The Milstein Center

May 26, 2017

It is so nice to see spring on full display this week with flowers blooming and trees leafing out all around campus. You may have noticed a small tree being planted on the lawn along the North-South Walkway. We are pleased to share that this is one of Maggie’s clones, grown into a sapling.
     
Nicholas Gershberg, Barnard’s greenhouse coordinator, took cuttings from the magnolia tree in early 2016 that – with his nurturing – produced this sapling. Nick has worked diligently ever since to support the sapling until it was strong enough to be planted on campus.
 
Nick and our Facilities team will be watching over this small magnolia during the next few months as it settles in. Please respect the small protective fence.
 
We’d like to give a special thanks to Nick for all his work to care for the clones and this sapling, and recognize Hilary Callahan and the members of our magnolia committee for their advice and thoughtful comments.

April 12, 2017

Barnard hosted a topping-off ceremony to celebrate the end of The Milstein Center's steel construction phase. Interim President Goldberg and Board of Trustees Vice Chair Cheryl Milstein '82 (who attended with her husband Philip Milstein) gave brief remarks, and attendees were able to sign the beam, forever memorializing their time on Barnard's changing campus.

Board of Trustees Vice Chair Cheryl Milstein '82 gave brief remarks on the future of Barnard's campus.

Interim President & COO Goldberg highlighted the historical importance of ceremonies like the topping-off.

Interim President Goldberg, Philip Milstein, and Cheryl Milstein '82 sign the beam.

Students and other attendees sign the beam, which will be installed on the top floor of The Milstein Center.

March 3, 2017

Cheryl Milstein, President Debora Spar, Philip Milstein

“I first walked through Barnard’s gates in 1978 and it changed my life. Since then, two generations of our family have reaped the benefits of a Barnard education. It is only natural for Philip and me to give back to the College to help ensure that the physical campus aligns with the learning needs of our students. It gives us tremendous pride to imagine the new building filled with future generations of women leaders who have taken those transformative steps through Barnard’s historic gates.”

~Cheryl Milstein