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TC President Fuhrman gave her 2009 State of the College Address on October 28th. Her theme was the College's impact - locally, nationally and internationally. The full transcript of her remarks follows.
Dear TC Alumni:
Fall is a particularly resonant time at Teachers College, a time of renewed energy and fresh possibility. It is with great pride-speaking as both TC's president and an alumna-that I tell you about a number of exciting developments on campus and throughout the wider Teachers College community.
Since its beginnings, Teachers College has defined "education" in the broadest sense, as the experiences that occur not only in classrooms but also in communities, churches, streets, homes and all the other settings of daily life. That view is perhaps best expressed in the thought of the College's most iconic figure, John Dewey, who argued that education is life and vice versa, and that learning is a process through which the student creates meaning by trying to make sense of his or her environment.
When we think of TC graduates going forth to help educate the world, we imagine them doing so at all levels--from the newest classroom teacher to the most seasoned school system leader.