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Volume III, No. 10 ♦ 5/1998

  • Academic Homecoming Featured Gilligan, Greene and Awards to Five TC Alumni

    The Horace Mann Auditorium was filled to capacity for Academic Homecoming on April 25 when Harvard Professor Carol Gilligan and TC Professor Emeritus Maxine Greene held a discussion on The Oresteia and patriarchy
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Challenges at TC Prepare John Fisher for New Role as Dean of Enrollment Management at Yeshiva University

    When John Fisher joined the TC administration in 1993 as the executive director for student recruitment, admission and student aid, he decided to familiarize himself with the paperwork students fill out. Today, TC is at the leading edge of using computers for enrollment services, he says. Admissions and student aid processing have improved dramatically. And now, Fisher is ready to take on a new challenge. He left TC on May 1 to become the Dean of Enrollment Management at Yeshiva University.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Cosby Speaks at Master's Convocation

    As the semester draws to a close, finals are being taken, dissertations are being defended, and preparations are being made for convocation and commencement. This year's master's convocation, in particular, promises to be a memorable one. Actor, writer, educator Bill Cosby will address graduates and receive the Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Faculty Retirements

    Faculty retirements 1998
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Great Speaker Anyon on Ghetto Schools

    Jean Anyon, the second of the Great Speakers in April, spoke about her book Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Educational Reform (Teachers College Press). Anyon, chair of the Department of Education at the Newark campus of Rutgers University, writes about Newark public schools from an outsider's point of view. "It's an honest book," Anyon said, "that has gotten me into trouble in Newark. I received death threats."
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Hechinger Institute Event

    Gene Maeroff, Director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, hosts a panel discussion by contributors to his recent book, Imaging Education: The Media and Schools in America.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Housing Office Seeks to Help TC Community

    Along with the obvious purpose of housing TC students, providing helpful information for students who do not get housing about where to look, how to look, and what to look for in an apartment is also an important task of the Office of Housing and Residence Life (OHRL) at TC.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • New Associate Controller: Patrick J. Norton

    Patrick J. Norton, the new associate controller, who has more than ten years of experience in not-for-profit, higher education, and fund accounting management, is joining TC as of May 11, 1998.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • New Controller Fulfills a Dream: Sharon Hewitt-Watkins

    Sharon Hewitt-Watkins, former Senior Manager at KPMP Peat Marwick, LLP, and soon to be TC Controller (she will begin working on June 1), had her secret dream come true--sort of.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Ninth Annual Long Term Service Reception

    On May 1, faculty, students and staff gathered in the TC cafeteria to congratulate 29 of their colleagues who reached a milestone of 15, 20, 30 and 35 years of full-time continuous service at the College.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Professor Ann E. Boehm's Retirement Party

    After 30 years of service to the School Psychology Program at TC, Ann E. Boehm, Professor of Psychology and Education, will be retiring. On April 4, the faculty of the Department of Health and Behavior Studies sponsored a party in her honor, which drew more than 50 students and friends.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Proposed 1998-1999 Budget Features More Money for Scholarships, Repairs and Faculty Positions

    Fred Schnur, Vice President for Finance and Administration, presented a proposed $69.5 million budget for 1998-99 to the TC community last month.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Reading & Writing Project Celebrates 50th Saturday

    The Reading and Writing Project celebrated its Fiftieth Saturday Reunion on April 25. Speakers at the event included poets and authors Karla Kuskin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Vera B. Williams, and Jacqueline Woodson.
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • TC Student Wins National Dance Association Literary Award

    For the third year in a row, a dance education student from Teachers College has won the Graduate Student Literary Award from the National Dance Association (NDA).
    Published: 5/13/1998

  • Ten Governors' Chiefs of Staff Get Education Policy Lesson from TC's Institute on Education and Government

    Chiefs of Staff from across the country came to Teachers College for the first in a series of workshops on education issues for public policymakers by the Institute on Education and Government
    Published: 5/13/1998