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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Hannah McElgunn

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 Hannah McElgunn, a doctoral candidate in anthropology and linguistics at the University of Chicago. Hannah shares a lesson […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Craig Johnson

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 Craig Johnson, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of California, Berkeley. Craig offers some background for […]

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Propelling Society Forward: Q&A with Rajiv Vinnakota

Propelling Society Forward: Q&A with Rajiv Vinnakota, seventh President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation  Since joining the Woodrow Wilson Foundation team on July 1, 2019, Raj Vinnakota been getting to know WW’s people and programs. Here, Raj answers a few questions about his perspective on the Foundation thus far. Why WW? What brought […]

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From the Newsletter: Beyond the Lecture Hall

Fellows Bring Excellence and Innovation to Postsecondary Teaching Applications for the earliest Woodrow Wilson Fellowships stated, “The Foundation exists to recruit for the teaching profession at the college or university level.” Since 1945, generations of great undergraduate and graduate teachers have started their careers as Fellows. A handful of current WW fellowship programs continue to […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Tom Gilbert

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 Tom Gilbert, a doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary field studies and rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Tom […]

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From the Newsletter: James Peebles on Physics, Poetry, and Where We Are

“He is eminently qualified for advanced study and research, and there is a real chance that he might become a physicist of definite distinction.”—from a letter of recommendation for Jim Peebles’ 1958 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship To hear Jim Peebles WF ‘58 talk about his extraordinary career as one of the founders of modern cosmology, you’d […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Amy Zanoni

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 Amy Zanoni, a doctoral candidate in history at Rutgers University. Amy traces  her path to her research focus: […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Sarah Riccardi-Swartz

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 Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at New York University. Sarah shares the experiences that helped shape […]

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2019 A Big Year For WW Fellows

This year Fellows from the Woodrow Wilson network of Fellowship continued the legacy of exceptional work in their areas of focus. In addition to winning major awards and accolades like a Nobel Prize and MacArthur grants, Fellows garnered praise for their books, earned prestigious fellowships, and won numerous professional honors. Margaret Atwood WF ’61 released […]

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Brittany John TF ’17: Finding your voice as a teacher

During her first year of teaching, Brittany John WW NJ TF ‘17 struggled to define her personal style as an educator. “The idea that teachers need to be a certain way with students led me to be insecure in my decisions and to constantly fear that they don’t respect me,” says Ms. John. “While some […]

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From Civic Ed to Civic Learning

The white paper by WW President Rajiv VInnakota aims to better understand how the work of funders, policymakers, educators, researchers, and nonprofit organizations comes together and interacts to produce the current system of civic education.

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