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2003-2004 Hightlights

In the Photo: Bert Konowitz and Billy Taylor at the piano with vocalist Sarah Konowitz.
In the Photo: Bert Konowitz and Billy Taylor at the piano with vocalist Sarah Konowitz.

In the Photo: Dr. Billy Taylor (center) with Dr. Hal Ables (left) and Janice Robinson (right).
In the Photo: Dr. Billy Taylor (center) with Dr. Hal Ables (left) and Janice Robinson (right).

Date: November 19, 2003
Event: Dr. Billy Taylor: Teacher

Toes were tapping and people of all ages hummed along as Billy Taylor, world-renowned teacher, composer and jazz pianist, played famous jazz songs with other musicians in a packed Horace Mann Auditorium. He received the TC Medal for Distinguished Service at the end of the concert.

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In the Photo: Marianne Tramelli, Director of Career Services, and Ena Haines, Director of nformation Technology.
In the Photo: Marianne Tramelli, Director of Career Services, and Ena Haines, Director of Information Technology.

Date: October 22, 2003
Event: TC Community Breakfast

Members of the TC Community came together in the TC Cafeteria to enjoy a warm breakfast. The purpose of this community-building event was to bring together the many different constituency groups at TC for an enjoyable meal. Community members were encouraged to meet somoene new and t-shirts and raffle prizes were given away.

In the Photo: William Salzman, Suzanne Goldberg and Martha Stark speaks at LGBT Panel.
In the Photo: William Salzman, Suzanne Goldberg and Martha Stark speaks at LGBT Panel.

Date: October 21, 2003
Event: College Conversation Series:
Contemporary GLBT Legal and Educational Issues

A panel discussion on legal and educational issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT), co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Community and Queer TC, took place in Milbank Chapel on October 21st .The presenters were Suzanne B. Goldberg, Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers-Newark University, William Salzman, Principal of the Harvey Milk High School, and Martha Stark, the NYC Finance Commissioner and a Board Member of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a non-profit legal group that works for recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV or AIDS. Each spoke and then took questions from the mostly student audience.

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In the Photo: Adelaide L. Sanford meets with members of the CCD.
In the Photo: Adelaide L. Sanford meets with members of the CCD.

Date: October 13, 2003
Event: Mellon Scholars Colloquium Series: "Human Diversity and Pedagogy" - Vice Chancellor Adelaide L. Sanford, New York State Board of Regents

Vice Chancellor Sanford is Co-Chair of the Committee on Closing the Performance Gap in New York. Previously, she served as the Chair of the Regents' Committee on Low Performing Schools which produced the report "Perform and Perish" published by the New York State Education Department. Dr. Sanford has also served as Chair of the Committee on Higher Education and Chair of the Committee on the Professions. She was instrumental in the development of the concept of a Board of Education of People of African Ancestry and in the formulation of new educational policies affecting schools in New York State. Nationally, Regent Sanford serves on the Advisory Committee on Multicultural Education for the National Association of State Boards of Education and on the National Commission on African American Education. Vice Chancellor Sanford came to campus as a Visiting Scholar supported by the Mellon Foundation.