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Thursday, September 19, 2019

FLI Support Group dates for Fall semester

Cicero Speech Contest

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Do you want to amplify your voice in the Barnard community? Are you seeking a platform to develop your public speaking skills? Share your ideas with an open forum of Barnard administrators, faculty, trustrees, and students at the 2019 Cicero Speech Contest! Winners will be awarded prizes up to  $100!
Sign up by Friday, September 27th at 11:59PM to compete in ONE of two categories:
  1. Persuasive Advocacy Speech (5 minutes, prepared in advance, with a proposal and a call to action; all participants will have the opportunity to meet with a Speaking Fellow for a one-hour conference prior to the contest)
  2. Impromptu Speech (3 minutes, created on the spot, based on prompt given 30 min. before speech).
The event will take place on Thursday, October 17th at 6 PM in Sulzberger Parlor (Barnard Hall, 3rd floor)! 

For more detailed descriptions of each category and general guidelines, please visit:

Sign-up form also available here.

Questions? Email

Free food will be provided. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Preparing Women to Lead's Women, Law and Legal Advocacy Seminar

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Dear PLEN  Friends,

Registration has been extended until

Wednesday, Sept. 25th  

for PLEN's Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy Seminar!
See below for new highlights on seminar speakers and resources for #PLENlaw2019

Have questions or concerns? Let us know!
PLEN programs provide students with the skills, connections, and confidence they need to get their first internship or job and launch a meaningful career in public policy...

...and change the world while at it (one law at a time)!

Seminar | Thursday October 24 – Saturday October 26, 2019
Registration Deadline | September 25, 2019

2018 Highlights: Tour of the Supreme Court; panels featuring women from national organizations and firms; Networking 101; resume review; coalition building simulation
2018 Panel topics: Careers on Capitol Hill and beyond; Work-life balance; Cybersecurity Law; Immigration Law
More information
Social Media Kit + Resources
See our full list of 2019-2020 seminars!
Speaker Announcements

Sabrina Khan: Introduction Panel

Senior Staff Attorney, The Advancement Project

Education: Georgetown University (Undergraduate) and American University Washington College of Law
PLEN Alumnae Panel: Launching your Law Career

Kaylee Cox Bankston (PLEN alumna)

Associate, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP
Education: University of Arkansas (Undergraduate); Georgetowne University Law Center; University of Miami School of Law


Nicole Hutchinson (PLEN alumna)

Attorney, U.S. Secret Service

Education: Tulane University (undergraduate), Pepperdine University School of Law

Wendy Ramirez (PLEN alumna)

Antitrust Paralegal for U.S. Department of Justice

Education: Smith College

Allyson Perleoni: Networking 101

Senior Legislative Analyst, Association of American Medical Colleges

Education: University of Vermont, American University

Jen Mandelblatt: Advocacy 101

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Platform Women

Education: Cornell University
More Highlights for #PLENlaw
You can contact Mackenzie Kuhl, PLEN Programs and Communications Manager, at with any comments, questions, or concerns.

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Writing and Speaking Centers Open Next Week!

Both Centers will be open for appointments Tuesday, Sep. 17th through Monday, Dec. 9th. They will be closed during the following academic holidays: Friday, Nov 1 - Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Monday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Dec. 1. 

About the Speaking Center: 
The Barnard Speaking Center aims to foster connection through dialogue, listening, and active engagement. Speaking Fellows help their peers tackle challenges such as speaking anxiety and clarifying presentations, with the belief that there is not one type of “good speech.” 

Speaking Fellows are trained to support you at any point in your growth as a public speaker: from developing presentation skills, participating in class discussions, or speaking with your professors during their office hours. Learn more about the Speaking Fellows Program at:

To make an appointment with a Speaking Fellow follow this link: 

About the Writing Center: 
Writing Fellows help students strengthen their writing in all academic disciplines. Our Program believes writing is a process and writers, no matter how accomplished, can benefit from discussing their work with an intelligent reader before revising it.

Often, the most fruitful dialogues about your writing occur with your peers, Writing Fellows are just that. They are not tutors or TAs. It is not their role to comment on the accuracy of your paper’s content, nor to grade your work. They conference with students about written assignments to help clarify, organize, and strengthen content, so that a non-expert can understand the assignment. Learn more about the Writing Fellows Program at

To make an appointment with a Writing Fellow follow this link:

If you have any questions please direction your inquiries to or

Thursday, September 12, 2019

DEADLINE ALERT: September 13 is the Pass/D/Fail "Uncovering" Deadline

If you elected the Pass/D/Fail Option for a course you took last semester, you are now able to view the grade you would have earned and, if you wish, "uncover" that grade.

Log into myBarnard, click on the "Pass/D/Fail Option" link in Web Adviser.

You'll be able to peek at what grade you would have earned had you taken the class for a letter grade.

If you like the grade, you may select "uncover" from the dropdown menu, and the course grade will appear on your transcript. 

If you do nothing, the grade will remain in P/D/F status. The deadline to uncover a grade of P is the registration deadline at the beginning semester immediately following the one where you elected the p/d/f option -- in this case, Friday, September 13, 2019.

I tried to click on P/D/F Option online as directed, but nothing happened!
This is most likely because you are using Safari as your web browser. Try Chrome or Firefox or something else. If the problem persists, contact Student Computing.

Help Rooms Are Back! Fall 2019

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Biology, 1103 Altschul
Mondays – Friday
(Hours will be posted on 1500 Courseworks each week)

General Chemistry, 806 Altschul
Monday, 8:00-9:30pm
Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm

Organic Chemistry, 530 Altschul
Wednesday, 8:00-10:00pm
Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm

Physics, 514 Altschul
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm

 Help Rooms for Math, Computer Science, & Spanish are coming soon!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Convocation! TUESDAY, Sept. 10, Riverside Church -- meet between 3:30-4 p.m. to march/sit with your class!

If you got a 
yellow shirt at the Back@Barnard Block t-shirt distribution (or if not, swing by Events Management in Milbank Basement 006 today to get one!), now's your chance to wear it and celebrate the start of the academic year with style and enthusiasm.  There will also be extra t-shirts outside Riverside Church before Convocation.

What's Convocation?

Convocation is a long-standing tradition at Barnard, as it formally and symbolically introduces the newest members of our community to Barnard's rich academic traditions and kicks off the academic year.

What if I have class?
Barnard academic classes will be cancelled from 4:00 PM to 6:00 p.m. to allow as many to participate as possible. However, please note that in some exceptional cases, a faculty member may choose not to cancel class for pedagogical reasons, in which case students should attend class.

Okay, I'm in! Where do I go and what do I do?
  • Wear your yellow shirt Tuesday!
  • Assemble at the 490 Riverside Drive entrance to Riverside Church beginning at 3:45 pm.*
  • Look for Dean Kuan Tsu holding a Class of 2020 sign, wearing a black academic gown with billowy sleeves.
  • We'll all be marching in together

*If you're running late, come anyway! If you get there by 4-ish, you'll very likely still be able to march and sit together. If you're much later, you may have to sit nearer the back.