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W. Caleb McDaniel MN ‘01 wins Pulitzer Prize

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, by W. Caleb McDaniel MN ‘01 (Oxford University Press). Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in History Henrietta Wood was legally freed from slavery, into which she was born, in 1848 in Cincinnati. Five years later, a deputy sheriff from Kentucky, Zebulon […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Brittany Leach

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Brittany Leach, a doctoral candidate in Ppolitics at the University of Virginia. Brittany explores some of the thinking […]

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Newsletter: From the Beginning, An Imprint on Women’s Studies

It was the mid-1970s. America was still grappling with the civil rights movements of the 1960s. For the field of women’s studies, this was the beginning. “There was this foment,” recalls Estelle B. Freedman WS H ’74, the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History at Stanford University. “I can remember being at Columbia and […]

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From the Newsletter: Elizabeth Anderson CN ’86

“I’ve Always Been Omnicurious”: Newcombe Fellow Elizabeth Anderson on Public Discourse, Freedom, and Work In a seemingly prescient exchange before the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Cambridge interviewer asked Elizabeth Anderson CN ’86 about the contemporary role of experts. Her reply: “Experts can no longer rely on their technical knowledge alone… .  They need to […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Nimrod Ben Zeev

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Nimrod Ben Zeev, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Pennsylvania. Nimrod shares the story behind […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Courtney Buchkoski

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Courtney Buchkoski, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Oklahoma. Courtney looks at her own experiences […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Dwight Tanner

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Dwight Tanner, a doctoral candidate in English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

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WW Fellows Win 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships

This spring, from an applicant pool of nearly 3,000, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation selected 175 writers, scholars, artists, and scientists as the 2020 Guggenheim Fellows. Nine of this year’s Guggenheim Fellows are also Fellows from various WW programs. Guggenheim Fellows are selected annually “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.” The […]

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A Note to the WW Community

Dear Fellows and Friends— We hope this finds you and your loved ones safe. As is true for many of you, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a great deal for all of us at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. As a team, we’ve moved our operations online. WW staff members are working from home, […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Keshav Singh

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Keshav Singh, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Keshav describes […]

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Changing the name of the Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has voted unanimously to rename the organization and to remove Woodrow Wilson from its name; a new name will be announced by early fall.

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