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View coverage of President Spar's upcoming book Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

When I was in college in the early 1980s, letters—on paper, in ink, with self-licked stamps and everything—were the primary form of communication. Cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail were inconceivable; the payphone in the hallway was noisy and unreliable. And so, like every college student of that era, I wrote letters.

On CNN.com, Spar notes the role of assisted reproductive technology in gay marriage debate

On the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking Fear of Flying by Erica Jong '63, President Debora Spar wonders whether students are missing romance of the starting-out-in-life sort.

 

 

President Spar and other female college presidents explore issues of women, leadership, and higher education.

For Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Barnard's President writes about the challenges of "having it all"

On a particularly dreary day at the end of February, I was trying to get word about my younger son... When the phone rang, I leaped, positive that it was the emergency room calling with the final diagnosis. Instead, it was my office, informing me that President Obama wanted to give the commencement address at Barnard. What does one say? “Oh wow,” I mumbled. “Sure. I have to get off the phone now.”

Spar responds to The Atlantic's cover story on trade-offs facing professional women.

Every year, for somewhere between two and four weeks, my 86-year-old Greek father-in-law comes to visit. During that time, my house is full of the steams and smells that only someone born in Europe before the war can truly produce.

In advance of Barnard's Commencement, President Spar notes the significance of President Obama speaking at a women's college.

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