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The alumni magazine of Teachers College, Columbia University

Volume 28, No. 1 ♦ 6/2003

  • Alums Help TC Students Make a Difference

    Endowed scholarships allow donors to make a gift in perpetuity while ensuring that Teachers College will be able to bring the best and most diverse students to campus. Our students enter TC with a multitude of goals and aspirations, but all of them come with the vision of making a difference. Scholarships help make their visions possible. The following four alumni are examples of donors who have made such gifts.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Campaign Exceeds Goal with $10.8 Million Gift: Gerard and Lilo Leeds Fund The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC

    WiA $10.8 million gift, the largest in TCó-é-,ós history, came from Gerard and Lilo Leeds for The National Academy for Excellent Teaching at TC. The Academy will provide professional development to teachers and principals in secondary schools in New York and across America serving predominantly high need, underserved and underperforming students.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Class Notes

    Class Notes
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Ellsworth Explores the Limits of Education—and Beyond—in Sachs Lectures

    Elizabeth Ellsworth, a leading proponent of using media to enrich learning experiences and foster social change, is the 2002-2003 Julius and Rosa Sachs Distinguished Lecturer.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Hampton's Shakespeare in the Park Founded by TC Alum David Brandenburg

    In the winter of 1996, David Brandenburg, who at the time was a recent MA graduate of TC's Music and Music Education Program, was chatting with his cousin about the possibility of starting a theater company in the Hamptons. Brandenburg, whose mother was TC's former Dean Judith Berman Brandenburg, had spent his summers at his family's house in the Hampton's community of Amagansett, Long Island, throughout his childhood. On a whim, they proposed starting a Shakespeare in the Park program, and at the same time figured that someone must already be doing it. As it turned out, no one had been.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Improving Quality of Life in Men with Prostate Cancer

    The results of an NIH-funded, large-scale randomized clinical trial on men’s adjustment to prostate cancer found that the effects of educational and supportive group interventions had specific benefits for men.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • In Memoriam

    In Memoriam
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Leaving Memphis to a Summer Sanctuary at TC

    It may be hard for todayó-é-,ós college students to imagine a time when segregated southern states, in an attempt to maintain whites-only graduate institutions, paid for African-Americans graduates to travel north and attend Teachers College. Far from imaginary, these discriminatory policies brought talented people of color to Teachers College in the summers during the 1950s and 1960s ó-é" and for the sons and daughters who accompanied them, it was a welcome season of activity and freedom.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Margaret B. Lindsey, Renowned Teacher Educator Dies

    Margaret Lindsey, Professor Emeritus of Education, a world-renowned teacher educator who served Teachers College for nearly thirty years, passed away in late January. She joined the Teachers College faculty in 1950 and with exceptions of leaves for work, study or to consult around the county, indeed, the world, she remained at TC until her retirement in 1978.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • MaryEllen McGuire: To Afghanistan Via TC and Washington

    MaryEllen McGuire was employed as a legislative assistant to Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware late last year when she received a call from Steven Bourke, Director of Research at the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at Columbia. “We’re going to Afghanistan to look at their education system,” he said. “We’d like you to join us.”
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • New and Improved: The Student Computing Support Center

    You won't recognize the new Student Computing Support Center, located in Horace Mann room 242, now that the renovations are completed. It opened on February 7th.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Petrie Foundation Multi-Million Dollar Gift Supports Teachers College NYC Teacher Fellowship Program

    The teaching profession needed a scholarship equivalent in prestige and status to the Rhodes Scholarship. The Petrie Foundation and Teachers College have created one.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Professor Judith Berman Brandenburg Dies at 61: First Woman Dean at Teachers College

    Judith Berman Brandenburg, Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, and the first woman to hold the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College (1985-1994) at Teachers College, died on Sunday, January 26th. She was 61 years old.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Professor Lisa Miller and Students Help Prevent Depression in Pregnant Girls

    With funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education Lisa Miller and her associates have been working with girls at P.S. 911 in Manhattan, a school specifically designated for pregnant girls in 8th, 9th and 10th grades, who are on the pathway toward depression.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • TC Celebrates the Rose Commons

    On December 2nd, faculty, staff, and friends of TC gathered to dedicate the Rose Commons. The ceremony honored Susan and Elihu Rose, generous donors to TC, whose support helped us to renovate the entrance to TC and the first floor of Main Hall.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • TC Honors Medalists at Convocation

    This year Convocation featured two Masters Convocations on Tuesday, May 20, instead of the usual single ceremony. The Doctoral Convocation, at which graduating doctoral students are hooded by the Dean, took place the following day.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • TC Welcomes Three New Trustees

    Two leading businessmen and a former Newark City Councilman have recently joined the TC Trustees—Bruce Wilcox, Chairman of Cumberland Associates LLC, one of the nation’s oldest hedge funds; Steven Wechsler, Senior Managing Director of Tishman Speyer Properties, a leading owner, builder and re-developer of real estate; and Cory Booker, former Newark City Councilman and community activist.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • The Mellon Visiting Minority Scholars Program at Teachers College

    The Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College has received $300,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring several visiting minority scholars to campus each year over the next three years.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • The Open Society and TC Collaborate on Project Evaluations

    For several years, the Department of International and Transcultural Studies has been offering a course in Evaluation of International Education Projects. In the past, Professor Gita Steiner-Khamsi worked with different organizations to provide projects to be evaluated by TC students in the class.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • The Riverside Church Awards Teachers College $1.5 Million For Teacher Development And Retention

    As part of a $10 million program of grants to the community, The Riverside Church Jubilee Fund awarded $1.5 million to Teachers College for The Harlem Educational Renaissance Project, a professional development program for schools in former District 5 in Central Harlem.
    Published: 8/1/2003

  • Two BookTalks Address What Works Best in Teaching

    Two BookTalks Address What Works Best in Teaching. Sonia Nieto, What Keeps Teachers Going. Ann Lieberman & Diane Wood, Inside the National Writing Project.
    Published: 8/1/2003