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WWTF Podcast: Teaching in Pennsylvania, Part 2

Rachel Milliron, a 2019 WW Teaching Fellow at Duquesne University, and Kwesi Vincent, 2019 WW Teaching Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, joined us for a conversation about their teaching experience in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In the second episode, Rachel and Kwesi discuss the ways the WW Teaching Fellowship has been helpful as they switched to […]

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The Institute for Citizens & Scholars

 Our future depends on an informed, productively engaged, and hopeful citizenry. That’s what we’re working towards at the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. We’ve been bringing people together as a collective force for progress on the nation’s biggest challenges since 1945. Our 27,000 Fellows include Generations of college professors Thousands of K-12 teachers Thought leaders […]

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WWTF Podcast: Teaching in Pennsylvania, Part 1

Rachel Milliron, a 2019 WW Teaching Fellow at Duquesne University, and Kwesi Vincent, 2019 WW Teaching Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, joined us for a conversation about their teaching experience in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In this first part of the episode, Rachel and Kwesi talk about how they’re facing distance teaching and learning and how […]

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“A Subtraction of Benefits”: Panel Takes on Junior Faculty Identity Taxation

The tripartite tenure formula of research, teaching, and service is a commonplace in American colleges and universities. At many institutions, research is weighted most heavily, with teaching second (though whether a close or a distant second depends on the institution). Most campuses value service far less. In an informal 2019 survey by the Institute of […]

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2020: A Big Year for Fellows

In 2020, Fellows from the Citizens & Scholars network continued the organization’s legacy of exceptional work in their areas of focus. In addition to winning major awards and accolades—including a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship—Fellows garnered praise for their books, earned prestigious fellowships, and won numerous professional honors. Caleb McDaniel MN ’01 won the […]

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Fellow Q&A: Julia Klingler, WWTF ’19

“I had a lot to learn about adapting and creating equity” 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 […]

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Roundtable: Civics Roadmap for Educators

WW President Rajiv Vinnakota recently spoke on a panel with the Center for Education Reform at the ASU + GSV Summit. Titled, “Toward a More Perfect Union: A Civics Roadmap for Frontline Educators,” the discussion focused on how best to equip schools and teachers with the tools to reach and teach students about America’s founding […]

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Fellow Q&A: John Wang TF ’18

“Teaching is a powerful opportunity to shape the lives of the next generation” 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 […]

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Civic Spring Project Featured on MSNBC

 The Civic Spring Project was featured on MSNBC in August. WW President Rajiv Vinnakota and Civic Spring Project youth grantee Emanuelle Sippy were interviewed by Brian Williams and Nicole Wallace during an afternoon MSNBC Live segment. You can see the full interview in the video above. Mr. Vinnakota outlined the need to focus on […]

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W. Caleb McDaniel MN ‘01 wins Pulitzer Prize

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, by W. Caleb McDaniel MN ‘01 (Oxford University Press). Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in History Henrietta Wood was legally freed from slavery, into which she was born, in 1848 in Cincinnati. Five years later, a deputy sheriff from Kentucky, Zebulon […]

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This new identity reflects the organization’s twin commitments: to strengthen American education and to rebuild a flourishing civil society. Citizens & Scholars is the new name of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

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