Commencement News

Abby Wambach, the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history and advocate for pay equity and LGBTQ rights, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2018 at Barnard College’s 126th Commencement May 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Frances Sadler ’72 Awarded 2017 Columbia Alumni Medal 

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Trailblazing international policy expert and social commentator to receive Barnrad Medal of Distinction alongside acclaimed author Chimamanda Adichie, social justice leader Sister Simone Campbell, and award-winning computer scientist Shafi Goldwasser

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Trailblazing diplomat and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to receive Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside renowned disability and arts advocate, innovative NYC public school principal, and champion long-distance swimmer

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Champion of women’s rights to receive Barnard Medal of Distinction alongside Xerox CEO, social ethics scholar, and renowned singer-songwriter.

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Liberian Peace Activist to Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction Alongside Human Rights Advocate, High Line Designer, and GIRLS Creator and Star

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View media coverage of Barnard's Commencement ceremony and President Obama's speech from news organizations around the world.

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President Barack H. Obama delivered the keynote address at Barnard College’s 120th Commencement. Watch Obama's remarks and the full ceremony, and browse photos.

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