Barnard ladies were treated to much more than their daily Anna Quindlen dose today at the Diana’s ribbon-cutting ceremony: it rained berets! Each class was treated to a beret in their own class color. So some people got green berets, and other people got red berets, and alumni got knitted berets, because they are old! Hannah Goldstein noted that after the ribbon was cut, “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang started playing, and the crowed started nodding along in multi-colored beret-fitted splendor.
Some take-home messages from the speakers: The Big Kahuna Diana Vagelos herself called the building an “open and flexible” environment for students. I’ll say! Anna Quindlen called the Diana “beautiful and colorful, just like Barnard women.” SGA President Katie Pallilo expressed hope that “the Big Sub snakes its way through the lobby.” Bwogger Sam Schube was delighted to have an opportunity to step into the Diana Event Oval, where refreshments were served after the ceremony.
In the words of Marion Weiss, the building’s architect, the Diana’s atrium “should be a tease for people who want to know more, to come onto campus and not just into the building to find out more about Barnard.” Oh Diana!
Beret photos and more after the jump.
Photos by Rebecca Newman