Barnard College News

A year after COVID-19 became a national emergency, a campus-run project to monitor coronavirus in wastewater is part of a multi-pronged effort to keep the community safe during the pandemic.

In time for the Grammy Awards, the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Player and co-founder of the Black Music Action Coalition credits Barnard for setting a strong foundation as she journeyed from law to music.

As the pandemic disrupted traditional internships and in-person work, Barnard students and alumnae discovered new professional opportunities.

A Treatise on Stars, by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge ’69, was recently nominated as a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. Here, Berssenbrugge reflects on the natural influences and the creative process at work in her latest collection of poems.  

The recent inductee into the American Political Science Association’s Minority Fellows Program is determined to use the skills she acquired at Barnard to improve public policy and everyday lives.

The writer — whose debut novel, Burnt Sugar, is shortlisted for the Booker Prize — discusses her incredible journey into the literary industry and writing her first book.