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TC Joins with the Tyler Clementi Foundation to Offer LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship
TC Joins with the Tyler Clementi Foundation to Offer LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship

"I do see progress -- we're more aware now of the negative outcomes of our words and actions. But there is much more to be done," Jane Clementi said at a TC panel discussion in November.
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Friendlier Confines for Resolving Conflict
Friendlier Confines for Resolving Conflict

Aided by generous support from Trustee Marla Schaefer (M.A. '03), Teachers College has renovated the offices of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).
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TC Wins Federal Innovation Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers
TC Wins Federal Innovation Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

TC's NCREST Wins $12 million Federal Innovation Grant for Professional Development of Early College and STEM Teachers
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Barbra Streisand Makes Bequest Intention to Create a General Scholarship Fund at TC

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

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. Fuhrman made the announcement at TC’s 125th anniversary gala, held at the Apollo Theater on Nov. 12.

Streisand’s father, Emanuel Streisand, was a lifelong educator who was working toward a Ph.D. in Guidance and Personnel at Teachers College when he died.

“Creating the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund is Barbra’s way to ensure that her father's legacy lives on through the work of future teachers and educators,” Fuhrman said.  

Emanuel Streisand was a New York City elementary, junior high and high school English teacher, and taught at the Brooklyn High School for Specialty Trades. He also served as Assistant Organizer, Assistant Superintendent and Acting Superintendent of Schools of the Department of Education during his time at the Elmira Reformatory for juveniles.  

Barbra Streisand was a toddler when her father died.   

“Barbra, thank you so much for supporting Teachers College and its students,” Fuhrman said. “Like your beautiful voice, this gift will echo in our hearts and minds for years to come.”