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Largest Gifts in Barnard History to Support New Teaching and Learning Center

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​Source: Barnard College

Barnard has received the three largest gifts in its history, totaling $70 million, from three prominent New York families... The gifts, which will aid in the creation of a 128,000 square foot teaching and learning center, are also a key component in Barnard becoming one of the first liberal arts colleges among its peers to institute a distinct technology requirement, beginning with the class of 2020. ...

This distinctive facility, which will open in August of 2018, is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and will be built by Turner Construction. The center will double the College's classroom, laboratory, and study space; provide an enhanced library, special collections, and archival space; house the College’s signature Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Barnard Center for Research on Women; and create a new computational science center as well as a digital commons with five innovative teaching labs that utilize new media and digital technologies.

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