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Barnard honored its 12 newest Phi Beta Kappa members at a ceremony earlier today in Sulzburger Parlor. Inductees are of “exceptionally high standing” and chosen by faculty members who are also members of Phi Beta Kappa. Barnard hasn’t officially announced the inductees yet, but a tipster sent us a photo from the ceremony. Just last month, Columbia College announced its 22 junior PBK inductees last month, who constitute the highest 2 percent of the graduating class.
Full list of inductees below!
- Danielle Arje, political science
- Rachel Barnes, neuroscience and behavior
- Dare Anne Speers Brawley, architecture
- Kacie Lynn Dragan, sociology and human rights
- Rabia Iqbal, biochemistry
- Elianna Tova Kapowitz, neuroscience and behavior
- Daniella Mael, mathematics and economics
- Michelle Ann Schwartz, neuroscience and behavior
- Ana Svribuck, Africana studies and human rights
- Lacey Tompkins, psychology
- Ellen Dulsky Watkins, art history
- Yingtian Yang, applied mathematics and economics
Over the past week, students at Barnard have been perplexed about the mysterious white tent just inside the college’s main gate. The tent covers a new seal that is being etched into Barnard’s bricks—something that’s part of an ongoing effort by the college to step up its image.
“Unifying and strengthening Barnard’s visual identity—from printed publications to the website to multimedia—has been an ongoing project for the College for over five years now,” Joanne Kwong, vice president for communications at Barnard, said in an email.
In an environment where applicants increasingly judge colleges based on physical appearance, giving Barnard’s image a makeover has become more important. More »
Come on out to Lehman Lawn tonight at 7 to enjoy the Big Sub. Big Sub is a 714 foot sub sandwich (to correspond with the class of 2014) that will cover the entire Barnard campus – all open for you to devour for FREE!
In her new book, “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection,” Barnard president Debora Spar takes on the question of “having it all.” But in the process, she clues her readers into some strange (and often disturbing) facts about the women and the workforce. Here are just a few—paired with the comedic stylings of another great feminist, Tina Fey.
This post may make you want to stand up in class and do this:
In the wee hours of morning, I read Lanbo Zhang’s column on why Barnard and Columbia should merge. It was honest. It was upfront. And it was incredibly controversial. A Facebook event in response to it has already been created.
Though I understand why people have reacted to it strongly in the comments, there hasn’t been much respectful dialogue, and at this point, all sides are getting lost in rhetoric and emotions. What I want to do here is to try to provide an opportunity for respectful dialogue.
What strikes me the most is that the column ignores the value of women’s colleges. And Lanbo is definitely not the only person—I’ve had multiple conversations with fellow students or seen multiple comment threads in which readers think that women’s colleges no longer have reason to exist, that once Columbia started accepting women, that somehow invalidated Barnard’s existence.
So if Barnard students do go a lot of Columbia classes, do go to the same restaurants, and do essentially still interact with men, what is the point of maintaining Barnard as the women’s college we know it as?
Because the glass ceiling still exists. Because sexism still exists. Because gender inequality exists.
On Monday Barnard’s Spirit Week will begin. It is the love child of Greek Games and Spirit Day.
For some reason some people thought Greek Games were a little demeaning to women.
Spirit Week is 90s themed. To get us fired up for the week, I have put together my own small list of 90s favorites.
In an email to regular decision applicants for its class of 2017, Barnard announced Wednesday that it will send decision letters via email this year. In previous years, Barnard has opted to send its decision letters through regular mail only, but this year the college will release decisions through email on the same day that it mails decision letters.
“For the first time, we are emailing decision letters to applicants, which will be followed by notification through the mail,” Barnard Dean of Enrollment Management Jennifer Fondiller said in a statement. “Needless to say, we live in a world where email communication is a matter of course and we want to, in a more timely fashion, inform our applicants who are patiently and anxiously waiting to hear the big news.”
Barnard will notify students of its decision on March 27 at 7 p.m. EST, according to the email sent to applicants.
This just in: Nobel laureate and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee will deliver this year’s commencement address to Barnard graduates. “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham, renowned architect Elizabeth Diller (who’s designing the Business School buildings in Manhattanville and the new Medical Center buildings in Washington Heights), and human rights advocate Jimmie Briggs will receive the Barnard Medals of Honor.
Gbowee joins a growing list of high-profile speakers headlining Barnard’s commencement, including President Barack Obama, CC ’83, last year, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and actress Meryl Streep.
“Ms. Gbowee’s leadership helped galvanize an entire nation’s women to stand together against violence and end a civil war, and she continues to work tirelessly to eradicate violence against women worldwide,” Barnard President Debora Spar said in a statement.
Commencement takes place May 19 at Radio City Music Hall. More on the medalists after the jump. More »
Today in the Washington Post, Debora Spar, president of Barnard College, discusses why women are still earning on average 18 percent less than their male counterparts after graduating college.
Spar believes that the inequality is caused by the fact that “the university experience is still an unequal one” and “our higher-education system, for better and for worse, is not designed to focus on the economic consequences of our students’ years on campus.”
Spar states another source of inequality stems from women’s tendencies to “enroll in different kinds of classes, tend to major in less rigorous subjects, and generally head off with less ambitious plans.”
Snow or shine, the show must go on.
From Feb. 7 to Feb. 10, women filmmakers from around the city trudged through a Nemo-induced snowfall to Barnard College to take part in the Athena Film Festival. The Eye went behind the scenes to hear some of what these women had to say to fledgling female film artists, looking to make it in an industry that remains heavily male-dominated.
For more about how things stand for women in film, read this week’s issue of The Eye!