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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 ...
You might be interested to learn that Teachers College, Columbia University has a rich history of involvement in Afghanistan. Our faculty first went there in 1954 to re-organize the Ministry of Education; create and provide new textbooks in both the Dari and Pashto languages; and train teachers -- a significant
How could one not go to the opera in Vienna to hear Mozart? Although I am no buff in this field, I couldn't pass up the opportunity many years ago to see the Marriage of Figaro, an opera buffa in four acts, at the very Bergtheater where it premiered on May 1st, 1786. Prior to the performance one sunny Spring day, we visited librarians at the University of Vienna, intent on setting up a book exchange program with our respe...
Since I didn't mustard up the courage to actually cut my hair, I opted for a blonde wig while filming the final scene in Bernice Bobs Her Hair, a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in the Saturday Evening Post in May of 1920. That simple decision undoubtedly cost me the price of popularity; long hair intact, I ...
A protest against socio-economic inequality, Occupy Wall Street began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park), located in Manhattan's Financial District. With the call to protest initiated by Kalle Lasn and Micah White of the Canadian anti-consumer, pro-environment magazine,