Spring 2013

Spring 2013

Of Letters, Leaks, and Tweets

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 e-mail were inconceivable; the payphone in the hallway was noisy and unreliable. And so, like every college student of that era, I wrote letters.

Reel Talk

The Story Behind the Success of the HBO Film Powerhouse Sheila Nevins '60

Spring Semester Highlights

A Range of Events—from Stimulating Speakers to Musical Interludes—Enlivens the Campus


New York City Council Speaker visits Barnard addressing the needs of women--and New York 

Breaking Barriers

Short films about women of courage and conviction spark conversations about leadership.

Athena Film Festival

The third annual Athena Film Festival brought industry leaders to Barnard’s campus for a weekend in February to celebrate the achievements of women in the film and allied industries and discuss the challenges they face.


To the Finish Line

Sakina Pasha '13 leads Columbia's racecar club

Crisis Intervention


A Grant from the Avon Foundation for Women Funds Preventative Education 

Prof. Meenakshi Rao's Class Explores Chemistry in Daily Life

A new course, "From Pumpkin Pie to CSI," challenges students to learn about the chemistry in the world around them.

She Doesn't Like the Limelight, but Her Rhythms Take Center Stage

She’s toured with Laurie Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, and Rickie Lee Jones, but percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos ’75 says that her career as a sought-after performer and recording artist wasn’t something she anticipated.