Break This Down: Novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez is Barnard’s Inaugural International Artist Fellow

In this special interview to celebrate National Latinx Heritage Month, the famed writer shares his views on storytelling and his obsession with his native country, Colombia.


Barnard Celebrates with Convocation

Emmy-winning documentary executive producer and keynote speaker Sheila Nevins ’60 joined the College community to kick off the 130th academic year with a huge welcome-back party.


Way Back Wednesday | Amy Sueyoshi ’93

The dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University opens up about how finding community and purpose at Barnard helped support and shape her scholarship-as-activism.


Barnard’s Summer Research Institute Hosts Nearly 190 Scholars

Now in its sixth year, Barnard’s biggest summer science program demonstrates the College’s commitment to women in STEM.

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


Zora Neale Hurston 1928


Jada Hawkins '16


Twyla Tharp '63


Johanna Shipman '99


Margaret Mead 1923

At Home in New York City

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.

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

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  

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