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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: 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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Archive Deep Dive: A TC President’s Critique of Education 

Just over 10 years ago, John H. Fischer passed away at the age of 99. He was the 6th President of Teachers College from 1962-1974. But it was for his work before his stint at Columbia University that he first came into the national spotlight. In 1954, the Supreme Court issued …

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Today in History: Presidential Inaugurations at Teachers College, 1887-2018 

Presidential inaugurations at Teachers College, Columbia University occur on the average every 11 years, from the appointment of Nicholas Murray Butler, 10th President of Columbia University and first President of Teachers College (formerly known as New York College for the Training of Teachers) in 1887, through to the investiture of Thomas Bailey, our eleventh president, on …

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The Learning Theater Revealed 

Over the last two years, I have had the great privilege of working in the newly opened Smith Learning Theater here on the 4th floor of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College Columbia University in NYC. As we pass the one-year anniversary of the opening of the space, I want to reflect on some highlights, challenges, …

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Advice from a Former Student Slacker 

In New York Times opinion piece 'College Advice I Wish I'd Taken', college writing professor Susan Shapiro reflects on some bad habits of hers as a former student after gaining a fresh perspective as a current educator. Shapiro's suggestions on how students can get the most out of their classes, as well as how to …

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Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism 

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi returned to the Gottesman Libraries to discuss her most recent book, Why Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism. A Cornell research fellow and Teachers College alum, Dr. Barazangi understands the value of education, especially to marginalized populations. In her talk, she explained …

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Learning at Library School! 

When I tell people I’m getting my Masters degree in Library Science, the reaction is usually, “you need a Masters to be a librarian?” Yes, you do! The art of finding information can be difficult, even complex, depending on the research topic. And there’s much more to being a librarian than just books! This past …

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Technology and pedagogy: We need to talk (?) 

Hybrid Pedagogy, a digital journal and forum devoted to the discussion of teaching and technology, will host a Twitter discussion group from 1:00 -2:00 EST on Friday, June 22, 2012. On the agenda is a debate about the role of technology, and Learning Management Systems in particular, in pedagogy. Sean Michael Morris writes: In the …

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Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses 

Title: Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses Authors: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa Publisher: University of Chicago Press Call Number: LA227.4 .A78 2011 From the Publisher: "Almost everyone strives to go , but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For …

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Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses 

Title: Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses Authors: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa Publisher: University of Chicago Press Call Number: LA227.4 .A78 2011 From the Publisher: In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor’s degree is now required for entry into a growing number …

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A Latino book list for the classroom 

I recently went on a mission to find the author of "Reaching Out," a short book about the true account of one first generation immigrant's experience as a student at the University of California, Santa Clara during the 1960's.  Prompted by the many similarities between his undergraduate experience and my own, I felt the need …

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Partnerships for new teacher learning: A guide for universities and school districts 

Title: Partnerships for new teacher learning : A guide for universities and school districts Authors: Stephen Fletcher, Anne Watkins, Janet Gless, Tomasita Villarreal-Carman Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: LB1738 .P37 2011 From the Publisher: This practical book will help school districts and teacher education departments create and sustain effective partnerships to support teacher development.  The authors--supported …

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Research strategies: Finding your way through the information fog 

Title: Research strategies: Finding your way through the information fog Author: William B. Badke Publisher: IUniverse, Inc. Call Number: Z710 .B23 2008 From the Publisher: Do the demands of carrying out research in today's high-tech environment leave you baffled? Did the grade on your last term paper leave you doubting that getting an education was …

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The Waning of the Public and Privatithing [sic] 

Roderick’s mention of Henry Giroux’s article Youth, higher education and the crisis of the public time: educated hope and the possibility of a democratic future from Social Identities is duly noted.   Earlier, I had posted on a book on the corporatization of art and privatization of culture.  I am bemused however, by the the …

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Everybody in higher education should read this 

I recently read Henry Giroux's article  Youth, higher education and the crisis of the public time: educated hope and the possibility of a democratic future from  Social Identities, Volume 9, Number 2, 2003 pages 141–68. We're all used to talking about the "corporatization" of universities, and, perhaps, of education in general. What this article does …

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Cross-border teaching and the globalization of higher education : problems of funding, curriculum quality, and international accreditation 

Title: Cross-border teaching and the globalization of higher education : problems of funding, curriculum quality, and international accreditation Author: Andrys Onsman Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2010. Call Number: LC1095 .O67 2010 From the Publisher: This book critically considers the current trend to global interactivity in the area of Higher Education and asks …

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Higher Education in Rwanda 

Captured here is stimulating discussion on the challenges and opportunities of higher education in Rwanda with staff and students from representative institutions striving to make a difference. Our panel talk  offers several unique perspectives from members of Generation Rwanda and the Akilah Institute for Women. Michael Brotchner is Executive Director of Generation Rwanda (formerly known …

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Higher Education? 

Title: Higher education? : how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it Author: Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2010 Call Number: LA227.4 .H33 2010 From the Publisher: What's gone wrong at our colleges and universities—and how to get American higher education …

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Debating Moral Education 

Debating moral education: rethinking the role of the modern university Editors: Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010. Check it Out: LC311 .D43 2010 From the Publisher: After decades of marginalization in the secularized twentieth-century academy, moral education has enjoyed a recent resurgence in American higher education, with the …

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