Members of Class of 1959 join President Debora L. Spar for reveal of contents
WHO: Barnard College President Debora L. Spar, alongside members of the Class of 1959, will host a ceremony to reveal the contents of a time capsule embedded during construction of the Adele Lehman Hall-Wollman Library, and to announce plans for a major fundraising initiative. The College is deconstructing ‘Lehman Library’ and replacing it with a $150 million teaching and learning center.
WHAT: The reveal of 11 historical items included in the time capsule, which holds memorabilia from alumnae and plans related to the building of Lehman Library, which was considered cutting edge for the era. Taken together, these items offer a window into a point in time for this storied institution, its students and the country.
- Members of the Class of 1959 will be available to discuss their Barnard experiences and what they were thinking about as graduation approached.
- President Debora L. Spar will outline Barnard’s ambitious plans for the future of the College.
WHEN: Wed., May 4, 2016, 10-11 a.m.
WHERE: Barnard College, 3009 Broadway (at 117th Street), The Diana Center, Lower Level (LL1)
WHY: Barnard College is experiencing a time of historic change.
- Demand for Barnard’s unique educational experience is unprecedented: applications have increased more than 45 percent over 10 years and the admit rate is the lowest in 126 years.
- Demolition has begun in preparation for construction of a new teaching and learning center, funded by the largest combined gift in the College’s history ($70 million) from the Milstein, Tow and Vagelos families. The building is central to positioning Barnard as one of the first liberal arts colleges with a distinct technology requirement as a part of its new curriculum, Foundations, and will provide the physical capacity for the College to continue its mission of educating our nation’s future women leaders.
- Growing Barnard’s endowment is key to sustaining current momentum, investing in top faculty and students, improving the College’s physical environment and, most importantly, keeping a Barnard education accessible to all ambitious and intellectually curious young women around the world regardless of financial need.
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