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Volume VII, No. 5 ♦ 2/2002

  • TC Teach-In: Helping Educators Respond to 9/11

    Since September 11, 2001, New York City teachers, principals, superintendents, and even parents have been looking to Teachers College for answers on how to respond to the terrible events of that day.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • TC’s Afghan Project: 25 Years in Afghanistan

    In its largest international education project to date, Teachers College spent 25 years in Afghanistan working under the United States Foreign Aid Program, to help the Afghans build a modern education system using a program called The Afghan Project.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • What Happened to Adolescence?

    According to Washington Post writer, Laura Sessions, adolescence is not over at age 18. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn comments.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • Iron Science Teacher Competition Pits East Against West

    Athletes have their iron man and iron woman competitions. Culinary artists have "The Iron Chef." Now TC has its Iron Science Teacher competition, thanks to a collaborative effort with San Francisco's Exploratorium Teacher's Institute on December 1st.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • Economic Transition and Higher Education Reform in China

    When a country changes how it does business, all of its systems-especially education-are modified. China, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is a prime example. Weifang Min from Peking University. c The Center of Chinese Education (CoCE) at TC invited Weifang Min, who is the Executive Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Peking University, China, to speak about higher education reform in China.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • Welcome, Dean Bailey!

    At a Community Open House on January 30th, the TC community welcomed new dean, Darlyne Bailey.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • TC Web Welcomes Assistant Web Editor

    TC Web Welcomes Assistant Web Editor

    There is a new face behind the virtual curtain. Development and External Affairs welcomed Assistant Web Editor David Boxer on board in early December 2001.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • New TC Trustee: Jan Krukowski

    At the December meeting, the Teachers College Board of Trustees elected Jan Krukowski to join the Board.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • Sneak Peek at the Future Milbank Chapel

    You might be wondering what the Milbank Chapel will look like when the renovations are finished. To help the TC Community visualize the changes, Mitchell/Giorgola Architects provided a rendering
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • Faculty Briefs (7:5)

    John Allegrante (Health and Behaviorial Studies) was recently named to the Board of Advisors to the new Chris Farley Foundation. Ruth Bereson (Arts & Humanities) edited the book, Artistic Integrity and Social Responsibility, in October of 2001. Her next publication will be The Operatic State, a book about cultural policy and the opera house, that will be published in 2002.
    Published: 2/1/2002

  • Getting Started at TC

    New students had a chance to get together and learn the ropes at TC by coming to the Spring Orientation on January 22.
    Published: 2/1/2002