Barnard College News

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. 

The homemaking expert and serial entrepreneur joined President Beilock in an exclusive conversation, presented by Beyond Barnard, to discuss lifelong learning, the post-pandemic job market, and sourdough starters.

For National HIV Testing Day (June 27), immunologist Lillian Seu ’05 — who coordinated HIV antiretroviral resistance testing — shares how a Barnard professor inspired her to seek a cure for cancer.