Feature Stories

Barnard College surpassed its own record this year with 9,319 applicants, a 64% increase over the last five years. Of those applicants, 1,051 young women from around the world were accepted to the class of 2023, making it the most selective class ever admitted to the 129-year-old college.

On Wednesday. March 27, Barnard College will sponsor “Women, Clothing, and Climate,” an interactive exploration of apparel and the environment led by Sandra Goldmark, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre and Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action.

This International Women’s Day (March 8), the College looks back over the past 13 decades to honor the activists who helped improve our lives — from pursuing higher education at a time when women were excluded to standing up for those with HIV to advocating for children’s rights. 

On Sunday, March 3, Barnard's Athena Film Festival capped its ninth annual celebration of fierce and fearless women leaders in film by welcoming U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who attended as a panelist to support the New York premiere of Knock Down the House.

If you think faculty care only about academics, read on. Their (many) other talents may surprise you.

The ninth annual Athena Film Festival, co-founded by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Women and Hollywood, opens Thursday, February 28, and runs through Sunday, March 3 at Barnard College.

Professors Kimberly Marten and Shayoni Mitra discuss performance and politics with Provost Linda Bell.

This winter recess, members of our community participated in snowy sled races, family dances, a parade, and more.