Hannah Barbosa Cesnik
Since Ella Weed first undertook the massive endeavor of helping Annie Nathan Meyer establish a women’s annex to Columbia in the late 1800s, Barnard has seen change both incremental and monumental. Though coming from varying backgrounds and perspectives, each successive Barnard leader has helped shape the realities of women’s education, accomplishing incredible things for the college, and molding both Barnard’s legacy and their own. However, a legacy is a complicated beast, and though we’ve taken many steps forward, there are still a number of complex issues that the college must address....
Dear class of 2021,
First, do no harm.
This past year has been full of discourse about size. Thanks to the election, we've been given information about low voter turnout, we've learned about the relevance of crowd sizes for political rallies, and of course, we've all gotten intimately acquainted with the size of President-elect Donald Trump's hands....