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Volume IX, No. 8 ♦ 4/2004

  • Teachers College Honors Desegregation Groundbreaker Ruby Bridges Hall

    From seniors to elementary school children, an appreciative homecoming crowd filled horace mann auditorium to honor civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges Hall, a recipient of the Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • The Matrix of the Possible: A Conversation with Cornel West

    The Matrix, to Cornel West, is about learning to hold yourself accountable. Princeton scholar and actor in the Wachowski brothers Matrix film trilogy, Cornel West came to share his insights about film, race and society with Teachers College.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • TC Honors Medalists at 2004 Master's and Doctoral Convocations

    The Teachers College master's and doctoral convocations will be held May 18th and 19th this year at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Once again there will be two separate master's convocation ceremonies in order to accommodate the large number of graduating master's degree candidates and their families. At the master's ceremonies, the TC Medal for Distinguished Service is presented to people who have made a difference in the field of education. The Cleveland A. Dodge Medal for Distinguished Service to Education, which is presented at the doctoral convocation, is in recognition of the efforts of someone working outside the field that has made a difference in education.
    Published: 4/20/2004

  • Amy Stuart Wells Looks at How Desegregation Changed Us

    Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, a groundbreaking study of hundreds of graduates from the Class of 1980 who attended racially mixed high schools at the height of school desegregation, as well as educators, officials and activists associated with these schools, indicates that these students greatly benefited from their interactions with members of other races in school.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • Conference Exlpores the Impact of Brown v. Board of Education

    A graduate student confence that looked at the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision on American education.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • Former Professor Charles Walton Dies

    Charles W. Walton, former Teachers College professor, died on February 26th in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y. Walton earned his doctorate at TC in 1951, and then joined the faculty as a professor in 1961, later serving as Chairman of the Music Department from 1976 until he retired in 1982
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • Albert Thompson, Emeritus Professor, Dies

    Teachers College Professor Emeritus Albert S. Thompson passed away on March 29th. Thompson had a long and successful career as Professor of Psychology and Education.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • Gary Siperstein Lectures on Understanding the Social Behavior of Children with Mental Retardation

    Gary N. Siperstein, founder and director of the Center for Social Development and Education, presented the 2004 Leonard and Frances Blackman Lecture in April. His talk, titled “A Cognitive Model for Understanding the Social Behavior of Children with Mental Retardation: A Springboard to Social Skills Instruction,” was presented in a conversational but heartfelt manner, outlining research that could affect the lives of millions of children and their families.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • New Teacher Academy Expanding Rapidly

    Since 1998, the Teachers College New Teacher Academy (NTA) has been working with some of the hardest-hit schools, dramatically increasing new teacher retention.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • Sharon Lynn Kagan and Donald Martin Named Associate Deans

    The appointments of sharon lynn kagan and donald martin as associate deans, both newly created positions at teachers college, reflect an increased focus on several vital aspects of the college’s work and culture—research, policy, and improving the quality of the student experience at tc.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • Ryan Brenizer, New Communications Coordinator at TC

    You may have seen a new face roving the halls of Teachers College recently, camera and notepad in hand. Industrial espionage from another college? No, it’s likely just TC’s new Communications Coordinator, Ryan Brenizer.
    Published: 4/30/2004

  • Synthetic Pleasures Exhibition on Cybernetic Relationships Opens at Macy Gallery

    On April 2nd, an opening reception was held in Macy Gallery for the exhibition “Synthetic Pleasures: Cybernetic Relationships in Studio Art Practice,” which was on display through April 23rd.
    Published: 4/28/2004