President’s page

President’s page

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...
Fall 2012
One of the questions I get asked all the time is “why is college so expensive?” It is a question that has exploded now beyond the confines...
Winter 2013
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Erica Jong’s (Class of ’63) epic Fear of Flying, a passionate and explicit tale that broke the boundaries of feminine...
Spring 2013
When I was in college in the early 1980s, letters—on paper, in ink, with self-licked stamps and everything—were the primary form of communication. Cell phones, Facebook, and...
Summer 2013
Several weeks ago, an article in The New York Times caught my attention. It was ostensibly a real-estate piece; an only-in-hipster-Brooklyn story of a young man who,...