Collaborating Alumnae

A ‘Marvelous’ Barnard Collaboration

While filming The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, award-winning costume designer Donna Zakowska ’75 and director Jamie Babbit ’93 discovered that they both went to Barnard. So Barnard got them together again, and on-camera for a chat about the hit show and their shared roots. 


Ntozake Shange ’70’s Revered Play ‘for colored girls’ Endures More Than 40 Years Later

For the first time since the play debuted in 1976, The Public Theater brought the Obie Award-winning production to a new generation of audience members. And Barnard was in the house.


Way Back Wednesday | Dasha Amsterdam Epstein ’55

The Tony Award-winning Broadway producer is still seeking new voices and different ways to tell meaningful stories.


‘Unafraid’ to Talk About Self-Care

Barnard students share their thoughts about following the path of trailblazers and taking time out to enjoy the journey.


Essentially Barnard

Join the scientific researchers, Olympic-level athletes, published poets, performers, artists, and activists who make up Barnard's nearly 2,600 students and 35,000+ alumnae. In this community, voices command respect and opinions help shape the discourse.

An Education for Tomorrow

  • A Flexible Curriculum You Can Shape

    The Barnard Foundations curriculum encourages you explore widely across disciplines, discover new territory, and then dive deep. It’s structured to ensure that you examine the world through a variety of lenses — the rest is up to you.

  • Advanced Research Opportunities

    You can look up information — but to solve problems, you have to think critically and creatively. At Barnard, you have multiple opportunities to hone these skills through faculty-mentored, structured research in the sciences or humanities.

  • Digital Literacy Across Disciplines

    Dancers research the data of movement. Historians build digital visualizations of complex ideas. You’ll need digital skills whatever your discipline, and Barnard is the first liberal arts school to require that you learn to interpret and create digitally.

Voices & Stories


Ariella Salimpour ’17


Twyla Tharp '63


Amy Sueyoshi '93


Margaret Mead 1923


Zora Neale Hurston 1928

At Home in New York City

At Home With Powerful Women

“You never question a woman holding a position of leadership here. You learn ’this is how it is.’ There's a normalcy given to a woman being successful.”
— Elvita Dominique ’03  

Finding Home on Campus

“At the beginning of the school year, I was introverted and scared, but I’ve joined a dance team called CU Dhoom that's become my favorite part of Barnard. I don't remember the girl I was on move-in day.”
—Agie Neneh Sissoho ’21

Scoring Points in Brooklyn

She goes by Lavender Menace when she's playing roller derby with Brooklyn's Gotham Girls. At Barnard she's Mia Ciallella ’19, fashion director of the student-run Hoot magazine, peer writing tutor, and community educator.

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