June 2014 Newsletter | Teachers College Columbia University

Skip to content Skip to main navigation

June 2014 Newsletter

Teachers College Columbia University    
TC where the future comes first
June 2014| TC Home | TC Alumni Home | Past Newsletters

 A Message from President Fuhrman


It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Maxine Greene, Teachers College's great philosopher queen, passed away on May 26 at the age of 96. History will recall Maxine, in the words of "The New York Times," as "one of the most important education philosophers of the past 50 years." Here at TC, Maxine, like John Dewey in his own time, was a living lens for all that is best and most essential about our mission and work. She was a beloved and cherished figure who served as a touchstone for generations of TC students, alumni and faculty.  Maxine's passing is an immeasurable loss. We can count ourselves fortunate for having our lives touched by a truly timeless and great spirit. Share your memories and read more of her impact here.


Featured Video

   In the Fall of 2010, Prof. Emeritus Maxine Greene recorded an interview for the TC oral history series, Mini Moments with Big Thinkers. During this interview Greene talks about a painting by Breughel and the power of art to make people wide awake to both the beauty and cruelty of life.  You can watch the video here.

Alumni Spotlight


     Since 2005, Champlain College President David F. Finney  (Ed.D. '92) -'" the College's seventh president since it was established in 1878 -'" has led the private, career-focused college in the historic Hill Section of the city through a period of dramatic growth and met economic challenges brought on by the Great Recession. Finney has announced his retirement for June 30.  Read More...


Maureen Rover, The Reading Team founder, along with colleague, Reading Team Board Member,  and TC alumna Eileen Judell (M.E. '84), bring a successful approach to literacy to the Harlem community and welcome your volunteer participation and employment inquires. Read more on The Reading Team's efforts here.




 TC News


  Convocation: #TCHappy
  Congratulations to our newest alumni! This year we celelbrated convocation at three master's degree ceremonies and one doctoral hooding from May 19-21, which together involved more than 2,000 graduates. President Furhman said that TC graduates "have a moral obligation to harness the power of our great institution to extend the promise and opportunity of education today and to future generations" and education that recognizes and harnesses diversity was in many ways was the theme that ran through ceremonies. To read more and to see video of our medalists and speakers click here.


      School Law Institute 2014
Join national leaders in education law for an exciting week of discussion surrounding critical issues of law, policy, and practice at the 2014 School Law Institute from July 14-18. Some topics to be covered include charter schools, standardized testing, serving English language learners and students with disabilities, and free speech rights of students and teachers. Register Today! Read More...


 Career Services


Congratulations  2014 Graduates!  New and current alumni,  did you know that you can continue to use Teachers College, Career Services (TCCS)?  Learn about career services offered, sign up for our weekly email and connect by joining the Teachers college, Career Services  (TCCS) Columbia University LinkedIn Group.  Utilized TCCS services?  Please provide your feedback by completing  our Satisfaction Survey.

Support TC

Every aspect of the College, be it scholarships, academic programs or faculty initiatives, is underwritten by the TC Fund. Your annual fund support makes a significant difference in the future of our students and the lives they will affect. Consider the benefits of joining our John Dewey Circle as a new leadership donor, or supporting our Annual Fund Scholars Program this year with our Trustee Matching Gift offer. Click here to make your gift online now, and help us reach our goal of $2.04 million before August 31. Your participation in the Fund counts, and we thank you in advance for your support!

Alumni Creations

 Richard Campagna (M.A. '92)
The Optimistic Existentialist.

Monica R. Edinger (M.A. '85) authored Africa is My Home: A Child of the Amistad.


Update Your Info

June 7: Chicago, IL: Alumni Luncheon with President Fuhrman
June 18: The Perkins Platform: Emotional Intelligence: Social-Emotional Learning in Schools
June 20: (CAA) Seoul, Korea: Global Columbia - Smart Cities for an Urban Future
June 22: (CAA) Beijing, China: Columbia Entrepreneurship Night
June 23: Boston Alumni Reception
June 25: (CAA) Shanghai, China: Global Columbia -'" Smart Cities for an Urban Future
June 27: (CAA) Taipei, Taiwan - Freedom of Expression Around the World
June 23-August 15: TESOL -- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
June 30-July 1: Developing Argument Skills
July 1: (CAA) Bangkok, Thailand - Personalized Medicine
July 7-11: MathCamp: Elementary School Educators
July 14-18: The School Law Institute 2014    


July 18-22: MathCamp: Middle School Educators
July 29-30: Cutting Edge Reading & Writing Techniques for Teachers
October 7-9: Making Conflict Work
October 22-23: Strategic Agility in Practice
January 14, 2015: Save the Date! Washington, DC: Alumni Reception in conjunction with FPI
April 11, 2015: Save the Date! Academic Festival 2015

Give to TC

Stay Connected
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
YouTube YouTube YouTube
Arts & Humanities
Biobehavioral Sciences
Counseling & Clinical Psychology
Curriculum & Teaching

Education Policy & Social Analysis

Health & Behavior Studies
Human Development
International & Transcultural Studies
Mathematics, Science, & Technology
Organization & Leadership
Klingenstein Center
Continuing Professional Studies
Gottesman Library

Events: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a campus map of accessible features.By entering the event premises you consent to videotaping, photography, interview(s) and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for public relations, news articles, telecasts, education, advertising, research, inclusion on web sites, fundraising, or any other purpose by Teachers College (TC) and and/or its affiliates. Full photo consent information here. If you would like to unsubscribe to these emails, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu. Change of address? Update your information here.
 525 West 120th Street | New York, NY 10027
Copyright 2014 Teachers College

Published Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014