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....
By Madi DeLaney
At Convocation last week, Barnard’s new president, Sian Beilock, delivered the welcome address and took the opportunity to introduce herself to the student body. Her introduction served to reflect on her short time on campus, but most importantly to give us a picture of who she will be for Barnard going forward....