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Commencement @ TC

Teachers College, Columbia University

Convocation speeches from Teachers College's Masters and Doctoral Ceremonies. Speakers have included Andrew Cuomo, Randi Weingarten, Lee Shulman, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Dr. Jill Biden, Spike Lee, Gloria Ladon-Billings and many other luminaries in the fields of education, policy and art.



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by Andrew M. Cuomo, Attorney General of the State of New York
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by Antoinette Gentile, Professor Emerita of Movement Science at Teachers College
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by Benjamin Carson, Johns Hopkins Medicine
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by Charles Rangel, US Congress
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by Susan Fuhrman, Teachers College, Columbia University
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2010 Commencement, Susan Fuhrman
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by Gail Collins, New York Times Columnist, Master's Degree Ceremony
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2010 Commencement, Gail Collins
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by Jill Biden, Community College Educator and wife of Vice President Joseph Biden
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2010 Commencement, Jill Biden
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by Richard Mills, Former Education Commissioner of New York State
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2010 Commencement, Richard Mills
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by Spike Lee, Filmmaker, Master's Degree Ceremony
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2010 Commencement, Spike Lee
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by Andres Alonso
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Andres Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Schools, spoke and received his medal at the first of two master's degree ceremonies on Tuesday, May 17th. Alonso, who arrived in the United States at age 12 from Cuba, speaking no English, holds four Ivy League degrees. In his late 20s, he left a promising law career to teach in Newark, and eventually became deputy chancellor of New York City's public school system. Three years ago, he accepted the top schools post in Baltimore, where more than four-fifths...
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by Bob Herber
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Bob Herbert, who recently left the New York Times after a long run as one of its leading columnists, spoke and received his medal at the second master's degree ceremony, also on May 17th. Herbert is the author of the 2005 book, Promises Betrayed: Waking up from the American Dream. Before joining the Times, he served as a city editor with The Newark Star-Ledger, held a number of positions with The Daily News and was also a television news commentator. The journalist T.A. Frank has called him...
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by Linda Darling-Hammond
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Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, spoke and received the TC medal at the doctoral hooding ceremony on Wednesday, May 18th. Darling-Hammond, who taught for many years at Teachers College and is also a former president of the American Educational Research Association, is known as a leading architect of whole school reform and changes in teacher education. A former public school teacher, she has founded a charter school in one of the nation?s...
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by Master's Degree Ceremony, Teachers College, Columbia University
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2010 Commencement, Jaymie Stein
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by Master's Degree Ceremony, Teachers College, Columbia University
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2010 Commencement, Patrick Ko
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by Traci LeighJohnson, Teachers College, Columbia University
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Traci Johnson, who received her master's degree in International Development and Education (with a concentration in Peace Studies), spoke at the second master?s degree ceremony of "the transformative potential of education." Johnson said her work at TC provided her with her first encounter with both the evidence and consequences of poverty and educational inequity. She learned, she said, that "inevitably we will enter spaces that are shaped by inequity," requiring us to...
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by Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
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by David Halberstam, author and reporter
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by Dr. Ruth Westheimer, noted sex therapist and author
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by Frances Hesselbein, Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management
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by Freeman Hrabowski, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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by Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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by Hareem Khan, a student in the Curriculum and Teaching Program
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by Judith Shapiro, the former President of Barnard College
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by K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley
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by Lee Shulman, President of the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching
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Masters, commencement, education in the fields of religion, medicine, science and mathematics
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by Nisrin Elamin, a student in the Comparative and International Education Program
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by Randi Weingarten, President of The United Federation of Teachers
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by Shirley Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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women in science,
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by Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College
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by Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College
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by Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College
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by Thomas Kean, Former Governor of New Jersey
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by Thomas Sobol, Professor Emeritus and Former New York State Commissioner of Education
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Education policy, Elementary and secondary education reform
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by William G. Bowen, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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