Fall 2012

Fall 2012


Notes to the editor 

Why College Costs So Much

One of the questions I get asked all the time is “why is college so expensive?” It is a question that has exploded now beyond the confines of academia into the realm of policy debate and popular media. It is a good question, and one that eludes simple explanation.

The Talk in Batesville

Film explores a school's desegregation 

New Faculty on Campus This Fall

Assistant professors join science and humanities departments 

Music's Life Lessons

The oldest living holocaust survivor and her worldview

At Your Service

Gail Beltrone works behind the scenes to benefit and beautify the campus. 

Through the Gates: Serving Society

A Women in Public Service Project symposium featured several women heads of state including Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga.

A Small World After All

When Jordan Borgman ’13 did not excel in high school French, she believed she lacked the facility to learn a foreign language. But when she left her hometown of Bangor, Maine, to spend a year of high school in Nagasaki, Japan, she surprised herself. 

Syllabus: The Five "Stans"

Alexander Cooley, Barnard's department of political science chair and Tow Professor of Political Science, is developing a course that looks at the rise of the resource-rich Central Asian countries and how it is impacting America's primacy on the global stage.