All 750 feet of sandwich return to Barnard’s campus for the highly anticipated bread-breaking tradition.
Barnard College News
Read advice from two NSOP student leaders, the CARES team, and two Barnard interns who introduced this year’s incoming students to campus life.
Members of the Student Government Association reflect on lessons learned while keeping the community connected during a virtual fall semester.
Annual awards honor Barnard students and groups for their commitment to the community.
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.
Student Life to honor the holiday by testing students' knowledge about the U.S. Constitution.
NSOP committee chair Maddie Miley ’20 offers first-year and transfer students her best tips for a stress-free move-in.
Taylor Thompson ’20 is learning about policies and practices that will help her deconstruct inequities in the education system.
The advice Mia Ciallella ’19 gives to Barnard students: Be a part of as many different groups as interest you.
Barnard Student Life—which enhances the educational mission of the College by engaging students outside the classroom through programs, events, and leadership opportunities—is central to the College's diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Students and organizations committed to engaging and supporting the Barnard community who exemplify the spirit of philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs '35 were honored by Student Life at the Barnard Bold dinner reception on March 29, 2018, in The Diana Center Event Oval.
The third-annual Sister Spit, sponsored by Barnard Student Life and honoring MLK Legacy Week, featured women who shared poems and narratives focused on resistance.
As we come together to celebrate the light of a New Year, we are proud to bring you this year's Barnard holiday greeting.
During Finals Week (Friday, December 15 - Thursday, December 21, 2017), more than a thousand exams are scheduled—some occurring simultaneously.
Akshaya shares her journey from uncertain first-year student to successful STEM researcher and University arts leader with an exciting job offer on the horizon.
Every fall before classes begin, Barnard’s New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) rolls out the welcoming bins for first-year, transfer, and international students.
Barnard administrators and faculty offer advice to incoming and departing college students.
Barnard celebrates five students and three organizations committed to critically engaging and supporting the Barnard community.
Economics major Grace Shadid ’16 fell in love with pole vaulting at a young age.
Lillian R. Fishman ’16 Receives Third Annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing
Lillian “Lily” R. Fishman ’16 was awarded the third annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing.
Barnard College is preparing for historical changes to the curriculum, the campus and the community
The Glicker-Milstein Theatre and Barnard Student Life received the 2016 Gold Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Argues for greater international support for Syrian Civil War refugees
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae celebrated the start of the 2015–16 school year Thursday, September 10, at a spirited convocation ceremony in the historic Riverside Church.
New students make their way to Morningside Heights following Barnard’s most competitive application season ever.
Senior Emily-Anne Rigal, founder of the anti-bullying organization WeStopHate.org, published Flawd, a fun, illustrated guide on "how to stop hating yourself, others, and the things that make you who are you."
The Columbia University Science Fiction Society president shares her love of physics, fantasy novels, and "nerd culture."
A roundup of the numerous awards, grants, and fellowships students and recent alumnae received this year.
Citation for Simi LInton, activist and consultant on disability and the arts.
Ambassador Samantha Power delivers keynote speech for Commencement 2015. Barnard Medal of Distinction also presented to disability activist Simi Linton, pioneering middle school principal Nadia Lopez, and record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad.
In a letter to The New York Times, a Barnard junior says many students are more academically engaged than some faculty believe.
Prize supports a graduating English major to pursue her passion after college
VISP students talk about their experiences, American-style classrooms, and New York City life.
Innovative teaching approach integrates role-play, competition, and public speaking
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.
Barnard’s Committee on Online and On-Campus Learning examines how faculty can use digital technology to enhance learning
A host of projects confirms the College's commitment to new technology
Computer science major Jada Hawkins is the co-founder of Athena Digital Design.
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.
From feminism to financial aid, students, faculty and staff share what is most special to them about Barnard.
Writer and feminist activist Julie Zeilinger ’15 is the founder and editor of TheFBomb and the author of two books, A Little F’d Up and College 101.
In a video celebrating Barnard's milestone anniversary, faculty, staff and students share their thoughts on what makes Barnard so special.
Actress and author Lauren Graham was the featured speaker at the annual Alumnae Book Club at the first-year student orientation.
New first-year class dean participates in interview about her new role on campus
Assistant Professor Jonathan Snow and his research assistants investigate the possible causes of mass disappearances of honey bees, known as Colony Collapse Disorder.
Ariane recently played Liesl in NBC's production of "The Sound of Music Live!" She also plays Eve in Darren Aronofsky's film Noah.
Gabby creates content for teen girls at Rookie Magazine and worked as a DIY blogger at Buzzfeed.
A team of women led by Barnard Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman and Barnard Archivist Shannon O’Neill formed a "zine-mob" on the F train.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards urges graduates to be activists, troublemakers, and agitators.
Global Symposium Student Fellows facilitate leadership workshop for New York City high school students
Similar event to take place in Shanghai in conjunction with Barnard’s Sixth Annual Global Symposium
Exhibit features work from Anna Hyatt Huntington, a trailblazing sculptor
Sophomore wrote an anti-bullying play that has been performed at several schools in Florida
Meet some of Barnard's exceptional young women and hear about their academics, aspirations, and lives in New York City.
Playing Liesl Von Trapp, Barnard junior performs in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
At Barnard, students study the performing arts intellectually and critically, while immersing themselves in practice on campus and in the wider world of New York City.
Founder of WeStopHate helps bullied teens with a community and video project.
Listen to Barnard Students discuss themes in Barnard President Debora Spar's new book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection.
Claire created her own major, "philosophy of language." On the senior team of the American JKA Karate Association, she will represent the United States in Euro Cup.
An English major with a double minor in psychology and urban teaching, Mariany is a certified public school teacher in New York City. She is graduating from Barnard with a career opportunity at Goldman Sachs.
Toby, a history major, founded her own nonprofit, Wear It Don't Bear It, which donates the sales of her personally designed charms to the Bereaved Parents of the USA.
Annie Danis ’10, Caroline Frosch ’14, Maud Reavill ’14, and Emily Hayflick ’15 explore the Rio Grande gorge
Professor Severin Fowles's Gorge Project, a long-term program of excavations, archaeological surveys, and ethno-historical studies of the Rio Grande gorge, provide students with a wealth of hands-on research opportunities.
Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert ’08 and Rachel Silvern ’14 examine how arsenic seeps into groundwater in Bangladesh
Students examine how arsenic seeps into groundwater in Bangladesh.
Students study the potential impact of green-roof fungi on the environment.
At Barnard, students majoring in the sciences or other research-intensive subjects have take part in research projects at levels usually reserved for graduate students.
Barnard student highlighted in the New York Daily News.
Personalized sessions help students develop public-speaking skills
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.
Barnard’s latest graduates reflect on their time at Barnard and celebrate their Commencement ceremony. Watch their reflections.
Since the 1990s, WBAR has provided a home for music-loving Barnard College and Columbia University students seeking a free-form radio station.
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.
Barnard Students Reflect on Barnard's Third Annual Global Symposium "Women Changing Africa" and the Young Women’s Leadership Workshop
Six current Barnard students were selected to travel to the Barnard's Third Annual Global Symposium "Women Changing Africa" during their spring break.