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Barnard College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Affiliated with Columbia University.

Location:
Manhattan, NY

Founding Date:
1889

Enrollment:
2300

Official Website:
http://www.barnard.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Vollmer Adams
Victim
1924 6-Sep-1951 Common-law wife of William S. Burroughs
Léonie Adams
Poet
9-Dec-1899 27-Jun-1988 Those Not Elect
Susan Mary Alsop
Socialite
19-Jun-1918 18-Aug-2004 Washington DC Socialite
Laurie Anderson
Performance Artist
5-Jun-1947   Tape bow violinist and performance artist
Natalie Angier
Journalist
16-Feb-1958   Science reporter
Mary Antin
Author
1881 15-May-1949 The Promised Land
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Jacqueline K. Barton
Chemist
7-May-1952   Professor of Chemistry at CalTech
Margot Botsford
Judge
16-Mar-1947   Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court
Rosellen Brown
Author
12-May-1939   Before and After
Janet Burroway
Novelist
21-Sep-1936   The Dancer from the Dance
Hortense Calisher
Novelist
20-Dec-1911 15-Jan-2009 In the Absence of Angels
Mona Charen
Pundit
?   Conservative columnist
Edwidge Danticat
Author
19-Jan-1969   The Dew Breaker
Patricia Duff
Socialite
Apr-1954   Ron Perelman's ex-wife
Jessica P. Einhorn
Government
c. 1945   Dean, School of Advanced International Studies
Delia Ephron
Author
12-Jul-1944   Heartburn
Bonnie Erbe
TV Personality
?   Host of To the Contrary
Ellen V. Futter
Educator
21-Sep-1949   President of Barnard College, 1980-93
Helen Gahagan
Actor
25-Nov-1900 28-Jun-1980 Actress, California Congresswoman
Greta Gerwig
Actor
4-Aug-1983   Greenberg
Lauren Graham
Actor
16-Mar-1967   Belly Buttons are Cool
Sprague Grayden
Actor
21-Jul-1980   Heather Lisinski on Jericho
Virginia Hall
Spy
6-Apr-1906 14-Jul-1982 American spy
Cheryl F. Halpern
Government
?   Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Patricia Highsmith
Novelist
19-Jan-1921 4-Feb-1995 Strangers on a Train
Maria Hinojosa
Journalist
1961   CNN, NPR journalist
Evelyn Hu
Physicist
c. 1947   Nanoscale device fabrication
Zora Neale Hurston
Novelist
7-Jan-1891 28-Jan-1960 Their Eyes Were Watching God
Erica Jong
Author
26-Mar-1942   Fear of Flying
June Jordan
Poet
9-Jul-1936 14-Jun-2002 Who Look At Me
Helene L. Kaplan
Attorney
19-Jun-1933   Of Counsel, Skadden Arps
Judith S. Kaye
Judge
4-Aug-1938   Chief Judge, State of New York
Jeane Kirkpatrick
Government
19-Nov-1926 7-Dec-2006 Reagan's UN Ambassador
Jhumpa Lahiri
Author
11-Jul-1967   Interpreter of Maladies
Linda Fayne Levinson
Business
c. 1942   Vendare Media Corporation
Aline MacMahon
Actor
3-May-1899 12-Oct-1991 Dragon Seed
Peggy McCay
Actor
3-Nov-1930   Caroline Brady on Days of Our Lives
Margaret Mead
Anthropologist
16-Dec-1901 15-Nov-1978 Coming of Age in Samoa
Judith Miller
Journalist
2-Jan-1948   Credulous NY Times WMD maven
Sheila Nevins
Film/TV Producer
6-Apr-1939   President, HBO Documentary and Family
Cynthia Nixon
Actor
9-Apr-1966   Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City
Louise Post
Musician
7-Dec-1966   Frontwoman for Veruca Salt
Susan Kaufman Purcell
Scholar
c. 1941   Center for Hemispheric Study
Anna Quindlen
Columnist
8-Jul-1953   NYT columnist, later novelist
Lee Remick
Actor
14-Dec-1935 2-Jul-1991 Days of Wine and Roses
Joan Rivers
Comic
8-Jun-1933   Can we talk?
Susan Rosenberg
Activist
1955   Radical
Anna J. Schwartz
Economist
11-Nov-1915 21-Jun-2012 A Monetary History of the United States
Vinessa Shaw
Actor
19-Jul-1976   Hocus Pocus
Susan Stamberg
Radio Personality
7-Sep-1938   NPR
Alexis Stewart
Radio Personality
27-Sep-1965   Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer
Martha Stewart
Business
3-Aug-1941   Professional housekeeper, insider trader
Anna Diggs Taylor
Judge
9-Dec-1932   Federal judge
Twyla Tharp
Dancer
1-Jul-1941   Choreographer
Abigail Thernstrom
Author
1936   Opponent of Affirmative Action
Sarah Thompson
Actor
25-Oct-1979   Rose on 7th Heaven
Gloria Tristani
Government
20-Dec-1953   FCC Commissioner, 1997-2001
Sanam Vakil
Educator
?   Mideast Scholar, SAIS
Suzanne Vega
Musician
11-Jul-1959   Her name is Luka, lives on 2nd floor
Abigail S. Wexner
Relative
c. 1962   Wife of Leslie H. Wexner
Helene N. White
Judge
2-Dec-1954   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jane Wyatt
Actor
12-Aug-1910 20-Oct-2006 Father Knows Best

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Demetrios James Caraley
Educator
22-Jun-1932   President, Academy of Political Science
Roddy Doyle
Novelist
1958   The Commitments
Patricia A. Graham
Educator
1935   Dean of Harvard GSE, 1982-91
Elizabeth Hardwick
Critic
27-Jul-1916 2-Dec-2007 Seduction and Betrayal
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
Robert Morrison MacIver
Sociologist
17-Apr-1882 15-Jun-1970 The Web of Government
Onora O'Neill
Philosopher
23-Aug-1941   President of the British Academy, 2005-09
Elaine Pagels
Historian
13-Feb-1943   The Gnostic Gospels
Caryl Phillips
Novelist
13-Mar-1958   Crossing the River
Raymond J. Saulnier
Economist
20-Sep-1908 30-Apr-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1955-61
Mark Skousen
Economist
c. 1948   Forecasts & Strategies
Dolph Sweet
Actor
18-Jul-1920 8-May-1985 Chief Carl Kanisky on Gimme a Break!

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Demetrios James Caraley
Educator
22-Jun-1932   President, Academy of Political Science
Ellen V. Futter
Educator
21-Sep-1949   President of Barnard College, 1980-93
Cheryl F. Halpern
Government
?   Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Sally Hernandez
Attorney
c. 1952   Deputy Mayor of NYC, 1990-92
Helene L. Kaplan
Attorney
19-Jun-1933   Of Counsel, Skadden Arps
Eugene R. McGrath
Business
1942   CEO of Consolidated Edison, 1997-2005
Anna Quindlen
Columnist
8-Jul-1953   NYT columnist, later novelist
Judith Shapiro
Educator
24-Jan-1942   President, Barnard College


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