List of Barnard College people


List of Barnard College people

The following is a list of notable individuals associated with Barnard College through attendance as a student, service as a member of the faculty or staff, or award of the [http://www.barnard.edu/provost/medalists.html Barnard Medal of Distinction] .

Notable alumnæ

Academics and scientists

*Elsie Clews Parsons (1896), first woman elected President of the American Anthropological Association
*Virginia Gildersleeve (1899), Dean of Barnard College and delegate to the charter conference of the United Nations in 1945
*Beatrice Becker Warde (1920s), calligrapher, librarian, researcher on type matters and influence upon 20th century typography [ [http://www.grolierclub.org/LibraryAMC.GCBWarde.htm Beatrice Warde Collection, 1919-1970 ] ]
*Margaret Mead (1923), anthropologist
*Anna Schwartz (1933), economist
*Helen M. Ranney (1941), first woman to lead a university department of medicine in the U.S., be president of the Association of American Physicians, or serve as a Distinguished Physician of the Veterans Administration [ [http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_celebrates/remarkable_columbians/helen_m_ranney.html Helen M. Ranney ] ]
*Vivian Sobchack (1961), cultural critic
*Karla Jay (1968), pioneer of lesbian and gay studies
*Ellen V. Futter (1971), President of Barnard College and the American Museum of Natural History
*Rebecca Goldstein (1972), philosopher, biographer, and novelist
*Jacqueline Barton (1974), CalTech chemist and MacArthur Fellows Program "genius grant" winner
*Janna Levin (1988), cosmologist
*Louise Rosenblatt (1920s), influential literary theorist and educator

Actresses and performers

*Jane Wyatt (1930), actress
*Peggy McCay (1951), actress
*Joan Rivers (1954), star comedian, TV host
*Lee Remick, actress
*Twyla Tharp (1963), choreographer, dancer
*Jill Eikenberry (1968), actress
*Lauren Graham (1988), actress, played Lorelai Gilmore on TV show "Gilmore Girls"
*Cynthia Nixon (1988), actress, played Miranda Hobbes on TV show "Sex and the City"
*Sprague Grayden, actress, played Judith Montgomery on "Joan of Arcadia"
*Sarah Thompson, television actress
*Christy Carlson Romano (2006), actress
*Jaime Gleicher, actress (currently attending)
*Clara Bryant, actress (currently attending)

Architects

*Christine Wang (1989), architect, curator, artist, founder of Wang Museum of Technology

Artists

*Sarah Charlesworth (1969), photographer and conceptual artist

Athletes

*Gloria Callen (1946), swimmer [ [http://alum.barnard.edu/site/PageServer?pagename=alu_cla_1and6_1946home 1946 alumni in 2006] ]
*Robin Wagner (1980), figure-skating coach
*Stacey Borgman (1993), member of crew team for the United States at the 2004 Olympics [ [http://alum.barnard.edu/site/PageServer?pagename=alu_act_0804borgman Barnard College: Alumna in Action ] ]
*Erinn Smart (2001), fencer for the United States at the 2004 Olympics [ [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news061702.html Barnard News Center ] ] , silver medalist in team foil fencing at the Beijing 2008 Olympics

Businesswomen

*Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger (1913), wife of "New York Times" publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger
*Martha Stewart (1963), business magnate, entrepreneur, homemaking advocate
*Alexis Stewart (1987), daughter of Martha Stewart

Journalists

*Freda Kirchwey (1915), journalist, editor and publisher of "The Nation"
*Ellen Willis (1960s), essayist and pop music critic
*Judith Miller (1969), ex-correspondent for "New York Times" who reported on the story of Iraq's alleged WMD program; Aspen Strategy Group member
*Anna Quindlen (1974), author and columnist for "Newsweek" who won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1992
*Suzanne Bilello (1977), author who with Rose Marie Arce (Barnard class of 1986) was a member of a "Newsday" team in 1992 that shared the Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting [ [http://www.aliciapatterson.org/APF1201/Bilello/Bilello.html The Fragile Peace ] ]
*Natalie Angier (1978), author and science writer for the "New York Times" who won the Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting in 1991
*Jami Bernard (1978), film critic
*Lis Wiehl (1983), legal analyst for Fox News
*Maria Hinojosa (1984), correspondent for CNN, NOW (TV series) on PBS, and host of NPR's "Latino USA"
*Katherine Boo (1988), recepient of Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2000 and the MacArthur Fellows Program "genius grant"
*Atoosa Rubenstein (1993), founder of CosmoGirl and editor-in-chief of "Seventeen (magazine)"; youngest ever editor of a teen magazine
*Jeannette Walls, gossip columnist for MSNBC and author of "The Glass Castle"
*Mona Charen, nationally syndicated columnist, political analyst, and author
*Alison Gregor (1989), writer, New York Times
*Fatima Bhutto, social activist, writer, and niece of Benazir Bhutto
*Cathy Horyn, fashion journalist, New York Times fashion critic
*Lily Koppel (2003), writer, New York Times and author of "The Red Leather Diary"

Musicians, singers, and composers

*Laurie Anderson (1969), musician, NASA's first artist-in-residence
*Suzanne Vega (1981), singer-songwriter famous for Luka, Tom's Diner, etc.
*Jeanine Tesori (1983), Broadway composer
*Louise Post, lead singer and guitarist of alternative rock band Veruca Salt

Political and judicial figures

*Jessie Wallace Hughan (1898, Phi Beta Kappa), United States Senate candidate, author, teacher, founder of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity [ [http://www.awomanaweek.com/hughan.htm Jessie Wallace Hughan ] ]
*Helen Gahagan (1924), United States House of Representatives Congresswoman from California
*Jeane Kirkpatrick (1948), first woman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
*Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum (1952), United States District Court judge
*Anna Diggs Taylor (1954), United States District Court judge
*Judith Kaye (1958), first woman in highest position in state judiciary, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
*Bettye B. Binder (1960), on the governing council of the New York Committee for Democratic Voters that successfully removed Tammany Hall and its leader, Carmine DeSapio, from power in 1961
*Nancy Gertner, (1967) Judge on United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
*Paula Franzese, professor of real property law at Seton Hall Law School

pies

*Judith Coplon (1943), Soviet spy in U.S. Justice Department whose convictions were overturned on technicalities
*Marion Davis Berdecio, in U.S. State Department, comrade of Coplon and Wovschin
*Flora Wovschin, Soviet spy in U.S. State Department, stepdaughter of Columbia professor/ Enos Wicher

Writers

*Stella George Stern Perry (1898), author, founder of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity
*Alice Duer Miller (1899), writer and advisory editor of The New Yorker
*Helen Hoyt (1900s), poet
*Mary Antin (1902), author of the immigrant experience
*Faith McNulty (1920s, attended one year), writer
*Léonie Adams (1923), poet
*Charlotte Armstrong (1925), writer
*Zora Neale Hurston (1928), Harlem Renaissance writer
*Hortense Calisher, writer
*Elizabeth Janeway (1935), author and critic
*Patricia Highsmith (1940), author of "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
*Yelena Albala (1945), poet [ [http://www.barnard.columbia.edu/writers/alum_bibd.html Barnard College : Books Etc. : Alumnae Bibliography ] ] [ [http://alum.barnard.edu/site/PageServer?pagename=alu_mag_spring04_booksetc Barnard College: Barnard Magazine Spring 2004 Books Etc ] ]
*Francine du Plessix Gray (1952), writer
*Elise Cowen, poet of the Beat Generation
*Joyce Johnson (1955), writer
*June Jordan (1955) writer and activist
*Sidra Stone, (1957), author and co-creator of Voice Dialogue
*Erica Jong (1963), writer
*Joan Abelove, writer
*Indrani Aikath Gyaltsen, writer
*Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, screenwriter
*Diana Muir writer and historian
*Tova Mirvis, novelist
*Alice Notley, poet
*Ntozake Shange (1970), playwright
*Mary Gordon (1971), writer
*Lionel Shriver(1978), novelist and 2005 Orange Prize winner
*Tory Dent (1981), poet and HIV/AIDS activist
*Jhumpa Lahiri (1989), Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Namesake" and "Interpreter of Maladies"
*Ann Brashares (1989), author of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"
*Edwidge Danticat (1990), writer
*Asali Solomon (1995), author of ""
*Sasha Cagen (1996), writer
*Gina Gionfriddo, playwright
*Marisha Pessl (2000), author of "Special Topics in Calamity Physics"
*Nadine Haobsh (2002), blogger and author of "Beauty Confidential"
*Kait Kerrigan (2003), playwright
*Fatima Bhutto, Pakistani poet and writer
*Galaxy Craze, novelist

Miscellaneous

*Kang Tongbi (1907), daughter of Kang Youwei and political activist
*Grace Lee Boggs (1935), author and political activist
*Joan Vollmer (1940s), member of the Beat Generation; killed by her husband, William S. Burroughs
*Sharon Blynn (1993), creator of "Bald Is Beautiful" campaign, cancer awareness advocate [ [http://alum.barnard.edu/site/PageServer?pagename=alu_act_1203blynn Barnard College: Alumna in Action ] ]
*Paula Reimers, Rabbi

Notable faculty

* Nadia Abu El Haj, anthropologist
* Bashir Abu-Manneh, literature
*Robert Antoni, Commonwealth Writers Prize winning author
*Randall Balmer, author and noted historian of American religion
*Dave Bayer, mathematician; actor and math consultant for the film "A Beautiful Mind"; one of few holders of an Erdős-Bacon number
*Ruth Benedict, anthropologist
*Frank Brady, leading figure in international chess
*Demetrios James Caraley, Editor of the Political Science Quarterly and President of the Academy of Political Science
*John Cheever (1956-1957), Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer
*Mary Cochran, former principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and chair of the dance department [ [http://www.barnard.edu/dance/faculty_bio.html Barnard Dance ] ]
*Dennis Dalton, political scientist, renowned nonviolence and Ghandi scholar
*Mortimer Lamson Earle, classicist
*Lynn Garafola, renowned dance critic, historian, and curator [ [http://www.barnard.columbia.edu/newnews/news050205b.html Barnard College Newscenter ] ]
*Theodor Gaster
*Virginia Gildersleeve
*Katie Glasner, former Twyla Tharp dancer [ [http://www.barnard.edu/dance/faculty_bio.html Barnard Dance ] ]
*Ken Hechler, U.S. Congressman from West Virginia
*Brian Larkin, anthropologist
*Perry Mehrling, economic historian
*Gabriela Mistral, First Latin American Nobel Prize winner for Literature
*Samuel Alfred Mitchell, astronomer
*Raymond Moley (1923-1933), proponent and later critic of the New Deal
*Frederick Neuhouser, philosopher
*Elaine Pagels (1970-1982), scholar of early and gnostic Christianity
*Caryl Phillips (2006), British novelist
*Richard Pious, political scientist and expert on the American presidency
*Sanya Popovic (1986), fiancée of Pan Am Flight 103 victim Bernt Carlsson
*Claudia Rankine, poet
*Frances Richard, poet and critic
*Alan F. Segal, ancient Judaism and origins of Christianity, author of Life after Death, and Paul the Convert
*Edmund Ware Sinnott, botanist
*Dolph Sweet, actor
*Elie Wiesel (1997-1999), Nobel Peace Prize winning writer and activist
*Mary Gordon, writer

[http://www.barnard.edu/provost/medalists.html Recipients of the Medal of Distinction]

The Barnard Medal of Distinction is the College's highest honor.

1977
*Joan Mondale

1978
*Samuel R. Milbank
*Richard Rodgers
*Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger '14

1979
* [http://www.dictionaryofarthistorians.org/breeskina.htm Adelyn Dohme Breeskin]
*Helen Gahagan Douglas '24
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news120506.html Eleanor Thomas Elliott] '48
*William Am Marstellar
*Toni Morrison
* [http://oasis.harvard.edu:10080/oasis/deliver/~law00007 Francis T.P. Plimpton]

1980
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news060304c.html Dorothy Height] , [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news060304b.html Honorary Alumna 2004] , [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news060404.html]
*Julius S. Held
* [http://oasis.harvard.edu:10080/oasis/deliver/~sch00666 Mary Dublin Keyserling] '30
*Margaret Mahler
* [http://www.carnegie.org/sub/news/pifer.html Alan Pifer]
*Henriette H. Swope '25

1981
*Robert L. Hoguet
*Elizabeth Janeway '35
*Beverly Sills

1982
*Carol Bellamy
* Raymond J. Saulnier
*Twyla Tharp '63

1983
*Mario Cuomo
*Vernon Jordan, Jr.
* Mirra Komarovsky '26

1984
*Arthur Altschul
* [http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/newsbaxter.html Annette Kar Baxter] '47 (posthumous)
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9504EEDF113DF933A05753C1A9629C8B63 Joseph G. Brennan]
* [http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?ID=24999 Anna Hill Johnstone] '34

1985
*Marian Wright Edelman
*Sidney Dillon Ripley
* [http://www.richmondhillhistory.org/man.html Elizabeth Man Sarcka] '17

1986
*A. Bartlett Giamatti
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE6DD1530F936A25752C0A966958260 Frances Lehman Loeb] , [http://www.cjh.org/education/essays.php?action=show&id=30]
* [http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_celebrates/remarkable_columbians/helen_m_ranney.html Helen M. Ranney] '41

1987
*Judith Kaye '58
*Sally Falk Moore '43
*Rev. James Parks Morton
*Ellen Stewart

1988
* Augusta Souza Kappner '66
*Ntozake Shange '70
*Maxine Singer

1989
*Joan Kaplan Davidson
*Eugene Lang
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE6DA1739F932A25757C0A96F948260 Bernice Segal] (posthumous)
*Lottie L. Taylor-Jones

1990
*Jacqueline Barton '74
*Robert L. Bernstein
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=cereWkyNJckC&pg=PA410&lpg=PA410&dq=jean+blackwell+hutson+barnard&source=web&ots=OA6RHl9PAp&sig=Ws1HN2zzu7zar6wK8opPeYKc4FU Jean Blackwell Hutson] '35
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE0DE1630F937A25751C0A966958260 Julie V. Marsteller] '69

1991
*Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum '50
* [http://alum.barnard.edu/site/PageServer?pagename=alu_act_0503chang Tisa Chang] '63
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news042402c.html Mamphele Ramphele] , delivered the 2002 Commencement address

1992
* [http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/dec04/extras_olsen.html Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen] '40
*Fred W. Friendly
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news010401b.html Millicent McIntosh] , [http://www.woodrow.org/mcintosh/index.php]
*Frank Stella

1993
*Arthur Ashe (posthumous)
*Elizabeth B. Davis '41
* [http://www.skadden.com/index.cfm?contentID=45&bioID=65 Helene Lois Kaplan] '53
*Bette Bao Lord
*Cyrus Vance

1994
*Walter Cronkite
*Ellen V. Futter '71
*Barbara S. Miller '62 (posthumous)
*Arthur Mitchell
*Sheila E. Widnall

1995
*Madeleine Albright
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news042204b.html Rosemary Park Anastos]
*Derek Bok
*Sissela Bok

1996
*Rita R. Colwell
*Kitty Carlisle Hart
*Maya Lin
* [http://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/pages/the-college/fellowship/honorary-fellows.php Dame Anne Warburton] '46

1997
*Sarah Brady
*Merce Cunningham
*Charlayne Hunter-Gault
*Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

1998
*Mary L. Good
*Joan Ganz Cooney
*David Aaron Kessler

1999
*Zoe Caldwell
*Abby Joseph Cohen
*Esther Dyson
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news040901.html William T. Golden]

[http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news50100d.htm 2000] , [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news51600c.htm]
*Doris Kearns Goodwin delivered the 2000 Commencement address, [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news51600b.htm]
*Hanna Holborn Gray
*Annie Leibovitz
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news031201b.html Kathie L. Olson]

2001
*Morris Dees, [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051501c.html]
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051501f.html Susan Hendrickson]
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051501d.html Maxine Greene] '38
*Bernice Johnson Reagon, [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051501e.html] . Ms. Reagon delivered the 2001 Commencement address, [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051501com.html]

[http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news052202.html 2002]
* [http://www.columbia.edu/cu/record/archives/vol25/05/2505_Barnard_Symp_Novak.html Barbara Novak] '50
*Alice Rivlin
*Harold E. Varmus

[http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news052003.html 2003]
*Susan Band Horwitz
*Judith Miller (journalist) '69, delivered the Commencement address [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051507b.html]
*Martha Nussbaum

[http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news042804b.html 2004] , [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051804c.html]
*Sylvia Earle
*Louise Glück

2005
* [http://biography.jrank.org/pages/2349/Hayden-Carla-D.html Carla D. Hayden]
*Amartya Sen, [http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/profiles/sen.htm]

[http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/2006commencement.html 2006]
*Linda Greenhouse
*Audra McDonald
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051606e.html Francine du Plessix Gray] '52, [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news042806b.html]

[http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news040207.html 2007]
*Joan Didion
*Nicholas D. Kristof
*Mary Patterson McPherson
* [http://www.barnard.edu/newnews/news051507b.html Muriel Petioni] , [http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/advancement/pr/Alumni-Dinner.cfm]
*Anna Deavere Smith

2008
*Thelma Davidson Adair
*Michael Bloomberg
*Billie Jean King
*David Remnick
*Judith Shapiro

References

External links

[http://www.barnard.edu/provost/medalists.html Barnard Medalists]


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