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President's Page: Fast-Forward in China

President Spar writes on China's rapid rise as a an ecnomic super power, womens roles, and Barnard's sixth annual Global Symposium. 

President Debora Spar to Participate in White House Summit on College Access

Summit will bring together leaders from over 100 U.S. colleges to discuss how to boost success among low-income students

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

"We thought we could just glide into the era of equality with babies, board seats, and husbands in tow. We were wrong."

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