Summer 2012

Summer 2012

Barnard magazine summer issue 2012

Defining Fatherhood

The search for an absolute often leads to ambiguity 

President's Page: Sexual Politics

On a particularly dreary day at the end of February, I was trying to get word about my younger son... When the phone rang, I leaped, positive that it was the emergency room calling with the final diagnosis. Instead, it was my office, informing me that President Obama wanted to give the commencement address at Barnard. What does one say? “Oh wow,” I mumbled. “Sure. I have to get off the phone now.”

Record Reunion

Alumnae reconnected and socialized with old friends and new, in addition to attending discussions, workshops, lectures, and other events during this year’s reunion weekend.

Salon: A Milestone Birthday

Anticipating a new decade prompted Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen to look both back and forward as she contemplated aging, the launch of three children from the nest, and her new ability to do a headstand.

Salon: A Concrete Barrier

Katherine Boo has made a name for herself—and won a Pulitzer Prize—writing about the lives of the poor and neglected in society. In her recent book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, she portrays the hopes and hardships of the residents of a makeshift slum.

Alumnae Association Reunion 2012 Award Winners

When Barnard’s extraordinary women come together during Reunion, the Alumnae Association recognizes a few especially accomplished graduates for professional achievements or exceptional volunteer contributions to the College

Embracing the F Word

Five Barnard feminists share their stories from the ever-evolving movement

Living Well, Aging Well

What you need to know to burnish your golden years