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Fireworks for the Gals at Barnard

Yes! Yes! It’s a big gift.


A pyrotechnics display last week spelled out the name of the family that anted up $15 million for Barnard College’s new student center: Vagelos. Diana Vagelos, ’55, and her husband, Roy, will get to pick a final name for the building, but students at the all-women’s school have already started joking online: “I’ll meet you at the Vag.” “I lost my pen in the Vag.” “There’ll be a Kant library in the Vag.” Barnard rep Joanne Kwong points out that an older Vag already exists on campus—the Vagelos Alumnae Center—but apparently it doesn’t see as much action as this new one will. The student center won’t open for business until next year, when the community will be welcome to attend all public events. And to use its food court—making it a good place to eat out. There’s even a rumor there’ll be a hard-to-find lounge inside called G-Spot. Any truth? “No,” Kwong says, laughing.

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