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Edmund Adjapong is using hip-hop to engage teens in science
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TC's New Campaign Leaders are Passionate, Knowledgeable and Ready to Rock
TC's New Campaign Leaders are Passionate, Knowledgeable and Ready to Rock

TC President Susan Fuhrman has announced Trustees Marla Schaefer (M.A.'03), Leslie Nelson and Bill Rueckert as the new leaders of the College's $300 million campaign, Where the Future Comes First: The Campaign for Teachers College.
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A $3 Million Gift by TC Trustee Ruth Gottesman Creates Scholarships for Preservice Science and Math Teachers
A $3 Million Gift by TC Trustee Ruth Gottesman Creates Scholarships for Preservice Science and Math Teachers

As Professor Emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Teachers College Trustee Ruth L. Gottesman (M.A., 1952; Ed.D., 1968) has seen firsthand the results of good teaching in science and math.
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Barbra Streisand Makes Bequest Intention to Create a General Scholarship Fund at TC

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman announced a bequest intention from singer and actress Barbra Streisand to enable the College to create the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund, which will support TC master’s degree and doctoral students. Fuhrman made the announcement at TC’s 125th anniversary gala, held at the Apollo Theater on Nov. 12.

Streisand’s father, Emanuel Streisand, was a lifelong educator who was working toward a Ph.D. in Guidance and Personnel at Teachers College when he died.

“Creating the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund is Barbra’s way to ensure that her father's legacy lives on through the work of future teachers and educators,” Fuhrman said.  

Emanuel Streisand was a New York City elementary, junior high and high school English teacher, and taught at the Brooklyn High School for Specialty Trades. He also served as Assistant Organizer, Assistant Superintendent and Acting Superintendent of Schools of the Department of Education during his time at the Elmira Reformatory for juveniles.  

Barbra Streisand was a toddler when her father died.   

“Barbra, thank you so much for supporting Teachers College and its students,” Fuhrman said. “Like your beautiful voice, this gift will echo in our hearts and minds for years to come.”