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Barnard is a preeminent incubator for the world's next generation of women leaders. Students enter with passion and intellect, and they graduate with an enhanced sense of identity and purpose. This video showcases the strength, brilliance, and drive of Barnard women, as well as a rejection of gender stereotypes and a celebration of the power of women leaders.

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SGA President Sara Heiny '17 checks off the final items on her "Senior Bucket List" before graduation.

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Student leader Sarah Kim '17 checks off the final items on her "Senior Bucket List" before graduation.

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The Barnard Class of 2017 is known for its activists, artists, changemakers, entrepreneurs, and risk-takers. They are truly bold women committed to creating a more inclusive, greener, and kinder future. In the video above, they reflect on their four years at Barnard and share their hopes for the future.

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Meet Krista Suh, the woman who inspired the sea of hand-knit pink hats at the historic Women's Marches that took place around the country and world on January 21, 2017.

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Studying at Barnard means access to graduate-level research opportunities that few undergraduate liberal arts colleges provide. Students engage in mentored research in STEM fields, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In this video, we hear from Barnard faculty and students collaborating both on campus and in the field.

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Nika Sabasteanski '17, a Barnard transfer student, previously studied abroad at St. Ann’s College, Oxford University. She volunteered with Oxford Aid to the Balkans, a student-run non-profit organization that supports underprivileged children across the Balkans. For two summers, Nika worked with Syrian refugees in Bulgaria. Her collection of poetry, Bearing Witness, is based primarily on this experience. This video details Nika’s journey of humanitarianism and self-discovery from Oxford to Eastern Europe to Barnard.

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In the spirit of the season, we are proud to bring you this year's Barnard holiday greeting, which features students sharing words of wisdom from some of our wonderful alumnae.

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A short feature about the re-opening of the historic Chinese-American department store

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A time-lapse video of the creation of Pearl River Mart's new location

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A time-lapse video of the demolition of Lehman Hall in preparation for the construction of Barnard's new teaching and learning center

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Filmmaker and illustrator Luna Adler '15 explores three spaces run by Barnard women: spaces that exist to solve problems created by gender inequity. We may still live in a man's world, but these women show we're inching toward equality.

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Barnard builds on its 125-year history with Foundations, a forward-looking new curriculum. Honoring the College’s commitment to the liberal arts and its strong mission and goals, Foundations is innovative, rigorous, and flexible—all to keep pace with our rapidly evolving world.

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In 1889, Barnard became the only college in New York City, and one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men. Today, Barnard’s strengths are exceptional: a stellar faculty truly committed to the integration of teaching and scholarship, a fiercely intellectual and motivated student body, an integral relationship with Columbia University, and unparalleled access to the resources and networks of New York City. These assets, together with Barnard’s dedication to the advancement of women, make it unique among American liberal arts colleges. The Bold Standard: A Campaign for Barnard ensures that we sustain this level of institutional excellence

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Poet, playwright, novelist and black feminist Ntozake Shange’s, Ph.D., earliest work can be traced back to the late 1960s when she was in high school. This foundational work along with an early drafts of the Obie Award-winning play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” and many others are a part of the significant collection acquired by the Barnard Library Archives and Special Collections.

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Women choose Barnard for its small class sizes, the rigorous liberal arts curriculum, and the empowering atmosphere that encourages women's leadership. Because Barnard is also uniquely connected to Columbia University, students experience the best of both worlds: the intimate, attentive setting of a small college along with the extensive resources of a large research university.

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As construction on the teaching and learning center gets underway, a team of arborists has been enlisted to move Barnard’s beloved magnolia tree to its new home near The Diana Center terrace, about 30 feet from its current location.

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Barnard women are passionate and inspired, ambitious and driven - making New York City an obvious choice for college. And because Barnard is uniquely connected to the City, students are able to supplement their on-campus experiences with unparalleled academic, social, and professional opportunities throughout the metropolis.

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Aerial yoga expert Beth Saidel performs a choreographed piece in celebration of her 55th birthday.  

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Physics major Florence Doval '15 became involved with The Columbia University Science Fiction Society during her first year at Barnard. As a senior, she was elected club president and concentrated on making the organization as inclusive and welcoming as possible, as well as promoting diversity and acceptance in "nerd culture."

Barnard is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away-in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

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Ambassador Samantha Power, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a celebrated academic and journalist, delivered the keynote address at Barnard’s 123rd Commencement on Sunday, May 17, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, telling students to work to break down "the remaining barriers to true equality." Power spoke before an audience of more than 5,000 people, including Barnard’s 670 graduates along with faculty, trustees, staff, family, and friends.

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Monica Miller, associate professor of English, is well known for her work on black dandyism. Her research on these fashionable, often androgynous personalities ranges from historical figures like W.E.B. Dubois to modern day celebrities like Kanye West and Janelle Monae.

“Dandies,” Miller says, “are figures who are playing with clothing, they’re playing with performativity, they’re playing with their identity, and they’re doing so in order to become creatures that are transformative and that can cross boundaries... Dandies who are black actually question your expectations about what blackness looks like.”

Here, Miller describes the evolution of her interest in black dandyism: from her early days as a PhD student studying under famed philosopher and academic Cornel West, to her more recent essays on some of popular culture’s most controversial figures.

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Classics major Rachel Herzog '15 came to Barnard for the opportunity not only to study ancient theater, but perform it in the original language. Herzog spent the past few years choreographing and translating for the Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group, and this year she takes the reins as the director of Euripides' Ion.

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Séverine Autesserre, assistant professor of political science, spent years working as an international humanitarian for Doctors Without Borders. After finishing her postdoctoral studies at Yale, Autesserre was offered positions at both the United Nations and at Barnard. She accepted the professorship because of her belief that academia can effect change in the world of humanitarian aid. Here, Autesserre shares her journey from aspiring reporter, to activist, to Ivy League professor in the first episode of Barnard's Pathways to Passion series.

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The Barnard community welcomed Queen Noor of Jordan; Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee; CARE USA CEO Helene Gayle '76; President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Founder of 10,000 Women Dina Powell; New York City Commissioner for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena; and more than a dozen other women leaders from around the world for Barnard's 7th Annual Global Symposium, Women Changing the World.

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Writer and activist Julie Zeilinger '15 is the founder and editor of the feminist blog The FBombNewsweek named her among "150 Women Who Shake the World" and she's one of the "eight most influential bloggers under 21" according to Women's Day Magazine. During her time at Barnard, Julie has published two books, A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism is Not a Dirty Word and College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year. Watch her share her journey as part of Barnard's Student Speak series.

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In recent years, honey bees have been disappearing rapidly and no one is quite sure why. The phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, is a becoming big problem. Honey bees are responsible for pollinating crops like blueberries, avocados, and almonds. Without the insects, these foods would not exist at the quantities that we have them now.   

“Basically what happens is that an apparently healthy hive one week will be essentially decimated the next week,” says Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Jonathan Snow. He believes that part of the endangerment may have to do with the way bees are responding to stresses in the environment, such as loss of appropriate food due to human interference with their habitats, exposure to chemicals like pesticides, or attack by microbial organisms that might cause infectious disease. Barnard biology majors Mia McKinstry '15 and Maryam Masood '15 have been helping Professor Snow investigate this phenomenon by conducting experiments on the honey bee digestive tract. 

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A team of women led by Barnard Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman and Barnard Archivist Shannon O’Neill convened the first  MTA Zine Residency on the F train. Riding the subway line back and forth from Brooklyn to Queens, the "zine-mob" spent the day writing, illustrating, and creating zines, a term for self-publications motivated by a desire for self-expression rather than profit. This event, along with a similar project on the Staten Island Ferry, was inspired by Amtrak's plan to launch a writer's residency, which sparked controversy over work ownership. 

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Gabby creates content for teen girls at Rookie Magazine and worked as a DIY blogger at Buzzfeed.

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An exhibition curated by art history professor Anne Higonnet and 20 of her students explores the legacy of the early 20th-century sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington. Although Huntington's works-including the Joan of Arc sculpture on Riverside Drive at 93rd Street and jaguars at the Bronx Zoo-grace many of New York City's public spaces, she has been largely forgotten.

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Emily-Anne is the founder and director of the nonprofit program We Stop Hate, dedicated to raising self-esteem in teens through social media.

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The Gender Amplified music festival encourages young girls to experiment with the male-dominated field of music production.

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Ariane recently played Liesl in NBC's production of "The Sound of Music Live!" She also plays Eve in Darren Aronofsky's film Noah.

Shot, edited, and produced by Rebecca    Robert Woo regains the ability to walk with help from an exoskeleton.

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Robert Woo regains the ability to walk with help from an exoskeleton.

Shot, edited, and produced by Rebecca and Tuan Nguyen    Marielle Anzelone, a botanist and urban ecologist, reports from Inwood Hill Park in week eight of her “Autumn Unfolds” series on City Room.

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Marielle Anzelone, a botanist and urban ecologist, reports from Inwood Hill Park in week eight of her “Autumn Unfolds” series on City Room.