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From the Newsletter: Teaching Fellows Adjust to Teaching During a Pandemic

The newest class of WW Teaching Fellows was named in July of this year. Fellows began their master’s programs at Duquesne University, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and West Chester University over the summer. Twenty-eight individuals make up the second cohort of the WW Teaching Fellowship program in the state. The highly […]

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Book Spotlight: Ballad of the Bullet

Ballad of the Bullet: Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy (Princeton University Press) By Forrest Stuart CEF ’15 The Internet has provided a powerful tool for those looking for a way to build influence and profit. But what happens when digital natives born into poverty turn to social media as a way […]

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Fellows’ DYI Writing Group Provides Inspiration

In 2015, three Career Enhancement Fellows—Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa, Dr. Carissa M. Harris, and Dr. Rebbeca Tesfai—met at the annual retreat. Out of that event, they created a writing group that has given them mutual support through each of their tenure processes. Kinohi recalls, “The Retreat was such an affirming experience that three of us based […]

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Ms. Sarah Mueller, PPS mentor: On remote teaching and PPS

While enrolled in their master’s program, WW Teaching Fellows work alongside a mentor teacher for the entire school year. Mentor teachers are an integral part of the WW Teaching Fellowship experience—they share their teaching knowledge while simultaneously supporting Fellows’ growth. We spoke with Sarah Mueller, a teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) who is […]

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Pandemic Advice for BIPOC Junior Faculty: Balance, Connection, Confidence

Citizens & Scholars staff sat down this past fall with both Mellon and Career Enhancement (CEF) faculty alumni to discuss current challenges for underrepresented junior faculty. Dr. Ben Vinson CEF ‘01, Dr. Jennifer Nash CEF ‘13, Dr. Faustina DuCros CEF ‘17, and others shared their views on the relationship between institutions and Black, Indigenous, and […]

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Ms. Sarah Mueller, WW Teaching Fellowship mentor: On mentors’ role

While enrolled in their master’s program, WW Teaching Fellows work alongside a mentor teacher for the entire school year. Mentor teachers are an integral part of the WW Teaching Fellowship experience—they share their teaching knowledge while simultaneously supporting Fellows’ growth. We spoke with Sarah Mueller, a teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) who is […]

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Book Spotlight: The Campus Color Line

The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom (Princeton University Press) By Eddie R. Cole NWM ’17 Higher education has played an important role in some of the country’s most important civil rights issues. Colleges in the mid 20th century served as a hotbed for activism and resistance, particularly when it […]

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Civic Learning on CBS This Morning

Americans don’t know their Constitution. In 2019, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars found that only four in 10 could pass the U.S. citizenship test. But this isn’t new news. In fact, it has been a source of concern for many observers for decades. “You could call it a scandal. I call it, actually, a […]

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Cassy Smith: From astronomer to WW Teaching Fellow

Before she entered the classroom as a physics teacher, Cassy Smith made some impressive discoveries in the field of astronomy. Prior to earning her master’s degree from Kennesaw State University as a 2015 WW Georgia Teaching Fellow, Dr. Smith completed a master’s degree in physics and a PhD in astronomy at Georgia State University. There, […]

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Reflections on the Events at the Capitol

All of us at the Institute for Citizens & Scholars were shocked and saddened by the events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. So were some of the young people in our network, as you’ll hear in this four-minute video. They also give us hope as we recommit ourselves to developing citizens and ensuring […]

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