WW Perspectives

A Big Year for WW Fellows, Part I: Stepping Up

For many years, Woodrow Wilson Fellows have been achieving national and international recognition for their work—ongoing proof that WW has an eye for talent. This year has been no exception. Here’s the first of three posts featuring some of our Fellows’ accomplishments this year. Part I looks at some professional and academic appointments like election […]


Great Hera! It’s a new Jill Lepore book!

Fellow reveals secret history of Wonder Woman Wonder Woman, disguised as Jill Lepore, has been putting a lot of miles on the invisible plane recently. The David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard, 1993 Newcombe Fellow, and New Yorker staff writer has been just about everywhere promoting her new book, The Secret […]


WW approach models university partnerships, anticipates new regulations

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released a set of proposed regulations for teacher preparation. Among other things, the new rules, if enacted, would require schools of education—and all other entities that prepare teachers, whether based on campuses or not—to provide data on how their teachers do in getting jobs, and, once they […]


“Protracted Conflict”: How the crisis in Ukraine became the new Cold War

Robert H. Legvold WF ’62 assesses the damage to date This story appeared in our Fall 2014 newsletter. To view the full newsletter online, click here. “No one should casually label the current confrontation between Russia and the West a ‘new Cold War,’” Robert Legvold WF ’62 wrote this summer in Foreign Affairs—but a new […]


The exploitation of revolutionary ideals in the Middle East

Shahla Talebi CN ’06 on the past and current unrest This story appeared in our Fall 2014 newsletter. To view the full newsletter online, click here. In the complexity of Middle Eastern affairs today, a 2006 Newcombe Fellow, socio-cultural anthropologist, and professor of religious studies explains, revolutionary ideals, religious commitments, and social tensions are mobilized […]


New outbreak, old wounds for Liberians at home and in the U.S.

  Yolanda Covington-Ward MN ’01 reframes the suffering of Ebola This story appeared in our Fall 2014 newsletter. To view the full newsletter online, click here. It’s been over a decade since the end of Liberia’s last bloody and devastating conflict, but this fall, for some Liberian immigrants in the United States, a ringing phone brings […]


Forbes features WW Trustee’s work in transforming urban education

“I sometimes get up in the middle of the night because I still feel like I’m not doing enough,” Woodrow Wilson Trustee George Weiss tells Forbes magazine in a story this week on Say Yes to Education, the nonprofit organization that he founded and heads. (Woodrow Wilson president Arthur Levine has served proudly on the […]



Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been shaping leaders in education and beyond since 1945. On December 2, the Foundation is participating in Giving Tuesday, a movement to create a national day of giving back as the holiday season begins. On #GivingTuesday you’ll see many organizations telling their […]


WW Indiana Teaching Fellows in the classroom

In October, the WW team visited some of the WW Teaching Fellows at Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center in Wayne Township, Indiana. Here’s a look inside the classrooms of these dedicated STEM teachers.


Two WW Fellows receive STARs Fellowship

Two Fellows from different Woodrow Wilson programs, separated by nearly a decade, participated in research at a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory this summer. The educators were two in 40 selected for the 2014 Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) Fellowship, supported by the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education.



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