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0828, 2016

2017 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #13

By Harvard |August 28, 2016

I want to use this post in the series to draw particular attention to something highlighted in the application flow chart we shared in post #12. Applicants who submit an admission application by our December 1, 2016 deadline will likely breathe a huge sigh of relief when pressing the submit button. However, it is important to realize that the process of applying for admission and the process of applying for Harvard related financial aid is separate. This means applicants interested in receiving ...
0828, 2016

Jessica Lamendola ’07 MPA is now Director of Finance of the Town of North Hempstead

By Syracuse University |August 28, 2016

Jessica Lamendola has been appointed as Finance Director of the Town of North Hempstead, New York. Her responsibilities include working alongside the comptroller’s office to supervise grant activities and comply with FEMA requirements for various town projects. Previously, Lamendola was the Fiscal Projects Manager for the Office of Management and Budget of Nassau County. ...
0827, 2016

2016 Summer Student Series – Post #17: Marco Chan, MPA2 2017

By Harvard |August 27, 2016

I walk by the Parliament of Canada every day on the way to work here in Ottawa, our nation’s capital. The focal point of Parliament Hill is the 92-metre (302 ft.) tall Peace Tower. Looking up at its clock face and hearing its chimes in the morning, I cannot help but smile. This summer has presented a dream opportunity to make an impact and learn about future paths in the Canadian public sector, in a role I myself could not have written better. Attending a citizenship ceremony f...
0826, 2016

A Morning at the National Zoo

By Johns Hopkins University |August 26, 2016

As part of SGA's pre-orientation week, a few new students met today for a morning walk through the National Zoo. Thank you to Matt Altomare (MIPP'16) for hosting the trip!...
0826, 2016

How to learn more about SAIS

By Johns Hopkins University |August 26, 2016

Selecting the graduate programs to apply to is not an easy task.There are lots of programs out there and to make a good selection, one needs to have as much information as possible.Here's where we step in. Each year, Admission Officers of SAIS travel around the world to meet prospective students and to provide them with as much information as possible about our unique programs.We know how important graduate school is and we want you to make the best decision.In coming months, members of the SAIS...
0826, 2016

Aditi, in Mumbai, en route to Geneva

By Tufts University |August 26, 2016

Given that it’s been almost three months since graduation, I realize that my “farewell” post for the Fletcher Admissions blog is coming a little late.  The past three months seem like a whirlwind, and I haven’t yet had a chance to take a breath and fully process them or reflect on my time at Fletcher as much as I would like.  This is because, in addition to graduation, a lot of other things have changed for me — I got married, started a new job, temporarily moved back home, and a...
0826, 2016

Aditi, in Mumbai, en route to Geneva

By Tufts University |August 26, 2016

Given that it’s been almost three months since graduation, I realize that my “farewell” post for the Fletcher Admissions blog is coming a little late.  The past three months seem like a whirlwind, and I haven’t yet had a chance to take a breath and fully process them or reflect on my time at Fletcher as much as I would like.  This is because, in addition to graduation, a lot of other things have changed for me — I got married, started a new job, temporarily moved back home, and a...
0826, 2016

Capstone Workshop: Promoting Supply Chain Sustainability For The Rio Olympic Games

By Columbia University |August 26, 2016

August 5, 2016, marked the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. This is the first time that a country in South America has ever hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In an effort to learn from the experiences of previous host cities, the Rio Olympics Committee has given strategic focus […]...
0826, 2016

2016 Summer Student Series – Post #16: Michael Windle, MPA2 ‘17

By Harvard |August 26, 2016

With my internship nearing its end, this is a great time to reflect on how I got here and how I grew from my experiences this summer.I’m interning at General Motors in Detroit in their corporate finance department, which suits me well because I’m a dual degree student working towards an MBA at Wharton as well as an MPA at HKS.  In a lot of ways, everything that is going on in Detroit brings together both of those academic paths into a real life laboratory of urban revitalization, bankru...
0825, 2016

Politics & Polls #8: All About Polls

By Princeton University |August 25, 2016

Politics & Polls #8: All About PollsAug 25, 2016From straw polls of the 19th century to modern polling of today, polls have played a significant role in the American political landscape. But what is a poll? With dozens of new polls coming out every week, how can we make sense of the data onslaught? Is there a way to reduce the confusion? And what role can polls play in 2016, an election year fraught with drama and uncertainty? In episode eight of “Politics & Polls,” professors Julian...
0825, 2016

Kimberlin Butler ’03 MPA is now apart of the Education Policy Working Group for Hillary for America

By Syracuse University |August 25, 2016

Kimberlin Butler is now apart of the Education Policy Working Group for the Hillary for America presidential campaign. Butler is responsible for drafting education policy memos, advising Secretary Clinton and her senior leadership to shape the future of public education in America. She also serves as a critical thought-leader and battleground state lead, ensuring that voters and communities understand the impact of proposed education policies on the ground. ...
0825, 2016

2017 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #12

By Harvard |August 25, 2016

This blog is text heavy, but we try to mix in pictures and visual diagrams when we are able. To help applicants for 2017 Master’s programs admission consideration understand the admissions process and plan for the long-term, we have put together a flow chart which we hope will assist in understanding our timeline and the processing of applications. Some parts of the flowchart will make more sense after the online application becomes available in early September, but posting it now provides a p...
0824, 2016

Is the Race Over?

By University of Denver |August 24, 2016

One of the best questions at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce Leadership Breakfast was could the debates change this race? Clinton leads by 5 points in national polls and 11 points in Colorado.Mitt Romney and Barack Obama at first debate in Denver in 2012Photo: US NewsPossibly, but the general rule is that debates don’t change a race. However, this year doesn’t follow the rules very well. Recall that Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama four years ago in the early October debate here in Denver. ...
0824, 2016

2016 MAIS Thesis Defense Topics

By Johns Hopkins University |August 24, 2016

At the end of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s academic year, MAIS students defended their theses to their chosen thesis adviser, as well as other HNC faculty members. While at the HNC, MAIS students declare a concentration area from among the five different areas of study offered: Chinese Studies; International Politics; International Economics; International and Comparative Law; and Energy, Resources and Environment. At the end of their two years of study, international MAIS students are require...
0824, 2016

Ehresmann marries and receives new position with USDS

By University of Minnesota |August 24, 2016

Peter Ehresmann (MDP '14) married Mary Claypool last February in Washington, DC and recently moved to Paris, France in August for a temporary assistant management position with the U.S. Department of State. Peter previously worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a policy analyst in the Office of Infrastructure Protection.Connect with Peter on LinkedIn and by email at: peter.d.ehresmann@gmail.com....
0824, 2016

Mingus earns soccer certificate and special recognition award

By University of Minnesota |August 24, 2016

John Mingus (MA' 91), assistant director at the GAO, recently earned his National Youth Coaching Course Certificate from U.S. Soccer and received the Arlington Soccer Association's Mac McLaughlin Special Recognition Award for "having done something above and beyond the call of duty for the betterment of the association and community." Connect with John on LinkedIn....
0824, 2016

Horii joins UN Women Cameroon

By University of Minnesota |August 24, 2016

Yukari Horii (MPP '05) has joined UN Women Cameroon as a programme specialist. Horii will be working to mainstream gender in humanitarian work. She previously served as a programme analyst (monitoring and evaluation) at the UN Population Fund in Egypt.Connect with Yukari on LinkedIn....
0824, 2016

Community and Civic Engagement Internships Provide Opportunity to Explore Careers in Service

By Princeton University |August 24, 2016

Community and Civic Engagement Internships Provide Opportunity to Explore Careers in ServiceAug 24, 2016This summer, more than 160 Princeton undergraduate students are spending their breaks interning at public service and nonprofit organizations in over 30 cities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Ireland and France as part of the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) program. They include Wilson School student Imani Williams, who is interested in global health. Williams is interni...
0824, 2016

Lueke reports on automotive cybersecurity at the GAO

By University of Minnesota |August 24, 2016

Nancy Lueke (MURP '03), assistant director of the Physical Infrastructure Team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, was given the task of drawing up a report on the threat level of automotive cybersecurity as Congress considers new legislation. Quoted by Wards Auto, Lueke says the office found automakers are concerned about direct-access soft spots inside the car, such as CD players and USB ports. But they are focused more on buttoning down remote access points, including telematics ...
0824, 2016

Redd quoted by Insider Higher Ed

By University of Minnesota |August 24, 2016

Ken Redd (MA' 89) was recently quoted by an Inside Higher Ed report that scrutinizes endowment spending on low-income students. On the topic of renegotiating existing endowments to raise more money for low-income students, Redd said, “Many schools already do those kinds of things before gift agreements are signed. There are always those conversations back and forth about what a school’s needs are, but ultimately it’s the donor’s money. If a donor decides they want to support...
0824, 2016

Incoming Student Highlight: Jarek Buss

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |August 24, 2016

I am excited to attend the Elliott School as part of the Security Policy Studies program this fall. I will concentrate my studies on East Asia and military history as a Wolcott Fellow and as a Pickering Fellow, prior to entering the Foreign Service in September 2018. Getting to this point in my life is the culmination of many years of travels, goals, work, and incredible support. I grew up in Laramie, Wyoming until I left on a Rotary Youth Exchange to France in 2007. That experience convinced m...
0824, 2016

Meet the rest of the Admissions staff (and read their tips)

By Tufts University |August 24, 2016

Returning to the tips that the Admissions staff offered this summer at my request, Liz, Theresa, Laurie, Lucas, and Kristen build on Dan’s tip from last week.  As a reminder, I asked my Admissions family to complete the sentence, Something I would want Fletcher applicants to know is… Liz: Use Your Resources As an applicant to Fletcher, you likely have a lot of resources for gathering information about the School.  You may have personal connections (professors, friends, mentors) who sug...
0824, 2016

2017 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #11

By Harvard |August 24, 2016

All HKS students, no matter the degree program pursued, must complete courses related to economics and quantitative analysis. Strong undergraduate or graduate performance in classes that involve the use of quantitative methods is thus preferred. This can include, but is not limited to, math, economics, and statistics courses. Some applicants who do not take such classes as part of a degree program will enroll in such classes after graduating to improve their candidacy. Transcripts and test score...
0823, 2016

OT: Seals

By Tufts University |August 23, 2016

I’m just back from a few days away and while I scramble to take care of those matters that await me, I will put the blog aside for one more day.  Except…I love sharing pix of my local vacations.  So here’s what we found at low tide at Cape Cod National Seashore’s Coast Guard Beach: Seals!  I was standing quite a distance away because the seals were on a patch of sand surrounded by water, but what you’re seeing in the photo is a continuous blanket of seals relaxi...
0823, 2016

What Do SAIS Students Do Outside the Classroom?

By Johns Hopkins University |August 23, 2016

Outside of the classroom, students participate in a diverse array of activities. Students attend weekly and annual social events, travel abroad with classmates during study trips and career treks, and join a number of student clubs and organizations.Traditions and SocialsIn conjunction with the Office of Student Life, the Student Government Association coordinates a number of activities that offer students a chance to socialize with classmates, faculty, and staff. In recent years, some of the mo...
0823, 2016

Why China might pull America into a devastating conflict before Election Day

By IE University |August 23, 2016

The month of August always brings its share of seasonal distractions: last-minute vacations, the Olympic games in Rio, warm days that distract us from less calm parts of the world. But those summer indulgences can sometimes divert our attention from serious problems. In this case, that means rising tensions in a part of the world that not only drives the global economy but is bringing some of the world’s most powerful nations closer towards outright conflict—a conflict that would make t...
0823, 2016

2016 Summer Student Series – Post #15: Anisha Pradhan, MPP 2017 and Yanjia Wang, MPA2 2017

By Harvard |August 23, 2016

Greetings from Saigon! Yanjia and I are interning at the Fulbright Economics Teaching program. We applied for the program in spring term through the Vietnam Intern Program under the Ash Center.  Over the last two months, we have explored Saigon and learnt more about its economy and its politics. Vietnam is a country that has seen strong economic growth over the last 10 years. The road pavements are lined with street stalls, there are small businesses operating out of people’s homes and skysc...
0823, 2016

Elisabeth Lindenmayer Is New Director of IO/UN Specialization

By Columbia University |August 23, 2016

Professor Elisabeth Lindenmayer, a former assistant secretary general of the United Nations with special expertise in peacekeeping, has been named as the director of SIPA’s specialization in International Organizations and UN Studies (IO/UN)....
0822, 2016

Aysha Seedat ’16 (PSt) is now Compliance Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

By Syracuse University |August 22, 2016

Aysha Seedat is now a compliance analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this position, she is responsible for ensuring that the firm is in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulations. Seedat served as president of the Syracuse University Student Association this past 59th legislative session. ...
0822, 2016

Our New MA IR Students Arrive !

By Syracuse University |August 22, 2016

Today the PAIA Department welcomed 59 new MA IR students to the Maxwell School and Syracuse University. As part of my remarks, I was able to introduce the group to one another and share the breadth of diversity of backgrounds and experiences they bring to our community. Representing over 15 different countries and 21 different […]...