Feature Stories

The Class of 2017 reflects on their four years at Barnard.

At Reunion 2017, Alumnae returned to campus to reconnect and attend panels, lectures, and cocktails.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month—but at Barnard, Pride is year-round.

Barnard College historically has been a space for activism—from Annie Nathan Meyer’s aggressive advocacy of women’s education in the 1880s to the 1968 Vietnam War and civil rights protests to recent calls for divestment from fossil fuel companies.

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, more than 400 alumnae and friends of Barnard College gathered at the annual Gala at the historic Plaza Hotel to benefit student financial aid and honor Diana T. ’55 and P. Roy Vagelos, M.D., P&S ’54 for their more than three decades of service and philanthropy to the College.

 Professor of History Dorothy Ko and Visiting Professor of Professional Practice Meg McLagan, who teaches English and film studies, offer a peek into ancient and modern-day Eastern culture and politics.

A new study in Child Development, co-authored by a Barnard professor and a Barnard alumna, has shown that the development of spatial cognition—how infants and toddlers learn to encounter the world’s wealth of information—is heavily tied to the cultural norms of their caregivers.

 

Earth Day—Saturday, April 22—is more important than ever this year. As environmental protections are increasingly challenged or reduced, the Barnard community is enhancing sustainability efforts, working to reduce the effects of climate change, and creating scientifically based solutions to address environmental hazards.
 

Professor Hisham Matar and Professor Rachel Eisendrath discuss Matar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir "The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between."

Founded in the late 1960s to house the College’s institutional history, the Barnard Archives currently preserve and make available more than 450 individual collections.