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Winter 2018
What does it take to maintain a three-way friendship for seventy-five years? For Gaby Simon Lefer, Sue Hess Oscar, and Helen Adler Witsenhausen, it involves a similar...
Winter 2018
Toyin Ojih Odutola once recalled seeing an exhibition of Edward Hopper’s paintings: “Of course, you read about his work in books,” she noted about the prominent twentieth-century...
Winter 2018
If ever there were a time to celebrate women in film, it’s now, as the ugliness of Hollywood’s old boy’s network has finally lurched into public view...
Winter 2018
Men have been accorded only a minor role in Barnard’s history, and appropriately so. The College was the idea of a young woman, Annie Nathan Meyer. Its...
Winter 2018
The concept of fairness has occupied many of us from as far back as we can remember—from when we were required as a child to share a...
Winter 2018
“Remember Magic Eye paintings?” laughs Greta Gerwig ’06. It’s the end of a long, giddy weekend of doing press for the movie Lady Bird , her directorial...
Fall 2017
The student-led disruptions that racked the Columbia campus in the spring of 1968 initially left Barnard unscathed. True, 115 Barnard students were arrested during the police evacuation...
Fall 2017

It’s well-known in the field of urban studies that neighborhoods tend to gentrify along subway lines, which give professional commuters ready access to new neighborhoods that have...
Fall 2017
A lot can change in ten years. In May 2007, then president of the College Judith Shapiro addressed graduates with a lesson from the Jewish sage, Hillel,...
Fall 2017
Disposession and the Environment by Paige West [nonfiction] In September, Columbia University Press awarded Paige West, Barnard’s Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, its Distinguished Book Award for...