Barnard Magazine

Barnard Magazine, the quarterly publication of Barnard College, presents news and features about academic programs, institutional initiatives, alumnae accomplishments, and College events to alumnae and the world at large as well as to current students faculty and administrators. The editors strive within the magazine's pages to uphold the long-term goals and mission of the College, and to inspire and educate the readers about issues and ideas that matter to them, ones that are playing out in the world and on campus. An equally important part of our mission is to celebrate the accomplishments of the Barnard community.

Regular special sections of short features communicate timely news and features:

  1. The President's Page - Written by the College President, this essay addresses a topic of current interest to the president and the Barnard community at large.
  2. Through the Gates - Six short features may deal with special events on campus, faculty or student profiles, new community initiatives, new programs, or current events as they impact the College.
  3. Salon - This section spotlights alumnae contributions to the arts and media.
  4. Syllabus - Details of new curricula, courses, or innovative academic programs are presented in this regular feature.
  5. Sources - Two features explore institutional initiatives and outstanding examples of personal philanthropy.
  6. Last Word - Personal reminiscences or reflections by or about alumnae are the subject of this section. Submissions are encouraged and should be no longer than 700-750 words. Any essay is published at the discretion of the editors.
  7. Class Notes - The elected class correspondent/co-correspondents submit news of their classmates for publication in each issue, and contact information for these correspondents is provided, and is to be used solely for the purpose of providing correspondents with class news. News from alumnae may also be submitted directly to the managing editor of the magazine at the address given below.

Major editorial features and articles cover careers, academia, cultural pursuits and travel, health, feminist issues, and other topics of interest to Barnard alumnae across a broad age spectrum.

Story ideas are welcome, but should include the specific topic, potential areas of research or interview subjects, and brief discussion of the relevance to the Barnard community.

Ideas may be e-mailed to, or via regular mail to:

The Editors
Barnard Magazine
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Letters to Editor should be no longer than 150 words and are published at the discretion of the editors.

The magazine is not responsible for unsolicited material, which may be edited for length and clarity.