Barnard College News

Each semester, on the night before the first day of finals, Barnard staff and administration stay at Barnard a little later than usual... to serve breakfast to hungry, studying students.

Over the past few years, there has been a growing visibility of transgender individuals across our society, and an increasing recognition that, for many people, gender identity is more complicated and ambiguous than was once commonly believed to be the case.

We’ve been collecting memories of alumnae about their Barnard days. Everything—from recollections of life-changing moments to pages from journals—has been posted to our 125th anniversary website. Each opens a window onto Barnard life; what follows are some of your reminiscences.

About 70 first-year students fanned out across the New York City area Sunday night to enjoy intimate dinners generously hosted by alumnae. The latest in a string of activities for the Barnard Constellations, the residence-based social groups to which first-year students are assigned, the dinners took place at various locations—some in hosts’ homes, others in restaurants.

The beginning of the academic year 2011-2012 welcomed improvements and changes to the Barnard campus—some more strikingly apparent than others.

Barnard’s Reach Out program, a weekend of community service for students, faculty, and staff, extended its hand to alumnae for the first time this year.