Commencement News

Trailblazing international policy expert and social commentator to receive Barnrad Medal of Distinction alongside acclaimed author Chimamanda Adichie, social justice leader Sister Simone Campbell, and award-winning computer scientist Shafi Goldwasser

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Trailblazing diplomat and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to receive Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside renowned disability and arts advocate, innovative NYC public school principal, and champion long-distance swimmer

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Champion of women’s rights to receive Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside Xerox CEO, social ethics scholar, and renowned singer-songwriter.

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Liberian Peace Activist to Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction Alongside Human Rights Advocate, High Line Designer, and GIRLS Creator and Star

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View media coverage of Barnard's Commencement ceremony and President Obama's speech from news organizations around the world.

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President Barack H. Obama delivered the keynote address at Barnard College’s 120th Commencement. Watch Obama's remarks and the full ceremony, and browse photos.

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