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Last year, Debora L. Spar resigned her position as 7th president of Barnard College. She was on her way to bigger and better things, like the presidency of Lincoln Center (the complex which hosts the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and many other performing arts organizations). This was a fantastic opportunity by any standards, so the […]

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DSpar In The Wild

Like spotting a gazelle on the plains of Africa, one Bwogger recently ran into former Barnard President Deborah Spar. And now, the moment it happened in breathtaking detail.  At a recent engagement, I had the pleasure of running into DSpar, a figure as pivotal to Barnard’s history as the late magnolia tree. As she strutted […]

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As is customary, Bwog sent its Arts Editor to opening night of the Varsity Show in order to catch the scoop and write the show’s first review. This year, freshly minted Arts Editor Sarah Kinney was up for the challenge. Here is Bwog’s comprehensive review of the 123rd Annual Varsity Show, representing the compiled views of all […]

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This afternoon, Barnard students received their final email from Debora Spar. After nine years of serving as the college’s president, she will continue her career as the CEO and president of the Lincoln Center. It won’t be until sometime next fall when Barnard sees another permanent president; until then COO Rob Goldberg will temporarily take her place. […]

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What’s the deal with Barnard’s contingent faculty? What is contingent faculty? What was the strike threat all about? Bwog staffer Sarah Dahl got a chance to hear from one of the union organizers last night, and is here to write about it. The following reflects her own opinions. “The College has consistently maneuvered legal delays and stalled negotiations […]

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Always wanted to write like PrezBo but just not quite sure how? Bwog’s got answers. From careful analysis of past administrative emails, we’ve learned several tips and tricks to writing an inoffensive yet meaningful message to the student body of an university in the face of a troubling political event, like the one that occurred Friday. […]

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This week’s SGA meeting welcomed yet another Barnard administrator to remind SGA just how little they know about how colleges get run. Chair of the Board of Trustees Jolyne Caruso-Fitzgerald sat down with Barnard’s Rep Council to discuss President Spar’s interim replacement, as well as how the search committee will go about finding someone permanent. Caruso-Fitzgerald, who […]

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This afternoon, Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald, BC ’81 and the chair of the Barnard Board of Trustees, sent an email to the student body about the process of replacing Barnard president Debora Spar, who is stepping down in March. The email announced that Rob Goldberg, Barnard’s current Chief Operating Officer, will serve as Barnard’s Interim President during the […]

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Barnard President Depora Spar has just announced via email that she will be stepping down from her position on March 5, 2017 in order to become President and CEO of Lincoln Center. The email says that there will be an interim president announced shortly. The chair of Barnard’s Board of Trustees will also be putting […]

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This Tuesday, in the spirit of FDR’s (and PrezBo’s) famous “fireside chats,” President Spar sat around a table with a group of passionate young students to discuss this election cycle. The group was handpicked from applications to ensure discussion would be stimulating enough that Dspar wouldn’t be checking her twitter under the table halfway through. […]

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This week’s SGA meeting focused almost singularly on the ongoing negotiations between Barnard and the Barnard Contingent Faculty (BCF)- UAW unit. This comes after a contentious student panel last week and an email from President Spar and Provost Bell that presented the college’s positions and some of their reasonings to the students. Much of the […]

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Update (10/8/2016 at 2:50pm): Administration has asked SWS to remove their Facebook post that says an invitation wasn’t extended to the organization to meet with Provost Bell, as they reached out to two seemingly random students in the organization. According to the caption of the email screenshot, one student was barely involved with SWS and the other never […]

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This week’s SGA meeting as all about the Benjamins, as many aspects of the discussion had to do with money. Instead of indulging in the first 2016 Presidential Debate, Staff Writer Dassi Karp attended the meeting and left with one thing on her mind: BBHMM! Last night, a strong and smart woman took to the political […]

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What’s better than an adult coloring book? A Columbia-specific college kids version, full of colorful campus figures and fixtures. Courtesy Bwog’s fantastic writer-illustrator dynamo, Nikki Shaner-Bradford. Print and de-stress. Enjoy, fam. #LateNightBwog

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Barnard President Debora Spar responds to recent student and faculty concerns regarding this year’s commencement speaker in a letter to-the-editor published on the Spectator website late this afternoon. Spar says that hearing from students and faculty about the lack of diversity in commencement speakers has pushed her office to begin working with the medalists who […]

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