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President’s page

Summer 2015
In February of 2011, I wrote in these pages about a particularly tough admissions decision. Tonya had applied to the College early decision, joining roughly 550 young...
Winter 2014
I never knew Barbara Baccus, never even heard of her until I read her death notice in The New York Times . She died on ecember 29,...
Winter 2017
When I started this job, in July 2008, it felt like the world was falling apart. That summer, the shaky illusion that was the U.S. market for...
Fall 2016
I met Pepper this past spring, while we were in Paris for Barnard’s Global Symposium. He is a gentle-seeming soul, with oval-shaped inquisitive eyes and a perky...
Summer 2016
I went to college at a very boring time. The early 1980s were complacent and quiet, a moment when the country was slipping from the economic stagnation...
Spring 2016
I’ll confess. When my colleagues first brought me the concept for The Bold Standard—Barnard’s ambitious capital campaign that you will read about later in this issue—I responded...
Winter 2016
This past September, at our first all-staff meeting of the year, I issued what would turn out to be a falsehood disguised as a wish. After a...
Fall 2015
In the spring of 2011, Barnard launched a strategic planning process. The goal, as with most such processes, was to outline our plans and dreams for the...