President’s page

President’s page

Fall 2014
Usually, fall letters from college presidents are full of the typical fall joys: the trees, the leaves, the newly enrolled students and returning faculty. And we have...
Fall 2018
Photo by Elena Seibert ’77
As an academic, and especially as a scientist, I tend to distill and define everything I encounter. I love Excel charts...
Summer 2018
As I write this, I have completed one magnificent orbit around the academic year. Like most every journey in life, it feels slow when you’re in the...
Spring 2018
Photo by Elena Seibert ’77
A few months ago, I moved my desk to the other side of my office. When I arrived at Barnard in...
Winter 2018
Photo by Elena Seibert ’77
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about challenges—how often we face them, and mostly, how we deal with...
Fall 2017
It has been a wonderful start. I have been meeting so many fascinating people, settling in to the day-to-day routine, and focusing on the exciting opportunities ahead...
Spring 2012
When he was younger, my father-in-law fought the Nazis and the communists and survived a famine so severe that villagers took to eating the ancient staves of...
Summer 2012
On a particularly dreary day at the end of February, I received an unexpected phone call. Back and forth with doctors all morning, I was trying to...
Summer 2017
If you were with me now in my Milbank office, you would see that there are still boxes of books to unpack and piles of papers to...
Spring 2017
Greetings. After nine years, the Barnard President’s Page finds a new—interim—voice. I have been serving as Interim President now for a few months and will continue on...