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Teachers College alumna and jazz-rhythm-blues trumpeter and vocalist Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II was born December 9th, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. The son of a musically-inclined Methodist minister, Donald Byrd would become a highly accomplished musician, professor, and cultural researcher -- known throughout the world as an authority on Afro-American music. He attended Cass Technical High School, ...
In 1992 the United Nations declared December 3rd as International Day of Disabled Persons -- an annual day of observation "to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons wit...
Teachers College, Columbia University is a pioneer in the history of nursing education, being the first academic setting to educate nurses. In 1898 Mary Adelaide Nutting approached Dean James Earl Russell about the possibility of extending education to graduate nurses, and one year later he admitted six graduate nurses. The one-year curriculum extended to two, and in 1907 Nutting became the first ever nurse to assume professorship. Many greats in the ...
When my newly wed husband stands up to deliver a few remarks at the reception, more than a chuckle ensues from the small party of luncheon guests, already happy with a little champagne. He likens the best man's speech to the Gettysburg Address, for indeed it is brief, but impactful in marrying Scottish wit to boyhood tales of his younger brother's life in Glasgow. Thankfully it is not four score and seven (i.e. 87) years a...
It is easy to savor history just by wandering the old, beautiful halls of Teachers College, where you might see a bust of John Dewey (Zankel Hall), Grubby Faience tiles (Grace Dodge Hall), stencils by Tiffany and stained glass by Clayton and Bell of London (Milbank Chapel), among many other works of art.Our campus invites you at every step to connect named buildings to the greatest leaders in education, psychology, and the applied health ...
American singer, poet, and actor, Art Garfunkel is 78 years old today. Born in Forest Hills, Queens on November 5th, 1941, Garfunkel rose to fame in the early 1960s when he signed with Paul Simon to Columbia, earning a "quick education in the record business". Known for his beautiful ...
"These our actors,As I foretold you, were all spirits, andAre melted into air, into thin air,And, like the baseless fabric of vision,The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,The solemn temples, the great globe itself,Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolveAnd, like this insubstantial pageant faded,Leave not...
Nationalism as a God must follow the tribal gods to limbo. Our true nationality is mankind. How far will modern men lay hold upon and identify themselves with this necessity and set themselves to revise their ideas, remake their institutions, and educate the com- ing generations to this final extension of citizenship? — HG Wells,
On October 24th, 2005 American activist Rosa Parks (born February 4, 1913) passed away in Detroit, Michigan. Known as the "first lady of civil rights" or "the mother of the freedom movement", Rosa Parks was the grand daughter of former slaves. Tired of "giving in," she played a pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott by refusing to give up her seat to a white man -- an act that sparked nation-wide attention to the injustices of racial discrimination....
Did you know that Merriam Webster within the last year added 530 new words and new meanings to its dictionary, not to mention over 4,000 other revisions to definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, and dates of first-known use? Language is a living breathing thing that reflects the beauty of our changing humanity, from politics and law, to games and sport, through to race and identity -- indicative of interests and trends in pop culture; psychology; business and finance; linguistics; and ...