Barnard College News

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, on-camera, for a chat about the hit show and their shared roots. 

“Remember President McIntosh’s inspirational message about being involved,” said the Barnard alumna, who in 1976 became the United States’  first Chinese American elected to a state legislature.

The inaugural round of grants awarded by the Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supported the “Emerging Filmmaker Mentorship Program” and three undergrads who will now screen their films at the Athena Film Festival. (It’s not too late to apply for the next round!)

In honor of Election Day next week, we’re taking a look back at our feature on Mae Yih ’51, who in 1976 became the first Chinese American elected to a state legislature anywhere in the United States.

Ahead of Election Day, we're looking back at how Barnard women in elected office are part of an impressive College tradition.

Laura Gee ’04, associate professor of economics at Tufts University, guest-lectured at Barnard on salary disclosure and shared tips for landing the job you want. (Hint: Social connections are key.)

Artists and transnational collaborators Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle open up about the famous monument’s long-term residency in Barnard Hall, the legacy of Mary Thomas, and the importance of filling public art space with black narratives. 

Across the city and globe this week, people are taking action to bring awareness to climate change, with many students participating in walkouts. Barnard shares their commitment to enacting change, as reflected in the College’s various initiatives over the years to address sustainability.

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