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COLLEGES & GRAD SCHOOLS : COLLEGES : 2011

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011

Occupy Wall StreetVideo Occupy Wall Street:
Voices of the Students

By Elise Grace & Dr. Pola Rosen
Occupy Wall Street’s protesters have been unstoppable in voicing their opinions for a little over a month now. Most of them have been living in Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan, just steps from Wall Street.....WATCH VIDEO & READ ARTICLE


The DEAN’S COLUMN
Does Increased Use of Technology Produce More Effective Instruction?
By Dean Alfred Posamentier
Given the current economic climate and the threat of a double-dip recession, funds for public education have been sharply reduced, resulting in staffing cutbacks and the gradual increase of class size....READ MORE

Teachers College Panel Discusses Closing the Achievement Gap for Students
By Jennifer MacGregor
A recent panel discussion at Teachers College outlined the evidence-based research on closing the achievement gap between the wealthiest and poorest students in the U.S., and what can be done to begin shrinking this gap.....READ MORE

Crimes Against Humanity: 65 Years After Nuremberg
Menachem Z. Rosensaft, born in the displaced persons camp of Bergen-Belsen, has been a leader in Holocaust remembrance activities....READ MORE

President Russell Hotzler of City Tech: An Outstanding Educator
Dr. Russell Hotzler, president of the New York City College of Technology (City Tech), earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in metallurgical engineering and a Ph.D. degree in physical metallurgy from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (today the Polytechnic Institute of NYU)....READ MORE

LANDMARK COLLEGE
Assistive Technologies Don’t Just Bypass Learning, They Improve It
By Melissa Wetherby
Mainstream colleges and universities could benefit from increased use of assistive technologies for learning, but there are some educators who feel that allowing students to use assistive technology is like cheating....READ MORE

Touro College’s Lander Center For Educational Research Receives Nearly $1.9 Million
Touro College’s Lander Center for Educational Research, located at its Graduate School of Education, has been awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to operate one of 10 national Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) that provide assistance to states, school districts, and public schools on issues of race, gender and national origin....READ MORE

Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman Delivers 2011 State of the College Address, Earns Second Term as President
On the day that TC’s Board of Trustees announced that Susan Fuhrman has signed on for another stint as President, she devoted her annual State of the College address to reviewing the college’s key accomplishments during the past five years and to announcing its major goals for the next five....READ MORE

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Speaks at Hunter College
The CUNY/New York Times in College Women’s Leadership Conference was held recently at Hunter College in Manhattan....READ MORE

Dr. Peter Eden Becomes the New President of Landmark College
Landmark College, a pre-eminent two-year college for students with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder located in Putney, Vermont, recently inaugurated New Englander Peter A. Eden as its fourth president....READ MORE

STEM Jobs: Opportunities to Sprout a Brighter Future
Edited by Zara Jamshed
A recent study by the United States Department of Commerce on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs underscored the benefits of having a STEM job or a STEM degree....READ MORE

An Immigrant’s Journey: From Belgrade to NYC and a College Degree
By Zoran Savic
After graduating high school in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1983, I enrolled in Belgrade University, majoring in mechanical engineering....READ MORE

Joyce Cowin, Teachers College Trustee Steps Down From Teachers College Advisory Council
By Dr. Pola Rosen
Joyce Cowin, is stepping down from the Teachers College Advisory Council after years of dedicated service, including the donation of the Cowin Conference Center....READ MORE

CSI Celestial Ball: Reaching for the Stars
The College of Staten Island will host the “CSI Celestial Ball: Reaching for the Stars,” its third annual scholarship gala, on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Richmond County Country Club....READ MORE

Harvard Prof. Dr. Howard Bleich Honored in Newton, Mass.
Dr. Howard Bleich, professor of medicine at Harvard, was honored by The Adams Street Shul in Newton, Mass....READ MORE

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