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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Women’s Studies Fellow Lizbett Benge

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies is the only national dissertation award for doctoral work on issues of women and gender. The 2019 Fellows include Lizbett Benge, a doctoral candidate in gender studies at Arizona State University whose dissertation highlights the strategies for survival that foster care alumni create and employ to survive […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Jeffrey Dyer

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 Jeffrey Dyer, a doctoral candidate in musicology and ethnomusicology at Boston University. Jeffrey shares some of the personal […]

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WW Teaching Fellows Committed to Making a Difference

 The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows come from many different backgrounds but are united by a single goal: to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (the STEM fields) in some of the nation’s highest-need schools. The WW Teaching Fellows are committed to the school communities in which they teach and to making a difference in […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Women’s Studies Fellow Samina Ali

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies is the only national dissertation award for doctoral work on issues of women and gender. The 2019 Fellows include Samina Ali,  a doctoral candidate in English at University of Miami whose dissertation explores narratives by Muslim Latinas and South Asian women in contemporary U.S. literature. The award […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Larkin Philpot

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 Larkin Philpot, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Larkin poses questions that drive his […]

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Americans Don’t Know Their History

 The people of this country don’t know their American history. The vast majority of Americans couldn’t pass the U.S. citizenship test when asked test questions in a recent 50-state survey. According to a recent WW report, it is not because their teachers failed them or because students are no longer required to study American history. […]

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Book Spotlight: They Were Her Property

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South By Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers CEF ’17 Historians have gotten it wrong when it comes to white women owning slaves. Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers’ new book, They Were Her Property, sets the record straight. Using WPA interviews of formerly enslaved people, Dr. Jones-Rogers shows […]

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Thoughts on the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation celebrated the tenure of Arthur Levine during a special dinner hosted by the WW Board of Trustees in June 2018. Various Trustees toasted Arthur and his work at the Foundation, exchanged gifts and memories, and enjoyed an evening with friends. See photos of the event in the gallery above. […]

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Paying It Forward: Fellows Gear Gifts to Repay Stipends

Across all Woodrow Wilson programs, Fellows know the impact a fellowship can have on a career or a life. Fellowship support can free up resources to obtain the degree, embark on the research trip, or finish the book. Increasingly, Fellows who have made excellent use of the opportunities their fellowships afforded want to make sure […]

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2019 Goizueta-WW Enrichment Microgrants Program

Metro Atlanta WW Teaching Fellows were able to expand their classroom learning experiences this school year through the WW + Goizueta Microgrants. The microgrants, established in 2015, allow for Fellows to attend or present at professional conferences, buy teaching materials for their classrooms, or complete community-based service learning projects. The microgrants benefit not only the […]

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