Engineering professor Maria Chudnovsky and geochemistry professor Terry Plank will each receive $500,000 over the next five years to pursue their research.
Linda Bell, Haverford’s outgoing provost, looks to develop Barnard’s relationship with Columbia and its global presence in her new role.
While the reason behind the sudden and coinciding retirement of so many Barnard administrators and faculty members is unclear, offering a significant number of employees early retirement is often a means by which colleges avoid cutting their budgets.
Spar agreed with Jordan Borgman, BC ’13, who said she felt that she could use more preparation from Barnard for the hardships of balancing a professional and personal life as a woman.
Barnard sent acceptance letters to 1,141 applicants today, marking an admit rate of 21 percent, the lowest in the college's history.
Barnard is in the very early stages of launching a major fundraising effort to complement the school’s endowment which, at $215.5 million, has historically lagged behind other Seven Sister colleges.
University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis moderated a panel of administrators on Tuesday, and students had the opportunity to speak to panelists about their concerns.
University President Lee Bollinger will host a fireside chat this evening to discuss NYPD monitoring of Muslim students at Columbia.
“President Bollinger, I need you to pick up the phone and call Commissioner Kelly and call Mayor Bloomberg,” Kahlil Abdur-Rashid, Columbia’s Muslim religious life advisor, said.
University President Lee Bollinger and Barnard President Debora Spar both expressed opposition Tuesday to the NYPD’s reported monitoring of Muslim students.
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