, Phanesia Pharel, and Agie Neneh Sissoho unveil what their second year at Barnard was like, after each semester wrapped. 

Ashley Bush was a junior at Barnard when she became a student coordinator for the first-ever Athena Film Festival in 2011.

In this Break This Down, Hutchinson discusses the historical and cultural issues raised in cataloging and exhibiting America’s indigenous cultural treasures.

In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month (June) and World Refugee Day (June 20), the College asked alumnae and faculty to reflect on the importance of celebrating immigrants and refugees and to share how Barnard community members, personally and professionally, remain committed to people with these identities.

For this Father’s Day edition of “Break This Down,” history professor Nara Milanich shares some fascinating stories about parentage from her new book, Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father (June 10), which explores the social and political constructs that have been built around the idea of fatherhood.

In honor of the uprising, Barnard reached out to community members, from alumnae to faculty, to share reflections on Stonewall’s significance.

Atoosa Rubenstein ’93 was 26 years old and the senior fashion editor at Cosmopolitan when Hearst Magazines’ then-president asked her to pitch the company a new magazine. Forty-eight hours later, Rubenstein presented her vision of CosmoGIRL!

Debi (Vaughn) Yadegari ’98 — entrepreneur, attorney, speaker, author, and mother of five — left her job at a top Wall Street law firm and inspired by her experience as a working parent, she launched MommaWork in 2013, a company that offers professional, reliable, and individualized parenting and breastfeeding assistance in order to support working parents straddling personal and professional goals.

Taylor Thompson '20 is learning about policies and practices that will help her deconstruct inequities in the education system.