Barnard News

The Barnard College Board of Trustees announced today approval of a plan to divest from fossil fuel companies that deny climate science or otherwise seek to thwart efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. Barnard is the first college to take the unique and innovative approach of divesting from climate change deniers.

Barnard College announced today that its new teaching and learning center, currently under construction, will be named in honor of Board of Trustees vice chair and alumna Cheryl Glicker Milstein ’82 and Columbia College alumnus and trustee emeritus Philip Milstein ’71. 

College Divests from Fossil Fuel Companies Denying Climate Science

In January 2016, I formed the Presidential Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion, and for the past year this dedicated group of students, faculty, administrators, and trustees has undertaken a complex and deliberate process of discussion, consultation, and analysis with the goal of making Barnard a more representative, inclusive, and equitable place.