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Fellow Q&A: WW Teaching Fellow Jacob Good

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) in some of the nation’s highest-need schools. But what makes these Fellows tick? What inspired them to pursue a career in the classroom? In this WW Perspectives series, we hear from […]

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From the Newsletter: James McPherson WF ’58

Accessible History: A Mission “A lot of Americans are, at best, historically semi-literate. Many of them, unfortunately, are historically illiterate.” James McPherson WF ‘58, the George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University,  has made it his mission to bridge the gap between the academic and general audience studies of the […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Erin Torkelson

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 Erin Torkelson, a doctoral candidate in geography at the University of California, Berkeley. Erin’s dissertation, titled […]

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From the Newsletter: Erica Armstrong Dunbar CEF ’03

History for All: Erica Armstrong Dunbar on Making History Accessible History, according to Erica Armstrong Dunbar CEF ’03, is imperative. “I believe that as a scholar it’s my responsibility to offer scholarship to people beyond the academies,” says Dr. Dunbar. “I firmly believe that knowledge is not just for the learned—that knowledge has to be […]

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2018: Big Year for WW Fellows

2018 was a big one for Fellows in the WW network. Frank Bidart WF ’62 won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016. Dereck Hogan Pickering ’93 has been appointed for the office of U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova—the first Pickering Fellow to attain the Ambassadorial rank. And Tamara Markey […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Larisa Svirsky

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 Larisa Svirsky, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. […]

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From the Newsletter: Jill Lepore CN ’93

Being Square With History A wide-angle history of the United States, with tightly drawn throughlines anchored to its great premises, fine-grained attention to its everyday moments, a deep-rooted sense of its unresolved tensions: These Truths by Jill Lepore CN ‘93 may be the most ambitious work of its kind in decades, as reviewers nationwide have […]

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Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

Twice a year we publish “Fellowship,” the newsletter of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. In the fall/winter 2018 issue, you’ll find a range of stories: from expanding the WW Teaching Fellows program to new Fellowship awards for outstanding faculty and Ph.D. candidates, the first Pickering Fellow to attain the Ambassadorial rank to perspectives on […]

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New Book by, Remembrance of Charles Krauthammer WF ‘70 H

“This is a gift—that we intrinsically have this sense of reverence for the U.S. Constitution,” writes Charles Krauthammer WF ‘70 H in a new posthumous book. For decades, Dr.  Krauthammer offered thoughtful political commentary in his weekly, syndicated column for The Washington Post and through his nightly appearances on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” In […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Douaa Sheet

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 Douaa Sheet, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Douaa’s dissertation, The Influence […]

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