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Obamacain, Jr: Battle over Education

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dfBwog’s Teachers College tipster has forwarded us an email saying that on October 21st Obama and McCain’s education advisors will debate over “Education and the Next President” at Teachers College and will be moderated by TC President Susan Fuhrman. 

Don’t expect any heartbreaking lotteries this time: only TC faculty, students and staff are allowed. But Bwog is hopeful that there will be alternative viewing arrangements for the rest of us.  Stay tuned, we will update as more information comes in.  Until then, the full email is after the jump.


To the TC Community:

On Tuesday evening, October 21st, at 7 pm, in the Cowin Conference

Center, Teachers College will host “Education and the Next President,” a

debate between Lisa Graham Keegan, education advisor to Senator John

McCain, and Linda Darling-Hammond, education advisor to Senator Barack

Obama. TC President Susan Fuhrman will moderate.

Online registration for seating in the Cowin Center will begin Tuesday,

October 7th, at 10 a.m. To register at that time for your FREE seat (one

per registrant), click on www.tc.edu/edadvisorsdebate.

<http://www.tc.edu/edadvisorsdebate.>   (A reminder note with that link

will be sent to you at 9 a.m. on the morning of the 7th.) The link will

go live at that time. By clicking on the link, you will be taken to a

special registration site. Because a limited number of seats are

available, seats will be reserved, online, on a first-come, first-served

basis.

To register, you must be a currently registered TC student, a TC staff

member or a member of the TC faculty.

VERY IMPORTANT: If a seat is reserved for you, you will receive

confirmation ONLY at your Columbia email (i.e.,  the email address that

combines your initials with a number and ends in “columbia.edu“) rather

than at your TC exchange or personal email.

ALSO VERY IMPORTANT: You will be asked to present the confirmation

notice at the box office for entry on the evening of the debate. No

exceptions will be made.

Additional seating to watch the debate via remote as it occurs will be

made available on a first-come, first-serve basis (no ticketing

required) in other locations on campus. In addition, the debate will be

Webcast via both the Teachers College Web site and the Web site for

Education Week/edweek.org (more details to follow).

Joe Levine

Executive Director

External Affairs

Teachers College

Columbia University

212 678-3176

[email protected]

 

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    THE END IS NEAR! THE WORLD WILL END ON OCTOBER 21st!

  2. why  

    It seems odd that when, say, a speaker is brought to Barnard, TC, the B-school, etc. they have the right to restrict access to undergrads, and yet whenever a Student Group or any other undergrad affiliated organization holds an event, the only options we get on limitations are "CUID-only", meaning that anybody with a University ID can attend, but we can't restrict schools. I think that we need to start standing up to undergrads being cut out of events, or start ensuring various big events are limited to the 4-undergrad schools only.

  3. Umm...  

    Barnard is one of the 4 undergrad schools, and the speeches it hosts, if they are public at all, are usually open to the entire public.

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