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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 […]


Fellows get hands-on at WW HistoryQuest Workshops


Teachers’ professional development is turning out to be fun and games for the WW HistoryQuest Fellows. In summer 2016, nearly 50 New Jersey social studies teachers came together in Princeton, N.J., for a weeklong course in game-based learning practices. Led by the Institute of Play, the WW HistoryQuest Institute taught Fellows the elements of the […]


From the Newsletter: Career Enhancement Fellowship Retreat

2016 WW Career Enhancement Fellowship retreat. Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, FL

This August, the 2016 class of Career Enhancement Fellows gathered in Wesley Chapel, Florida, for their annual retreat. Fellows spent four packed days networking, working with their mentors, presenting their current research and projects, and taking part in team-building activities and tours. The 30 Fellows—all early-tenure-track professors at some of the nation’s top institutions—receive funding […]


Book Spotlight: “Keep the Damned Women Out”


The 1960s were a time of radical change in the United States. The political climate of the time, led by the civil rights, student, antiwar, and women’s movements, laid the groundwork for a short, spectacular span of time at the beginning of the 1970s when a host of prestigious universities in the U.S. and U.K. […]


WW Executive VP/COO in Hechinger Report

In preparing teachers, there’s nothing like real-world classroom experience… is there? In reimagining how teachers are taught, the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is thoughtfully exploring simulated classrooms, and even virtual reality, as lower-stakes environments for future teachers to hone their skills. While these tools are promising, as WW Executive VP/COO Stephanie Hill […]


Video: Hands-on Math Activity


In an attempt to make a math lesson stick for his high schoolers, WW Georgia Teaching Fellow Marcus Stevens came up with a hands-on way for students to experience graphing. With a life-sized graph on the ceiling of the classroom, string stretched to represent asymptotes, students did the calculations and then walked the graphs. As […]


2016 Book Recognition for Fellows


In the final part of the 2015 list of Woodrow Wilson Fellows’ accomplishments, we feature Fellows whose books have received significant notice. Renata Adler WF ’59 made the Art of the Essay shortlist for the PEN Literary awards with her new work After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction Benjamin Paloff MN ’01 made the PEN […]


2016 Major Awards for Fellows


2016 was a big year for two Fellows who garnered national and international honors. Here, in Part II, we look at Fellows who have received major awards and prizes. Medals and Major Awards Kip Thorne WF ’62 won numerous awards and prizes for the direct detection of gravitational waves with his colleagues Ronald Drever and […]


Apply for WW Academy Design Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is creating a new graduate school of education and redefining the way teachers are prepared. Do you want to play a pivotal role in launching the school? Do you dream of being a teacher? Apply to be a part of the inaugural class. The WW Academy needs […]


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