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Courtney Bergman qualifies for 2002 NCAAs

Crimson tennis player Courtney Bergman ’05 has been invited to participate in the 2002 NCAA Individual Championships at Stanford University from May 20-25. Bergman, ranked 30th in the nation in the last Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, is the first Harvard women’s tennis player to qualify for the individual tournament since Ivy Wang did so in 1998. Teammate Susanna Lingman ’05 was selected as an alternate.

St. Botolph Club Foundation awards fellow

Sissela Bok, distinguished visiting fellow at the Center for Population and Development Studies, has received the 2002 St. Botolph Club Foundation Award for distinction in literature.

Reading Association honors two GSE faculty

The International Reading Association recently honored two Graduate School of Education (GSE) professors for their contributions to the field of reading research. Connie Juel, professor of education and director of the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab at GSE, was inducted into the association’s Reading Hall of Fame, while Catherine Snow, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education, was awarded the Albert J. Harris Award for the best article published in “Reading Research Quarterly.”

Juel, whose research centers on literacy acquisition, was elected to the organization by her peers on the basis of her substantial contributions to the field of literacy research. Snow was lauded for her article “Project EASE: Easing children’s transition to kindergarten literacy through planned parent involvement” (co-authored by Gail Jordan and GSE alumna Michelle Porche, Ed.D. ’99).

Long awarded Spencer Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Education Bridget Terry Long was awarded the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project “The Role of Price in College Decisions: Implications for Aid Policy.” Long, who holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, applies the theory and methods of economics to examine various aspects of the market for higher education. Her research has focused on college choice, access to higher education, and institutional behavior.

The Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship is the oldest source of support for education research for recent recipients of the doctorate.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks