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College and Common Application Essays: A Coach Looks Forward and Back

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 04.08.2016 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

One frenzied application season is just over and another - take a deep breath - is about to begin. By March 31st, college applicants around the worl...

Lean In, Fall Flat:
Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work

Sarah Batchu | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Sarah Batchu

In order to close the ambition gap, however, those who already hold positions of power, and are frustrated with the lack of young women excelling at work, will have the next move, guiding us as we take our first steps into the workforce.

Barnard Likely To Usher In Transgender Women

Metro | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women

Women's colleges across the country are re-assessing how transgender women fit into their communities.

Ivy League M&A: Barnard Wins, Radcliffe Loses

George Bradt | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Look outwardly. Look outside the organization to understand how the world is changing -- and what new problems need solving.

Grieve, Grumble and Get Up: Time for More College App Essays

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

As I write this, students I know are waiting to hear from dozens of schools, and many have already heard from a vast array of colleges and universities, from Arizona State to Temple and the University of Pittsburgh.

Aging Like Anna Quindlen

Lee-En Chung | Posted 08.02.2014 | Books
Lee-En Chung

Anna, in my books, is aging gracefully and has not quite reached the non-exclusive membership club for the elderly.

Surviving Hurricane Common Application

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.24.2013 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Last year it was Hurricane Sandy. This year it is Hurricane Common Application. Both have prompted many colleges to push back some early deadlines, yet thankfully in this case no lives or homes have been lost or irreparably damaged.

Debora L. Spar: Women, Despite Being Leaders, Are Still Not Wonder Women

Debora L. Spar | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Debora L. Spar

How did we get here, trapped into a very small corner by a movement that was supposed to free us? When did being good become being perfect? And, most importantly, where do we go from here?

A Welcome to College Parents

Debora Spar | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Debora Spar

Over the next few weeks, parents across the U.S. will be taking their sons and daughters to college, a momentous event and a turning point that, once ventured upon, can never be reversed.

Is A Women's College Right For You?

| Posted 10.11.2012 | Teen

By Alicia Thomas As your senior year of high school flies by, you’re faced with a million choices about where you want to go to college next year...

New York Charity Educates, Empowers Children Of South Asian Working Class

New York Times | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK–Like a number of charities in the United States, South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) seeks to help needy South Asian children, but not in some ...

Her Ability to Connect: Lacey Tompkins Inspires

John Robinson | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
John Robinson

Lacey Tompkins came to us from an impromptu meeting with Dave Kerpen at Likeable Media in New York. I read Dave's book this past summer as I was buil...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Barnard Panel Offers Women In Their Twenties Secrets Of Success | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.08.2011 | Women

NEW YORK -- While many 20-something women embarked on their dreams of a college education when a decent-paying job was virtually guaranteed, the rules...

13 Colleges That Will Get You A Job

Posted 10.19.2011 | College

All colleges want their alumni to have jobs, but some schools provide more support for this than others. The Princeton Review recently named the co...

Barnard College Commencement 2011

Sheryl Sandberg | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Sheryl Sandberg

If you ask men why they succeeded, men attribute that success to themselves. Ask a woman why she did well on something, and she'll say, "I got lucky. Women need to take a page from men and own their success.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: 'Men Rule The World'

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg delivered the 2011 keynote address at the Barnard College commencement ceremony on Tuesday May 17. Taking the podium ...

Are Women's Colleges Outdated?

Tom Matlack | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
Tom Matlack

Beyond serving a destination for horny young men, I've always been skeptical about women's colleges.

Nina Spierer -- Accountant Turned Art Activist

The Huffington Post/Her Campus | Rachel Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The following story comes courtesy of Her Campus. See more in the series here. In June, Nina Spierer -- a Barnard College Junior -- quit her job at ...

COLUMN: The Death Of Women's History Month

The Columbia Spectator | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The boxes that line the shelves of the Barnard Center for Research on Women's humble library are filled with colorful posters, periodicals, pamphlets,...

Coyotes At Columbia? University Warns Students Of Wild Animals

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Forget James Franco, the hottest celebrity spotting at Columbia University is now a trio coyotes. The wild coyotes were spotted in front of the unive...

'Half Broke Horses': Jeannette Walls Writes True Life Novel

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Jane Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeannette Walls' new book seems to confirm that the gene for common sense skips generations in her family. Her mother, as millions of readers learned...

Poverty: A Discussion Among the Seven Sisters

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha St Jean

In the current recession far too much of the focus has fallen on the Middle Class and their woes. But what about the Lower Class? For them, this has been more of a continuation than a crisis.