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Web Exclusive: President Spar Shares her Thoughts on How Young Women are Embracing Feminism

In a recent episode of the Dare to Use the F-Word podcast, President Debora Spar talks with feminist media activist Jamia Wilson about how the drive for perfection affects young women today. Following the interview, President Spar shared her thoughts on the direction of feminism for the next generation.

Athena Center hosts TEDxBarnardCollege

Diverse array of speakers reflect on the theme “Rethinking Failure”

“Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection” by Barnard President Debora Spar

National media coverage of President Spar's new book includes appearances on "CBS This Morning", MSNBC's "Morning Joe," NPR's "Fresh Air," and more.

Of Letters, Leaks, and Tweets

When I was in college in the early 1980s, letters—on paper, in ink, with self-licked stamps and everything—were the primary form of communication. Cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail were inconceivable; the payphone in the hallway was noisy and unreliable. And so, like every college student of that era, I wrote letters.

Science made same-sex families possible, writes President Spar

On CNN.com, Spar notes the role of assisted reproductive technology in gay marriage debate

President's Page: Fear of Failing

On the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking Fear of Flying by Erica Jong '63, President Debora Spar wonders whether students are missing romance of the starting-out-in-life sort.

 

 

President Spar: Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect

For Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Barnard's President writes about the challenges of "having it all"

President's Page: Sexual Politics

On a particularly dreary day at the end of February, I was trying to get word about my younger son... When the phone rang, I leaped, positive that it was the emergency room calling with the final diagnosis. Instead, it was my office, informing me that President Obama wanted to give the commencement address at Barnard. What does one say? “Oh wow,” I mumbled. “Sure. I have to get off the phone now.”