Barnard College News

Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the Athena Film Festival, Ashley Bush reflects on being a student coordinator for the first-ever Festival in 2011 and the lasting impact it had on her award-winning filmmaking career.

How playing tennis as a Barnard student-athlete on the heels of Title IX helped an alumna combine her interest in law, politics, and women’s athletics to serve up long-lasting professional success. 

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.