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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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From the Newsletter: Career Enhancement Fellowship Retreat

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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