Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will deliver the keynote address at Barnard College’s 122nd Commencement on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. She will address approximately 600 members of the Class of 2014, and receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the College’s highest honor, together with three other honorees: Mahzarin Banaji, social psychologist and professor of social ethics at Harvard University, Ursula Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox, and Patti Smith, acclaimed musician, poet and artist. Read more.
Barnard's 2014 Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 18th at 2:30 pm at Radio City Music Hall. Since its opening in 1932, Radio City has been both a national landmark and a New York City treasure. We are thrilled that we will be returning to this fantastic venue which will comfortably accommodate our seniors, seven guests per graduate, faculty, staff, and distinguished guests.
Our day of celebration on May 18th will begin with the Baccalaureate Service at 9:30 am in St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, and our academic departmental receptions will follow at 11:00 am on Barnard's campus. Bus transportation to Radio City Music Hall will be provided for all graduates and faculty, departing from Barnard around 1:00 pm.
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