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Volume IX, No. 1 ♦ 9/2003

  • Junn Probes Link Between Education and Democracy in Sussman Lecture

    Sussman Visiting Professor Jane Junn advanced a contrarian view in this year’s Sussman Lecture. Titling her remarks, “What Good Is Education for Democracy?” she invited the audience to suspend their disbelief and consider the possibility “that education might not always be the best thing for democracy.”
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • Maria Torres-Guzman Assesses NYC Dual Language Programs

    In 1999, the New York City Board of Education wanted to provide professional development to teachers in dual language programs. They approached Maria Torres-Guzman, Associate Professor of Bilingual Education at TC, to help their program coordinator.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • TC Returns to Afghanistan at International Workshop on Curriculum and Textbook Development

    A team of Teachers College faculty and senior staff spent nearly three weeks (July 5th through 17th) working with an international team of education experts from seven different countries developing the capacity to write elementary curriculum and textbooks for the Afghan Ministry of Education (MOE).
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • WCBS Interviews President Levine about Petrie Scholars

    President Arthur Levine, pictured here with CBS-FM interviewer Mary Regal, will be the featured guest on Dialogue 101, a public affairs program that airs early Sunday mornings on WCBS-FM radio.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • The 62nd Annual Superintendents Work Conference Explores Effective Leadership

    In this time of severe educational budget cuts, school superintendents nationwide are looking for answers on how best to lead their districts. From July 13th to 16th, a group of approximately 50 school superintendents from across the country and two from schools in Thailand and Hungary met at Teachers College to strengthen their roles as leaders.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • TC Class Visits Tanzania

    On May 30th, after attending four introductory classes, which included lessons in introductory Swahili, ten TC students set off with Professor Fran Vavrus to Tanzania as part of the new course Reading Development Policy through Practice: Experiential Learning Program in Tanzania.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • Committee for Community and Diversity Awards Diversity Grants to Five Students

    Recently, the Committee for Community and Diversity (CCD) announced the 2003 recipients of The President’s Grant for Student Research in Diversity
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • Fairfax Challenge Grant

    Education and the need for strong and creative leaders in the education system are important to Betty Fairfax, who attended Teachers College in the 1940s.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • TC Welcomes New Tenure Track Faculty

    This year’s new faculty includes tenure track faculty and three-year term appointed faculty. Tenure track faculty are introduced below. Future issues of Inside TC will highlight the three-year term appointed faculty and the Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellows.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • Rob Gregory from Sage is Cooking on the Music Scene

    Rob Gregory, the cook who works for Sage Food Services by day, plays drums with his band, The Suntanama, by night.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • Long Term Service Reception at Teachers College

    This year’s Long Term Service reception was a time for the TC Community to personally greet honorees, sign individual cards, and enjoy desserts and fruit. The reception honored employees with full-time continuous service who have reached a milestone year of 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 years effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Sarah Phillips, Maggie Garnier Joseph, Michele Oberly, and Corine Best Campbell were on the Recognition Committee.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • In Brief

    Colette Mazzucelli (CEO&I) was named International Educator of the Year 2003 by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.
    Published: 9/2/2003

  • An Afternoon In Grace Dodge City: The VPFA BBQ

    The Vice President for Finance & Administration, Fred Schnur, held the annual Staff Appreciation Barbecue on August 22nd in Russell Courtyard and the Sage Dining Hall.
    Published: 9/2/2003