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Volume III, No. 3 ♦ 10/1997

  • Researchers Explain Class Size Debate To Journalists at Hechinger Institute

    Gene Maeroff, Director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media invited a dozen researchers to participate in a three-day workshop for education reporters and editors on "Making Sense of Conflicting Educational Claims."
    Published: 10/1/1998

  • 51st Annual Columbia Community Service Appeal

    The 51st Columbia Community Service (CCS) Appeal will begin next month in an effort to raise money to support local community organizations.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • FPC Hosts Open Forum - October 29

    A TC community forum on financial priorities will be held in the Student Lounge from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 29. The forum is open to students, faculty, and staff members.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • Ginsburg Delivers the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Psychology and Education Lecture

    In his inaugural lecture as the Jacob H. Schiff Foundation Professor of Psychology and Education, Herbert Ginsburg shared some observations from his latest project--studying the learning behavior of preschool children.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • Hechinger Institute Considers the Future of the Public Schools

    The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media opened a special question-and-answer session at its October seminar to the TC community and the public. The session was held on October 24 in the Milbank Chapel. Television journalist John Merrow led a panel of experts through a thorough discussion of public education and how it may change in the future.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • Housing Improvements Underway

    The College is starting to implement repairs and renovations recommended by the Task Force on Residence Life.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • Japanese Daycare Group Attends TC Seminar

    Professor Leslie R. Williams didn't know that an early childhood conference that she and Ms. Mari Mori, a doctoral candidate and adjunct instructor in Early Childhood Education, attended in Yokohama, Japan, three years ago would lead to an ongoing relationship with the Independent Day Care Association of Hiroshima. But it did.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • Management Network Discusses Budget '99

    The Management Network Group discussed the results of a survey of departments regarding their views on major budget-related constraints, as well as opportunities for enhancing revenues and decreasing costs.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • New Special Education Scholarship

    A friend of Teachers College, who wishes to remain anonymous, announced recently the establishment of a full tuition scholarship to be awarded to a TC student in special education. The first award will begin in the fall 1998 semester.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • Orville N. Greene Dies at Age 88

    Orville N. Greene, who helped establish the Center for the Study of Imagination in American Education, died in October.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • Richard Keller Makes a Difference to Students with Disabilities

    Richard Keller, Director of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, says that "I love what I do. I feel fortunate because I do something that makes me feel good."
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • TC Student, 27, Dies as Result of a Fall

    John P. Seidler, who was a first year Master's student in the Organizational Psychology program and employed as an intern for the Special Events Department of Major League Baseball's Commissioner's Office, died as a result of a fall at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Marina hotel on October 18.
    Published: 10/24/1997

  • V.P. Al Gore: Nation Must Recruit Two Million Quality Teachers

    At a press conference hosted by Teachers College and Columbia University, U.S. Vice President Al Gore said that public schools nationwide are facing a workforce crisis.
    Published: 10/24/1997