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WW Heads to Austin for SXSW

A display at the 2015 SXSWedu Playground. (photo by Danny Matson., courtesy SXSWedu)

Continuing to build on the the success of its participation in South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) in recent years, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation will bring the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning and its HistoryQuest program to Austin in March. On Monday, March 6, SXSWedu will host a panel discussion entitled, Think Preparing Teachers […]


Book Spotlight: A House Full of Females


Pulitzer prize winner and historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is once again taking a look at a previously unexplored history. Stitching together diary entries, letters, meeting minutes, and quilt patterns, Dr. Ulrich tells the story of early Mormon women living in “plural marriage” in her new book A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s […]


Book Spotlight: The Hamilton Affair


Alexander Hamilton is having a moment. There is the Broadway smash hit musical, the best-selling biography, and now, a new work of historical fiction. Elizabeth Cobbs MN ‘83 takes her background as an American historian to tell the true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler in her novel The Hamilton Affair. Dr. Cobbs uses […]


From the newsletter: Out of the Shadows, Into the Financial System

Jose Quinonez at his office in San Fransisco. (photo courtesy of: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

In today’s economy, it takes a credit score to do just about anything—rent an apartment, buy insurance, and, in some cases, even get a job. This, according to José A. Quiñonez PP ’93 and his organization Mission Asset Fund (MAF), is a major barrier for many low-income and immigrant communities in participating fully in the […]


Profiles in Giving Back: Dr. Sheldon Goldman


In 1961, with an acceptance to Harvard’s graduate program in political science and a goal of becoming a teacher, Sheldon Goldman had to decide between a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and teaching fellowships at other institutions. “I certainly could not have afforded attending graduate school on my own,” says Dr. Goldman. “A straight-out fellowship of this […]


Book Spotlights

The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters Scott G. Bruce CN ’00 Today’s popular culture is crawling with zombies and vampires. But where did this fascination with ghouls and ghosts begin? Scott G. Bruce CN ’00 explores the history of ghost stories in The Penguin Book of the Undead. Combing […]


WW Fellows Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced the finalists for its 2016 awards. Canadian author and 1961 Woodrow Wilson Fellow Margaret Atwood will receive the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. The NBCC said of Ms. Atwood: “Her lifetime contribution to letters and book culture includes groundbreaking fiction, environmental and feminist activism, and service to community […]


From the Newsletter: WW MBA Fellows in New Mexico Focus on Transforming Schools


“A lot of times, people don’t understand the connection between business and education,” says Toni Hull, Principal of the Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy in Las Cruces, New Mexico. “In any business, the number one thing is relationships—it’s people. We’re building relationships with teachers, with our staff, with students.” Dr. Hull completed an MBA at New […]


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