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Fellow wins Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Frank Bidart WF ’62 has won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his recent publication, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016. The Pulitzer committee called the work “a volume of unyielding ambition and remarkable scope that mixes long dramatic poems with short elliptical lyrics, building on classical mythology and reinventing forms of desires that defy societal […]


Fellows win Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation aims to further the development of artists, writers, scientists, and scholars through its annual fellowship awards. This year is the award’s 94th competition. Out of nearly 3,000 applicants, 173 candidates were selected, including 11 Fellows from Woodrow Wilson programs. These new Guggenheim recipients were all Fellows were all awarded […]


Fellow Q&A: WW Teaching Fellow Ian Hansen

WW Teaching Fellows come from many different backgrounds but are united by a single goal: to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (the STEM fields) to some of the nation’s highest-need students. But what makes these Fellows tick? What inspired them to pursue a career in the classroom? In this WW Perspectives series, we hear […]


WW Academy: Design Thinking

At the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, design thinking is not only a method for building the Academy’s program, but a new way for its master’s candidates to approach the challenges of teaching. The WW Academy is using a tool called the innovators’ compass, designed by Ela Ben-Ur to help candidates move through […]


WW Georgia Teaching Fellow Inspires “Upper Level Science Questions” from Students Through Microgrant

Since 2015, WW Georgia Teaching Fellows have had the opportunity to apply for WW + Goizueta microgrants. The microgrants benefit not only the metro Atlanta Fellows, but also the schools and communities where they teach, their students, and the other educators with whom they work, providing rich opportunities unusual in high-need schools, even for veteran teachers. […]


WW HistoryQuest Fellows bring game-based learning to Massachusetts classrooms

Two Massachusetts teachers brought research and history to life in their classrooms this fall. Caroline Cadel, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough, and Melissa Pivonka, a history teacher at Marlborough High School, took what they learned at the 2017 WW HistoryQuest summer institute to create hands-on, game-based learning activities. According […]


WW Fellows Earn Important Fellowships in 2017

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been identifying and developing leaders since 1945. Through the range of programs over the Foundation’s history, WW has supported more than 22,000 teachers, scholars, artists, writers, and innovators. A subset of these Woodrow Wilson Fellows are some of the best and brightest minds in the humanities and social […]


Book Spotlight: The New Education

The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux by Cathy N. Davidson WF ‘70 Higher education as we know it today dates back to the turn of the century, defined by departments and majors and Carnegie units. But in today’s world, defined by rapid technological change and […]


Meet the Fellows: 2017 Newcombe Fellow Cyrus O’Brien

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 2017 class of Fellows includes Cyrus O’Brien, a doctoral candidate in anthropology and history at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor. Mr. O’Brien describes […]


Profiles: Giving Back

When offered the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, Dr. Saul Sternberg WF ‘54 turned down two other fellowships for the opportunity to take his studies in a different direction. “I decided to explore the possibilities in the social sciences by going to a department that would permit that, which turned out to be Harvard’s Department of Social […]


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