After you’ve been here for a semester, are you really new anymore?

We’ve convocated, and we’ve welcomed and now we’re officially inaugurating Barnard’s new president, Sian Beilock. The ceremony will take place tomorrow, February 9, at 2 pm at Riverside Church, with the doors opening at 1:115 pm. (Walk-ins are welcome, or you can RSVP here.) This marks the official conferring of the presidency and will feature remarks from Prezbo, Kathleen McCartney of Smith College, and Robert J. Zimmer of the University of Chicago, followed by a reception from 4 to 6:30 pm in the Diana Center.

Aside from the official ceremony, there will be a series of events today in anticipation of the inauguration:

  • Open House for the Council on Diversity and Inclusion from 12 to 1:30 pm in The James Room,  on the fourth floor of Banard Hall. You can meet Council members, provide your feedback, learn about new and ongoing activities across campus, and they’ll even provide lunch.
  • Greenhouse Tours at 2 and 4 pm. Meet on the fifth floor of Milbank Hall ten minutes before the start of each tour.
  • History of Barnard College exhibit on the lower level of Altshul Hall, in the Tunnel Gallery. The exhibit is curated by Robert McCaughey, Professor of History and Janet H. Robb Chair in the Social Sciences, and apparently , you can “add your own highlights,” whatever that means.
  • As we’ve probably all heard, the Empire State Building will be lighting up Barnard Blue at sunset (around 5:22 pm) to mark the occasion.

 it’s pronounced see-ahn ia