It seems that Barnard’s new president, whose
coronation inauguration tomorrow will effectively shut down campus west of Broadway, is a “Person of Interest” in the mind of Daily Beast, who published an interesting profile, calling her a gamble (but a good one) for a woman’s college, having never attended or taught at one.
Kate Taylor thinks that she does, however, have invaluable experiences in being not only an academic (as Judith Shapiro no doubt is), but also an expert on the political economy from her time at Harvard Business who has the marketing know-how to restore Barnard’s standing among liberal arts colleges. Only time will tell if she can make good on the predictions, but she has already been hob-knobbing with the all-important New York media, and they control the image of her fair institution. Bwog is just hoping that she isn’t made into a Varsity Show character.