Fiercely IntellectualSpring 2020

Barnard Magazine

On the Cover Wanderlust

Aliza Goldberg ’14 turned her wanderlust into social activism on a 159-day journey across the grueling terrain of the Pacific Crest Trail as she raised money for the International Rescue Committee

Also in this Issue...

Activism

A proposed dress code for students ignited protest — and the activist spirit — on the Barnard campus in 1960

Impressions and digressions from your point of view

Dispatches, Discourses & Noteworthy

A young woman stands in front of the train entrance.
Student Life

Daniela Lebron ’22 shares her experience as a commuter student

Career

Radio legend Susan Stamberg ’59 receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her pioneering work in broadcast journalism

College President

President Beilock discusses how cognitive diversity will help solve today’s toughest challenges

Education

During Hardwick’s 20-year tenure at Barnard, she wrote some of her most important work and inspired a generation of talented writers

Nicole Anderson, editor Barnard Magazine

In her first letter as Barnard Magazine’s new editor, Nicole Anderson introduces the Spring issue and its expansive redesign

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Neuroscience

Michelle Dandeneau ’20 turned to neuroscience to find answers about her sister’s bipolar disorder

Professor and student in lab
STEM

Barnard’s Science Pathways Scholars Program helps students build experience in the lab to become leaders in science

JJ Miranda
Biology

Biology professor JJ Miranda counts on teamwork to research the mysteries of cancer-causing viruses

Visual Arts

The graphic artist and art director gives us a glimpse into her creative process and talks feminist zines, fine paperstock, and sketching under the magnolia tree

Giving

Volunteering helps these alums find fulfillment and purpose, drawing on their Barnard experience to give back

Alumnae

Jyoti Menon ’01 sends a message of unity to the Barnard Community in her final letter as president of the Alumnae Association of Barnard College

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Literature & Poetry

A collection of letters edited by Professor Saskia Hamilton paints an illuminating portrait of the marriage of two literary greats: writer Elizabeth Hardwick, who taught at Barnard for 20 years, and poet Robert Lowell

Alumnae

With the world “on pause” for 2020, globetrotter Frances Abramowitz ’48 shares her favorite trips and tips

Visual Arts

The Athena Film Festival caps a milestone as an international forum for stories by and about fearless women

Performing Arts

Lynne Sharon Schwartz ’59 pays tribute to lifelong friend Tobi Tobias ’59, whose career as a dance critic started with a story on Twyla Tharp ’63 in Barnard Magazine

hiking the pacific coast trail
Activism

Aliza Goldberg ’14 turned her wanderlust into social activism on a 159-day journey across the grueling terrain of the Pacific Crest Trail as she raised money for the International Rescue Committee