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Annual Fund Priorities > Preserve and Update Our Campus

Preserve and Update Our Campus

A plan is in development for a floor-by-floor upgrade of all academic and residential buildings so that, ten years from now, the quality of the Teachers College physical plant will match the level of its academic reputation. The price tag is $300 million.

Already the College has completed millions of dollars of repairs to its historic buildings, and the plague of leaks has been staunched. Improvements to the academic campus include two rebuilt /redone floors in Thorndike Hall and expanded technology in 63 classrooms to support teaching and learning.

The first phase of the Cowin Conference Center renovation, which included rebuilding the auditorium and adding eight classrooms, is complete.  The cafeteria food-preparation area has been completely rebuilt, access for those with physical disabilities has been significantly improved, and the central utility power plant has been overhauled.

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Preparing the Next Generation of Literacy Specialists

Preparing the Next Generation of Literacy Specialists

Literacy is the freedom to expand one's thought, one's mind, one's confidence," says Evalyn Edwards Milman (M.A. '64), who has given Teachers College $1 million to establish the Evalyn Edwards Milman Literacy Fellowship.
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Reading, Writing and Relief

Reading, Writing and Relief

The TC Reading and Writing Project works in schools across the city. Now it's helping many of them to get back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy
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Joyce B. Cowin Funds Program at Teachers College to Foster Personal Financial Literacy among High School Students

Joyce B. Cowin Funds Program at Teachers College to Foster Personal Financial Literacy among High School Students

NYC Schools Chancellor Walcott and NYS Education Commissioner King agree to partner on pilot program; nationwide expansion is ultimate aim
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