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Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman announced a bequest intention from singer and actress Barbra Streisand to enable the College to create the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund, which will support TC master's degree and doctoral students
Teachers College has received an extraordinary $11 million commitment from longtime Trustee Abby M. O'Neill. The gift reflects her passion for supporting aspiring teachers.
Water Under the Bridge
The story reports that after teaching third grade in Columbus, Ohio, Hooker applied to the Navy multiple times but was denied due to a technicality. After writing to the Navy to dispute her rejection, Hooker was accepted, yet had already made up her mind to join the Coast Guard in February 1945.
“The Coast Guard recruiter was just so welcoming,” says Hooker. “She wanted to be the first one to enroll an African American.”