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Everett Cafe Book Display: Getting In Or Getting Out: College Admissions 

A friend recently related a long story about a neighbor who tried desperately to get into medical school; the son of alumni, he had all the right grades and extra curriculars, but was turned down repeatedly in every application, even by the less prestigious schools. By some strange miracle, her neighbor's mom happened to be sitting …

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Today in History: Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night 

When it came out, we had no idea it was based on a story, true or fabricated... but the movie was certainly all the rage, and little did we know, the actual writing behind it.  A mega star was about to be born just under two weeks before Christmas Day, 1977 -- and his fame would …

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Library Resources and Services for Students in the AEGIS Program 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) program.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible from on and off campus, have been selected to support the aims and objectives of the program, emphasizing<img class="alignright size-medium …

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Staff Picks: Labor 

May 1 marks International Workers' Day, chosen in memory of the Haymarket Affair: a general strike petitioning for the eight hour day set in 1886, the ensuing police violence, and other workers' rallies that followed. With teachers of all levels going on strike around the nation and the world in a fight for fair treatment, this …

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Library Services, Spring 2019: Musing on the Time for Dance at Teachers College 

When the new doctoral program in Dance Education welcomed its first cohort of students in the 2018-2019 academic year, the library was presented with an exceptional opportunity: to collaborate with faculty and students (through our document delivery service and other mechanisms) in building the collection in support of their research …

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Today in History: William Young Patents the Ice Cream Freezer 

August Bank Holiday - a tune on an ice-cream cornet. A fanfare of sunshades opening.  A wince and whinny of bathers dancing into deceptive water. A tuck of dresses. A rolling of trousers. A compromise of paddlers. A sunburn of girls and a lark of boys. A silent hullabaloo of balloons. -- Dylan Thomas. Holiday Memory, 1946 …

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Library Resources and Services for HUDK 5324, Research Practicum 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Laura DeRose's Summer 2019 course HUDK 5324, Research Practicum.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones relevant to the focus of the …

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“From Negative to Positive”: Photos by Carolina Cambronero Varela at the Offit Gallery 

At my special request, Carolina Cambronero Varela poses alongside my favorite image from her photographic exhibition, “From Negative to Positive,” on view at the Offit Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University through next Thursday, May 30, 2019. This not-to-be-missed exhibition, which focuses on the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph (CSJ) in Brentwood, NY, demonstrates …

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Water to the Well: Education Program Spring 2019 

‘I lifted the bucket to his lips. He drank, his eyes closed. Then I drank. It was like a feast of water. This was not ordinary food of course, but it might just as well have been. The sweetness of this water was born from the long walk under the stars, from the song of …

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Today in History: Grace Hoadley Dodge Is Born 

"It would be difficult to discover a more gracious example of Christian philanthropy and social humanitarianism than Grace Hoadley Dodge." -- Lawrence A. Cremin, David A.Shannon, Mary Evelyn Townsend, A History of Teachers College, p. 10. On May 21st, 1856, Grace Hoadley Dodge was born in Manhattan to Sarah Tappan and William Heard Dodge. She …

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Today in History: Remembering Harold Ordway Rugg 

Not once in a century and a half of national history has the curriculum of the school caught up with the dynamic content of American life. Whether of colonial reading or reckoning school, Latin grammar school, academy, or modern junior high school, the curriculum has lagged behind the current civilization. Although the gap between the …

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Today in History: Nelson Mandela Is Inaugurated 

On May 10, 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013), leader of the African National Congress, was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. He was the first fully, democratically elected president in his country, and he held office as President of South Africa until June 16th, 1999. A lawyer by profession, Mandela dedicated his …

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Archive Deep Dive: Yerkes – A Glimpse of the Stars 

Have you ever wondered what the Sun looks like when it’s viewed straight on? Well here it is: Image from PK: Sun photographed through 40-inch Yerkes telescope This picture from the early 1900s was made possible by a method of observing elements in the sun using spectrology. American astronomer (and University of Chicago …

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Library Resources and Services for the Urban Education Leaders Program 

This research guide is intended to provide information about and links to key resources for research in the field of urban education leadership.  These e-resources have been selected to support the mission of the program, i.e., "to create highly effective district-level leaders capable of designing and implementing successful educational systems for urban<img class="alignright …

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Today in History: Students Protest at Kent State 

On the evening of May 2nd, 1970, students at Kent State University set afire the Army Reserve Officer Training Corp building on campus in response to the invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. One thousand persons surrounded the barracks, and by midnight the National Guard cleared the area, forcing student and other protestors into dormitories. While …

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Today in History: Margaret H’Doubler Is Born 

One of the pioneering Teachers College alumni in the field of dance education, Margaret Newell H'Doubler was born on April 26th, 1889 in Beloit, Kansas. H'Doubler founded the first major in dance at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, after studying there for a degree in biology and philosophy, as well as at Teachers College in …

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Everett Cafe Book Display: Teaching About Species… and an Excerpt Concerning Scarabaeinae 

Fairy lights cast a warm glow over an appetizing spread of potjiekos, bobotie, chakalaka, and other traditional dishes, when all of a sudden a large black insect crashes to the table like a fighter plane making a forced landing. Agog amid the distress of the fairer ladies, one seemingly heroic guest earnestly grabs a meat knife, hoists it …

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834 Years 

This is a photograph I took of Notre Dame in 1997, when the cathedral was 834 years old. I still love how sad the gargoyles look in this image and how they show the wear of many years in the elements. Watching this amazing work of art and architecture burn left me feeling sad and …

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Today in History: Titanic Sinks 

The RMS Titanic, a Belfast-built, White Star ocean-liner, set sail on her maiden voyage from Southhampton to New York City on April 10th, 1912. She called at Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, but just four days into the transatlantic crossing and 375 miles south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg which caused her hull plates …

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