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What's Inside the Fall 2008 issue of TC Today, Volume 33 No.1

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Cover of the Fall 2008 issue of TC Today, Volume 33 No.1

Elaine Tagliareni (seated, center) with nursing students (from left) Mary D'Ambra, Dana Wilks, Yavonda F. Williams, Susana Rodriguez, Giovanni Del Vecchio, Tracie Comuso and Tonya Cooper at the Community College of Philadelphia in October 2008. Photograph by Samantha Isom

On The Cover

Elaine Tagliareni (seated, center) with nursing students (from left) Mary D’Ambra, Dana Wilks, Yavonda F. Williams, Susana Rodriguez, Giovanni Del Vecchio, Tracie Comuso and Tonya Cooper at the Community College of Philadelphia in October 2008. Photograph by Samantha Isom.

TC Today Features

Shaping the Future of Nursing

Elaine Tagliareni (Ed.D., ’01) is fighting for greater opportunity for graduates of two-year associate degree programs

Bottling the Magic

Great teachers are born, but through adaptive instruction, great teaching can be made

The Power of Independent Thinking

The Klingenstein Center is improving education by developing leaders who constantly question it—and themselves

TC Today Departments

TC Today’s Letter to the Editor: Early Math, Net Gain

President’s Letter: Connecting the Dots at TC

Campus News: Debating the Future of U.S. Education

Campus News: Creating Good Habits in Cerebral Palsy Therapy

Campus News: Lending a Hand in the Neighborhood

Campus News: Celebrating Ann Gentile

Campus News: TC Far and Wide with Portia Williams

Campus News: Robinson named VP

Campus News: Convocation 2008

First Editions: Toward Equity in Health and Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation

Alumni News: Global Awareness through “Edutainment”

Alumni News: The Alumni Council President’s Message

Alumni News: Class Notes

Alumni News: Establishing an Endowed Scholarship

Alumni News: Mr. Snyder Goes to Washington

Alumni News: One of the Best

Alumni News: Planning for Giving to the Annual Fund

Alumni News: Two of the Best

Alumni News: Reciprocity in Mentoring

Alumni News: Existential Author

Alumni News: Earn Income for Life

Alumni News: Playing in Tune

Alumni News: Remembrances

End Note: Professor W. Warner Burke on learning from the military

Friends of the College: Trustee Christopher Williams believes in high-stakes education

In Focus: For James Rolling (Ed.D., ’03), creative practice makes perfect

TC Today, the magazine of Teachers College, is produced by the Office of Development and External Affairs at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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TC Today Staff

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Jonathan Sapers

TC Today, Fall 2008, Vol. 33, No. 1, Copyright 2008 by Teachers College, Columbia University

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