A Fearless History

130多年的无所畏惧专业

In 1917, Josephine Paddock, Class of 1906, was among the suffragists who picketed the White House to demand a voice for women in the government.

The vision was bold:
Create a rigorous and challenging college for women equivalent to the education offered by Columbia.

Barnard’s Story

在20世纪之交, 妇女参政论者仍在争取选举权, 和哥伦比亚大学, like most other institutions of higher learning at the time, 只招收和教育白人男性. Eventually, the Columbia Board of Trustees agreed to create a syllabus for women to earn a certificate from the University.

Still, they were prevented from joining regular classes. A group of New York City women, led by young student activist Annie Nathan Meyer, wanted more. They assembled a committee to support their vision and, 经过两年的请愿, convinced the Trustees to create an affiliated college, which they named after Columbia’s recently deceased president, Frederick A.P. Barnard, who argued unsuccessfully for the admission of women to Columbia University.

Founded in 1889, 十大电竞游戏综合排名大学是纽约市唯一的一所大学, 也是全国为数不多的, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men.

The school’s founding was largely due to the rallying efforts of Annie Nathan Meyer, a student and writer who was equally dissatisfied with Columbia’s stance and staunchly committed to the education of women. She joined forces with a small group of her peers to petition the University Trustees for an affiliated, 自立的文理女子学院. In two years, she accomplished what she had set out to do.

343 Madison Avenue
大约1889年,麦迪逊大道343号

Barnard’s first class met in a rented brownstone at 343 Madison Avenue, just blocks from Grand Central Station; there were six faculty members and 14 students in the School of Arts. Nine years later, the College moved to its current site in Morningside Heights. 最初的七姐妹学院之一, Barnard was, from the beginning, 一个在智力上挑战女性的地方.

In 1900, Barnard was included in the educational system of Columbia University, with provisions unique among women’s colleges: It was governed by its own trustees, faculty, and dean and was responsible for its own endowment and facilities, 在分享指令的同时, the libraries, 还有大学的学位.  

In 1983, when Columbia College went co-ed, as Frederick A.P. 这是十大电竞游戏综合排名一个多世纪前想要的, one might have thought Barnard would easily be subsumed. Instead, then-President Ellen Futter fought for the College to remain independent and worked toward a new and lasting agreement with Columbia in light of their decision to admit women.

Over the course of over 130 years and 13 great women leaders — from winning the right to hire faculty in 1900 and the pivotal protests of 1968 to the historic admission of transgender women in 2016 — Barnard has continued to flourish and excel.

From the start, 十大电竞游戏综合排名的使命是让聪明人更聪明, ambitious women by offering rigor and relevance in an academic community where women lead. As our reach broadens, the mission grows ever more powerful. For decades 十大电竞游戏综合排名妇女为选举权而斗争, peace, gender equity, social justice, climate action, and more.

STEM领域的创新之路

她的家人希望她成为一个初入社交界的人, but Elsie Clews Parsons from the Class of 1896 chose to go to Barnard and later became the first woman elected president of the American Anthropological Association.

Margaret Mead transferred to Barnard as a sophomore English major to join the Class of 1923. An anthropology class with the pioneering cultural anthropologist Franz Boas changed her life course — and the way we study human culture.

全美国唯一的医生.S. 获得内科医学委员会的认证, hematology, endocrinology, and metabolism, Lila Wallis ’47 founded the National Council on Women’s Health and served as its first president.

Dr. Helene Gayle ’76, 芝加哥社区信托基金的首席执行官, led HIV/AIDS research efforts at the Centers for Disease Control for two decades, later serving on President Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

山口伸田惠美, Barnard Class of 1928, was the first Asian American woman to graduate from Columbia Medical School

 文学明星的悠久传统

佐拉·尼尔·赫斯顿,28岁,以小说闻名 他们的眼睛注视着上帝, 十大电竞游戏综合排名的第一位黑人毕业生是谁. Today, the College is a leading institution for Hurston scholarship.

Ntozake Shange ’70 won an Obie award for her groundbreaking choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. Shange remained an active member of the Barnard community until her death in 2018.

Edwidge Danticat ’90 drew on her Haitian heritage in Krik? Krak!, and at age 26, she became the youngest person ever nominated for the National Book Award for this short story collection. Her novel Breath, Eyes, Memory evolved out of an essay about her life that she wrote at Barnard.

After the publication of her critically-acclaimed novel Ask Again, Yes in 2019, Mary Beth Keane ’99 found herself in an unlikely place: in front of the millions of live viewers of 吉米·法伦主演的今夜秀.

Erica Jong ’63 redefined a generation of feminists with her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. On campus, the Erica Mann Jong ’63 Writing Center has been providing students with a resource for honing their writing skills since 1996.