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Friendlier Confines for Resolving Conflict
Friendlier Confines for Resolving Conflict

Aided by generous support from Trustee Marla Schaefer (M.A. '03), Teachers College has renovated the offices of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).
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TC Wins Federal Innovation Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers
TC Wins Federal Innovation Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

TC's NCREST Wins $12 million Federal Innovation Grant for Professional Development of Early College and STEM Teachers
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Blazing a Trail for Brazilian Students
Blazing a Trail for Brazilian Students

TC's first Lemann Fellow hopes to develop connections between schools, universities, and the working world in her home country
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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.”