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Debora Spar
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Debora Spar is president of Barnard College and the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection (to be published in September 2013, wonderwomenthebook.com). Prior to her arrival at Barnard in 2008, Spar was the Spangler Family Professor at Harvard Business School, where her research and teaching focused on political economy and the various ways in which firms and governments together shape the rules of the global economy. Spar also serves as a Director of Goldman Sachs and trustee of the Nightingale-Bamford School

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The Married State

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 2:11 PM

I never knew Barbara Baccus, never even heard of her until I read her death notice in The New York Times. She died on December 29, 2013, age 79, after a brief illness and what seemed to have been a full and happy life. She was an entrepreneur, connoisseur, a...

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Fear of Failing

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 5:19 PM

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Erica Jong's epic Fear of Flying, a passionate and explicit tale that broke the boundaries of feminine fiction. Before Jong, women were apparently allowed to have sex but not write about it. After Jong, with her detailed descriptions of sex and affairs and...

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A Welcome to College Parents

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 5:49 PM

Over the next few weeks, parents across the United States will be taking their sons and daughters to college, lugging desk lamps, extra socks and freshly-laundered duvets to the still-strange rooms they will soon call home. For some, it is a nostalgic moment, reeking of those days when they, too,...

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