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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Emily Wright

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship fosters the original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The 2018 class, announced by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, includes Emily Wright, a doctoral candidate in history at Tulane University. Emily’s dissertation, titled The Female Apostles […]

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Bring #BlackHistoryMonth to the Classroom

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans throughout our history. Black Americans have made significant contributions to the STEM fields and continue to work tirelessly to innovate, explore, and find solutions to a host of issues. Whether it’s helping send humans to space, inventing technology for cataract treatment, […]

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Profiles in Giving Back: Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson had always been passionate about government service and the impact it can have on others. In 1990, through the Woodrow Wilson Public Policy/International Affairs Fellowship, he took a step towards public service, attending a summer institute at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and completed graduate-level coursework in public policy studies at the University of […]

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WW Pickering Program Interviews: Dr. Richard Hope

 In this interview, former WW Vice President Dr. Richard Hope talks about the legacy of the Pickering Fellowship program with Pickering alumna Belinda Jackson Farrier. Dr. Hope was Vice President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation from 1990 to 2010. During his tenure, he led the Foundation’s initiatives in public and international policy. […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Smriti Upadhyay

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship fosters the original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The 2018 class, announced by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, includes Smriti Upadhyay, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Smriti’s dissertation, titled Sacrifice, Selflessness, […]

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Video: WW HistoryQuest Fellowship

 The Woodrow Wilson HistoryQuest Fellowship, in partnership with the Institute of Play, helps middle- and high school U.S. history teachers learn how to apply game design principles to foster inquiry-based learning. Fellows learn to tie games to the curriculum, integrate them into the classroom, create their own games, and assess learning outcomes. While the […]

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Book Spotlight: Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Leadership: In Turbulent Times By Doris Kearns Goodwin WF ‘64 What makes a leader? Although singular in personalities, challenges, and time periods, the presidents featured in Doris Kearns Goodwin’s newest book all drew upon their own distinct styles of leadership to guide the country and better the lives of its people. By studying the early […]

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From the Newsletter: History for Today’s Students

WW HistoryQuest Fellows on Teaching History for the 21st Century In the era of smartphones and one-to-one laptops in schools, students have incredible access to information. Says Scott Kallens HQ ‘15, “if I ask my students a trivia-based question, they can find that answer inside of five seconds.” “But do they know what to do […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Isak Tranvik

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship fosters the original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The 2018 class, announced by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, includes Isak Tranvik, a doctoral candidate in political science at Duke University. Isak’s dissertation, titled Existential Revolution: […]

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WW Academy: Science and Math Practicum

Teacher candidates at the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning bring with them a wealth of different experiences, from industry experience as engineers or chemists to advanced studies in mathematics or biology. These candidates choose the WW Academy as the place to develop their skills as teachers, learning to bring the big ideas in […]

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