Category Archives: Barnard Pioneers

Women Helping Women: A Very Barnard Tale

A story about two student¬†volunteers founding an organization that has helped more than seven hundred women get abortions they couldn’t afford? Now that’s Barnard. In 2001, ¬†Barnard students Irene Xanthoudakis (try saying that one three times fast, or once slowly … Continue reading

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Another Barnard Pioneer: Winifred Edgerton Merrill, Barnard founder, and first woman to receive a PhD in Mathematics

It is hard to imagine a world without Barnard, but before its founding, American women had few options for pursuing higher education. One of these women was Barnard founder, Winifred Edgerton Merrill. After graduating from Wellesley College and working at … Continue reading

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Another Strong, Beautiful, Barnard Woman Worth Knowing About

Sadly we are only learning about Norma Merrick Sklarek (BC ’50) upon her passing yesterday, but as the first female black architect, she is certainly deserving of a few words on this most illustrious of publications, the Barnard Class of … Continue reading

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Alumnae in the Spotlight: Social Justice Pioneer from the Original Class of ’05

Even if you’ve never heard of Mary Harriman Rumsey (and lets be honest, you probably haven’t), if you’ve eaten at Freemans on Rivingston Street, browsed through Newsweek at the airport, or done something unsavory on a New York City playground, … Continue reading

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