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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Alix Riviere

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 Alix Riviere, a doctoral candidate in history at Tulane University. Alix’s dissertation, Bittersweet Childhoods: Enslaved Youth […]

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WW Board of Trustees Visits WW Academy and MIT

During its annual retreat, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board of Trustees visited Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a first-hand look at the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning. The new graduate school of education, launched by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and MIT in 2015, has just welcomed its first class of candidates and its new president. […]

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WW President on The Hill

Only one in three Americans (36 percent) can actually pass a multiple choice test consisting of items taken from the U.S. citizenship test, which has a passing score of 60, according to a national survey released in early October by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. In an opinion piece on The Hill, WW President […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Heath Pearson

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 Heath Pearson, a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology at Princeton University. Heath’s dissertation, titled The Carceral […]

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WW Board Celebrates Progress at WW Academy

In October, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board of Trustees held its annual retreat in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to see first-hand progress made at the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning over the past three years. After demos, panels, and playtests at the graduate school’s space and at partnering MIT labs, the WW Board hosted a […]

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WW Teaching Fellow Named Indiana Teacher of the Year

Tamara Markey, a 2014 WW Indiana Teaching Fellow, was recently named Indiana’s Teacher of the Year. The Lawrence Township Schools (Indianapolis) engineering teacher is in her fourth year of teaching. She was chosen first as the top teacher in her school, then her district, and then the state. Ms. Markey told the Indianapolis Star that […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Nasrin Olla

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 Nasrin Olla, a doctoral candidate in English at Cornell University. Nasrin’s dissertation, titled Clamoring for Opacity: […]

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News Spreads of WW History Survey Results

In early October 2018, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation quizzed 1,000 American citizens on their knowledge of the country’s history. Only 1 in 3 passed. The survey asked multiple-choice questions borrowed from the U.S. citizenship test, which requires a passing score of 60 percent. “People taking the citizenship exam are asked 10 out of […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2018 Newcombe Fellow Jeffrey Nicolaisen

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 Jeffrey Nicolaisen, a doctoral candidate in religion at Duke University. Jeffrey’s dissertation, titled  Equality of Life: […]

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WW Academy in Nature Magazine

According to both Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, children are born curious scientists. But somewhere along the way, schooling fails to nurture their natural inquiry. In a recent article, Nature magazine looks at innovative moves being made by some institutions, like the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, to better the way science, […]

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