Avis Hinkson

Thu, Apr 10, 2014, 12:51am

For the first time ever, Barnard’s commencement ceremony will be transcribed and translated into 57 languages online, but the students who led the initiative said they ran into administrative opposition in achieving their full plan.

Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 12:13am

Nearly one year after announcing plans to demolish Lehman Hall, Barnard has contracted an architecture firm to build a teaching and learning facility in Lehman’s place.

Tue, Mar 11, 2014, 11:29am

UPDATED: Barnard's decision to remove a Students for Justice in Palestine banner has sparked debate about banner display policies and student groups' right to free expression.

Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 2:23am

Barnard Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84 and TC ’87, announced in an email sent to the Barnard student body early Wednesday morning that Plimpton Hall, on Amsterdam Avenue between 121st and 122nd streets, will be the only Barnard dorm open for the first part of winter break, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4. The policy change will go into effect next year.

Tue, Nov 12, 2013, 3:52am

Students often complain about the perceived lack of community on Columbia’s campus through conversations, petitions, and forums on the issue, and are still grappling to find solutions to the issue.

Tue, Nov 12, 2013, 12:40am

On the heels of Ani Bournoutian’s resignation as Barnard’s dean of international and transfer students, Barnard Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84, announced Monday that the administration has reorganized three of its offices concerning international students.

Wed, Oct 23, 2013, 12:25am

The second annual Columbia Giving Day, an event in which the four undergraduate schools compete to raise the most money in a 24 hour period, started at midnight on Tuesday night with the launch of the Senior Fund.

Tue, Oct 22, 2013, 11:21pm

Barnard College Dean Avis Hinkson announced that the 2014 Commencement will be held on May 18th for a second year at Radio City Music Hall.

Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 1:15am

Administrators collaborated with the office of Admissions and Study Abroad, instituting new policies that mandate students planning to study abroad to confirm decisions earlier and withdraw housing requests. The policies also altered the housing cancellation fee to incentivize earlier room cancellation.

Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 1:40am

Names and faces: the administrators and student council leaders you should know this fall.