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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.”

President Spar debates "the myth of work-life balance"

Spar responds to The Atlantic's cover story on trade-offs facing professional women.

President's Page: Eat, Eat, Love

Every year, for somewhere between two and four weeks, my 86-year-old Greek father-in-law comes to visit. During that time, my house is full of the steams and smells that only someone born in Europe before the war can truly produce.

President Spar discusses Obama's upcoming commencement address on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

In advance of Barnard's Commencement, President Spar notes the significance of President Obama speaking at a women's college.

Honors Assembly 2012

April 26, 2012
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

President's Page: In Search of Prophets

In protests at the College, students express concerns over both national issues and college policies.