Search Results for "Barnard" : 38

by / on September 27, 2012 at 12:05 am / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion

A Seat at the Table

by from Wikimedia Commons Last year at the Barnard Commencement address, President Obama forcefully encouraged the young graduates to “fight for your seat at the table.” At first glance, the Barnard administration seems to support the struggle for female empowerment, sponsoring initiatives including a center for the practice of women’s leadership, and Barnard’s Global Symposium, a series with powerful women leaders. But being an…

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by / on May 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Obama’s Politicized Commencement Speech

…mpant at a women’s liberal arts college in New York City, where many women do hold similar political viewpoints. Barnard President Debora Spar, in an interview on MSNBC, boldly told the show’s hostess that “they’re [Barnard students] all huge fans [of Obama].”  Is that true? Can the president of Barnard College say, in good faith, that every single one of her students is a fan of President Barack Obama? Are we that unindividual? Or are we just a…

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Barnard Workers at Founder’s Day

…t arbitration and maternity leave. Given these uncertainties, a group of about 15 students from Students Support Barnard Workers dressed in black and joined the Founders’ Day celebrations at Barnard College to give out information on the crisis. Organizers felt Founders’ Day was the perfect venue for raising consciousness because it is day dedicated to the ostensible mission of Barnard-the empowerment of women. They felt that since the administra…

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by / on October 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion

Barnard Finally Gives Workers Respect

…that we inhabit a space together.” Looking back on our impact, I realize that though our group Students Support Barnard Workers only lasted for a month, so much was accomplished. We flyered all over both campuses, knocked on doors all over Barnard, and talked to thousands of people. For our first public meeting 100 students showed up. That momentum carried forward to our “celebration action” at Founders’ day, drawing the ire of Public Safety, wh…

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 1:35 am / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Political Minutes: Barnard Workers UAW 2110

…s On a dark, cold Monday evening nearly a hundred students, faculty member, and union organizers sat together at Barnard in the group’s first sign of solidarity. The struggle, pitting Barnard President Debora Spar against 130 of the lowest paid employees on campus, will determine whether these workers get to maintain basic labor rights ranging from serious cuts to healthcare and maternity leave to controversial proposals like the elimination of s…

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by / on September 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Shared Hypocrisy of Rahm and Barnard

…d these attacks? The first thing to do is to look at the facts. The office workers and dorm-access attendants at Barnard have been fighting for a fair contract for months—the Barnard administration has stonewalled and demanded huge cuts. Mind-boggingly, last week Barnard President Debora Spar herself wrote, “Of course, companies should strive to create generous maternity leaves,” and “…keep fighting the proverbial fights—better day care, better f…

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by / on May 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion

Obama’s Non-political Women Speech

…has faced and see that you can achieve whatever you strive for. Over the last couple of weeks many Columbia and Barnard students have discussed the president coming to campus with a myriad of views. One common opinion was that Obama’s choice of Barnard was a purely political calculation to gain a larger amount of the women’s vote and nothing more. Now as a Barnard rising junior and political science major this always made me laugh. Every public…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…sending email tosaw2156@columbia.edu Black Feminist Futures and the Practice of Fugitivity 6:30pm – 8:00pm Barnard College James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall What kinds of practice create possibilities for new feminist futures? How do our everyday engagements with power complicate how we understand feminist struggle? Tina Campt uses black-feminist concepts to challenge the notion that resistance is the only way to understand the interplay b…

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by / on October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am / in Campus, Events

Events 10/20 – 10/26

…bia Law School, and Director of the European Legal Studies Center Alex Cooley, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute Delphine Nougayrede, Senior Counsel at DLA Piper Jason Sharman, Professor and Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University in Australia and Visiting Professor at Barnard College Moderator: Katharina Pistor, Mi…

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by / on September 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 9/22 – 9/28

…ks, and Migration: Jewish Migration from the Russian Empire to the United States 1881-1914 6:00pm – 8:00pm Barnard College Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall What determined the magnitude and the timing of the Jewish migration from the Pale of Settlement in czarist Russia to the United States? Using new data on the evolution of the geographic origins of the Jewish migration, Yannay Spitzer proposes a new narrative to explain this mig…

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