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TC Launches $300 Million Fundraising Campaign for the Future
TC Launches $300 Million Fundraising Campaign for the Future

Speaking to an audience of some 600 alumni, faculty, students and friends of TC at the Apollo Theater, TC President Susan Fuhrman put the finishing touches on a yearlong celebration of the College's founding and announced a $300 million fundraising campaign
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If You Like the College, You'll Love the Show
If You Like the College, You'll Love the Show

Behind the scenes of "TC: The musical"
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An Education Scriptwriter Who's Canned the Spinach
An Education Scriptwriter Who's Canned the Spinach

Scott Cameron (M.A.'96) believes in a sweet spot where education meets entertainment. It's a view he developed at Teachers College
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Water Under the Bridge

Olivia Hooker

Olivia Hooker

A U.S. Army publication writes about Olivia Hooker, a 98-year-old former college professor and graduate of Teachers College who was one of the first African American female members in the Coast Guard SPAR program during World War II.

The story reports that after teaching third grade in Columbus, Ohio, Hooker applied to the Navy multiple times but was denied due to a technicality. After writing to the Navy to dispute her rejection, Hooker was accepted, yet had already made up her mind to join the Coast Guard in February 1945.

“The Coast Guard recruiter was just so welcoming,” says Hooker. “She wanted to be the first one to enroll an African American.”