The contrast could not have been starker. On one day in August two glossy magazines showed up in my mailbox. One, the Barnard Magazine, showed three beautiful young women, elegantly dressed and beaming, holding champagne glasses and enjoying the festivities around their fifth reunion. The other,
TIME, depicted a once equally beautiful woman, looking out from her head shawl and into the camera, revealing nothing. Her nose had been cut clean off—punishment by the Taliban, the article explained, for having fled her abusive in-laws. The woman, Aisha, was 18.
Teaching in middle and high schools, pursuing advanced degrees, joining the ranks of administrators or journalists...Barnard alumnae share their insights about professional choices
Virginia Hall and Juliet Poyntz led very different lives during and after Barnard. They had one thing in common—they were both spies.