Debora L. Spar, who studied ballet from girlhood through college, has had a very successful tenure as president of Barnard, where the students evidently adore her. She takes the Lincoln Center helm at what the Times‘s Michael Cooper calls “a delicate moment.”
The last president, Jed Bernstein, was fired for neglecting to disclose a sexual relationship with a staff member whom he promoted. His successor, fed to the NY Times, is the Barnard College president, Debora L. Spar. Professor Spar, 53, has a huge task ahead of restarting a stalled $500 million site development while keeping all […]
Did you know there is one particularly dangerous time of day to vote? If not, you're not alone. Neither did the celebrity panelists on the first episode of Tell Me Something I Don't Know: Debora Spar, president of Barnard College; Anthony...Show More Summary
One of the best-selling Halloween items on Amazon right now is a floppy blond wig called “Mr. Billionaire.” At Barnard College one recent evening, a student named Aaron Moore pulled one over his brown hair, as he and a troupe of actors...Show More Summary
The Barnard College president’s confessions about cosmetic surgery struck a nerve.
Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in US | Religion News Service. But Hussein Rashid, an adjunct professor at Barnard College who frequently writes and consults about Islam in the U.S., said the jump in anti-Islamic sentiment the study pinpoints is reflected in the current political rhetoric. “The data...
The Department of Dance of Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, invites applications for an outstanding scholar to appoint as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance Studies starting July 1, 2017.
Bilingual sax-fueled punks Downtown Boys kicked off their world tour at Barnard College's annual WBAR-B-Q in Columbia University last Saturday. They've now added another NYC show happening at Market Hotel on June 24 with Pill, Wall, and Continue reading…
Barnard College's free annual WBAR-B-Q concert returns this year but happens at Revson Plaza by the Columbia University campus this time. It takes place Saturday, April 23, and the lineup is good as always. There's avant-rapper Antwon, political sax-fueled punks Downtown Boys, dream popsters Japanese Breakfast, and Australia's Frances Fox... Continue reading…
On Sunday afternoon — one of the nicest, sunniest days New York has seen in a long while (birds chirped, people drank iced coffee!) — the fourth annual NYC Feminist Zinefest took place at Barnard College. Held in a student building at the all-women's college uptown, the fest was a... More »
Three people were killed and thirty more injured when a bus traveling outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras careened off the road and into a ravine Wednesday. Barnard College students Daniella Moffson and Olivia Erhardt were killed in the crash, and Columbia University Medical Center nurse practitioner and student Abigail Flanagan also died. [ more › ]
If you or your child are going to be applying to college any time soon, this would be a good post to read. It’s from Brennan Barnard, director of college counseling at The Derryfield School, a private college preparatory day school for Grades 6-12 in Manchester, New Hampshire. By Brennan Barnard My family had […]
What to get students who are heading soon to college and in the difficult process of trying to get there? Here’s an unusual gift guide from college admissions counselors, collected by Brennan Barnard, director of college counseling at the private Derryfield School in Manchester, N.H. By Brennan Barnard My heart sank as I saw […]
Malia Obama has evidently narrowed her choices for going to a university/college to two: Barnard College and New York University. They say she wants to be a big filmmaker. She
Sandra E. Will, Alumnae-to-Student Mentoring Program cofounder, shares the inspiration behind her mentoring philosophy, the dos and don’ts of being a great mentor and mentee, and her most rewarding mentorship experiences.
Following weeks of petitioning and flyering on behalf of low-income, homeless and housing-insecure Barnard College undergraduates, College President Debora Spar sent an e-mail to the Barnard community on Monday night reinstating winter break housing for students with demonstrable "financial or personal" need. [ more › ]
Brennan Barnard is the director of college counseling at the private Derryfield School in Manchester, N.H. In this post, he explains how applying to college is similar to the U.S. presidential primary process — or, how college applicants can learn some lessons from what he calls “the political circus” now underway. By Brennan Barnard Those […]
Flyers plastered around Barnard College last Thursday posed a simple question in bold font: "Did you know Barnard College no longer offers winter break housing?" [ more › ]
The contingent faculty at Barnard College have voted overwhelmingly to unionize. Barnard is a women’s college, and women also make up more than 60 percent of the faculty. So, a pretty good choice, then, considering that union women earn, on average, 13 percent more than their non-union counterparts. Read more...
I've traveled to/from New York City's three major airports a countless number of times since my first flight to New York when I started Barnard College this time of year 21 years ago. But flying from LaGuardia Airport today on September 11 to the Toronto International Film Festival has been a surreal experience. Show More Summary