The heart of my experience was a rigorous education and the knowledge that there were no limits on what I could question or what I could learn.
Exploring the Complexities of World Affairs
For not quite three decades, Shipley alumna Felicity Barringer Taubman ’68 has served as a correspondent for The New York Times. From her start writing for The Bergen Recordand The Washington Post, to her years of writing for The Times about the dying Soviet Union in the Gorbachev-era, and through her current work as a national environmental correspondent, Barringer has concentrated on explicating complex issues. She wants to show the subtleties of world affairs to the general public. Here, Barringer reflects on her experience at Shipley, the evolution of her career, and why she feels it’s important to remain connected to her alma mater.