Dear Barnard community,

We are writing in light of the upsetting and unfolding news that this morning, multiple people were shot or injured at a Brooklyn subway station. Although we don’t have more details than you may be seeing on news outlets, we do know that NYC Emergency Management has asked citizens to avoid the area of Third Ave to Fifth Ave. between 20th and 40th Streets in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park area. Emergency personnel remain on scene of this police incident and have stabilized the area. MTA disruptions are to be expected on B/D/F and N/Q/R trains in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Our Community Accountability, Response, and Emergency Services (CARES) team is monitoring the situation and we will provide updates as needed. We are thankful for the quick and thorough response of the City police and emergency responders. 

We understand how disturbing this news may be and our thoughts are with those impacted. Please know that we are here to offer support. All members of the Barnard community are urged to take advantage of the counseling and other support services available to you. For students who would like more information or to seek these services, please visit the Furman Counseling Center, located on the first floor of Hewitt Hall or call 212-854-2092. The student after-hours Psychological Emergency Line is 855-622-1903. Barnard faculty and staff can make use of our Employee Assistance Program through Humana at 800-448-4358. Human Resources can also assist faculty and staff with accessing these and other resources.

We wish you all continued health and wellness in these final weeks of the semester.


Amy Zavadil
Associate Vice President,
Community Accountability, Response & Emergency Services (CARES)

Leslie Grinage
Dean of the College