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This past Thursday, Elizabeth Self, lover of all things peaceful, attended the Sustaining Peace lecture held at the Teacher’s College. Bwog is sure that there were tons of lovely and accomplished speakers present, but we zeroed in on one of our favorites: the ridiculously flawless Leymah Gbowee, who happened to be Barnard’s Commencement speaker this past […]

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Yesterday afternoon and what turned into evening the Barnard Class of 2013 made it across the stage at Radio City Music Hall, and pranced out into the pouring rain with pride. This year’s ceremony was no last year, if for no other reason than that graduates assembled after 5:30 in the morning. Resilient in the […]

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And Lena Dunham’s getting a medal–but not giving a speech. Barnard has just announced that their 2013 commencement speaker will be Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. In the words of DSpar: Ms. Gbowee’s leadership helped galvanize an entire nation’s women to stand together against violence and end […]

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