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1201, 2016

Just Under 9 Hours

By Harvard |December 1, 2016

I am typing this post as the countdown clock shows just under 9 hours left until the application deadline. For many, this post will hit your email account or your feed reader after the deadline has passed, however I wanted to get something posted for those still checking the blog prior to the deadline … and the content will also be helpful for those who have submitted. Here are a few notes/pieces of advice to be aware of -First, there may be a slight delay with the application checklist y...
1201, 2016

2017 Application Countdown, Part 1 – Letters of Recommendation

By Princeton University |December 1, 2016

2017 Application Countdown, Part 1 - Letters of RecommendationDec 1, 2016The Dec. 15 deadline to submit MPA, MPP and Ph.D. applications for Fall 2017 is quickly approaching. The admissions office will post short reminders of what applicants should include as they complete their applications. Check back for more reminders and tips.  Letters of Recommendation By virtue of the small class sizes of the MPA, MPP, and Ph.D. cohorts, admission to each program is competitive; in crafting a diverse clas...
1201, 2016

Students Participate in a Crisis Simulation: Instability in South Asia

By Princeton University |December 1, 2016

Students Participate in a Crisis Simulation: Instability in South AsiaDec 1, 2016On Nov. 19, 2016, Princeton University's Center for International Security Studies (CISS) hosted more than 100 students at its annual fall crisis simulation. In addition to nearly 60 total undergraduate and graduate Princeton students, participants came from West Point, the Naval Academy, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University to grapple with an imagined scenario in which political instabil...
1201, 2016

Liz’s fall travel report

By Tufts University |December 1, 2016

The final trip of the Fletcher Admissions travel season was Laurie’s visit to Europe, which ended about two weeks ago.  The greatest distance was covered by Liz, when Fletcher joined several other schools for a trip to Southeast Asia.  Here’s her report, along with her photos. In October, I participated in a great recruiting trip to Southeast Asia.  I traveled with colleagues from Johns Hopkins SAIS, Columbia SIPA, and Georgetown MSFS.  You may be wondering why we travel together...
1201, 2016

Facebook Live Friday Series

By Columbia University |December 1, 2016

We are hosting a series of Facebook Live Friday information sessions and Seeple interviews this year to help you better prepare your applications. See the schedule for more information on each individualized session....
1130, 2016

The Final Countdown

By Harvard |November 30, 2016

The days and weeks following the December 1, 11:59 PM EST deadline will be a busy time in our office and we thank you in advance for your patience. After applications are submitted, we will review each and every page to make sure application materials are legible and complete. Our review will entail checking over 100,000 pages of information. Obviously this takes time and we have a system in place to communicate with applicants about the status of documents after applications are submitted. All...
1130, 2016

GPP Cohort Begins Capstone Residency with a Trip to India

By Johns Hopkins University |November 30, 2016

During the final module of the Global Policy Program, Johns Hopkins SAIS students work in teams to complete a project for an overseas client and travel abroad as a cohort for site visits, interviews and consultations. This November, students traveled to India to finalize research projects on issues such as US-India trade policy, democratic reforms, renewable energy, defense diplomacy, and information economies.  Five teams met collectively with representatives from over 35 organizations acr...
1130, 2016

Join us December 13th for an Online Information Session!

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |November 30, 2016

Elliott School Graduate Studies Online Information Session Tuesday, December 13th 10:00 AM EST Register here!         ...
1130, 2016

Join us December 13th for an Online Information Session!

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |November 30, 2016

Elliott School Graduate Studies Online Information Session Tuesday, December 13th 10:00 AM EST Register here!         ...
1130, 2016

How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red’

By IE University |November 30, 2016

Yascha Mounk is used to being the most pessimistic person in the room. Mr. Mounk, a lecturer in government at Harvard, has spent the past few years challenging one of the bedrock assumptions of Western politics: that once a country becomes a liberal democracy, it will stay that way. His research suggests something quite different: that liberal democracies around the world may be at serious risk of decline. Mr. Mounk’s interest in the topic began rather unusually. In 2014, he published a book, ...
1129, 2016

Fall 2016 News and Notes – Post #19

By Harvard |November 29, 2016

As this graph of submitted applications shows, things are picking up in our application system -Based upon estimates from previous years, roughly 80% of applicants have yet to submit their application so the line above is going to skyrocket in the time remaining before the December 1, 11:59 PM EST deadline. I would also like to congratulate current applicants and prospects on helping us achieve a record breaking blog month. We are at historic highs on every metric for the month of November, and...
1129, 2016

RG Head ’69 MPA/’71 PhD (PA) relases new book, “Oswald Boelcke: Germany’s First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat”

By Syracuse University |November 29, 2016

RG Head published his new book, Oswald Boelcke: Germany’s First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat, by Grub Street Publishing (London). The book explores the trials and tribulations of early aviation during World War I. Before retirement, Head served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the military assistant to the Under Secretary for Policy and in the Joint Staff as the special assistant to the Director for JCS Matters. After being promoted to Brigadier General he served in It...
1129, 2016

MPP Students Reflect on “Math Camp”

By Princeton University |November 29, 2016

MPP Students Reflect on “Math Camp”Nov 29, 2016Every July, about 20 mid-career professionals convene at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, hailing from locations as varied as Gaborone, Botswana; Dayton, Ohio; and London, United Kingdom. Each has a minimum of seven years of public or nonprofit sector work experience, with organizations such as the U.S. Department of State, Israel’s National Cyber Bureau and the New York City Police Departme...
1129, 2016

From Fletcher to travel technology

By Tufts University |November 29, 2016

If you’ve had your eye on the news about travel technology startups in the Boston area, you’ve already heard of Emily Bernard, a 2013 MALD graduate, who is the co-founder and chief brand officer of PlacePass.com, a travel technology startup based in Cambridge.  Emily describes PlacePass as a “metasearch engine that enables travelers to instantly compare hundreds of tour and activity websites simultaneously,” and says that, with PlacePass, “travelers can find high-...
1129, 2016

Elliott School Fellowship Deadlines Approaching!

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |November 29, 2016

Hello Prospective Elliott Students! Our Fall 2017 application deadline to be considered for tuition scholarships is approaching quickly!  Be sure to submit all required application materials no later than 11:59 PM EST on January 7th to be considered for these merit-based opportunities. It’s a great idea to begin researching additional GWU Fellowship opportunities that you can make separate applications for. Be sure to check out our Funding Your Education Page for additional opportunities....
1129, 2016

Kyle Coleman ’14 BS (Econ)/ ’16 MPA is now assistant to village manager for Estero, Fla.

By Syracuse University |November 29, 2016

Kyle Coleman is now the Assistant to the Village Manager for the Village of Estero, FL.  In his new position, he assists the Village Manager, Maxwell alum Steven Sarkozy ’88 MPA, and Village Council with the daily operations of the Village.  Helping to establish the Village Public Works department, and strengthening intergovernmental relations with neighbor cities, are the focus of his work presently.  Coleman previously worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Veterans and ...
1129, 2016

Columbia’s provost shares post-election message

By Columbia University |November 29, 2016

Columbia Provost John H. Coatsworth outlines Columbia University's plan to protect its students regarding potential changes to the U.S. immigration policy following the presidential elections....
1128, 2016

Kerri Raissian ’08 MPA/’13 PhD (PA) wins Raymond Vernon Memorial Award

By Syracuse University |November 28, 2016

Kerri Raissian won the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management’s (JPAM) Raymond Vernon Memorial Award for her paper, “Hold Your Fire: Did the 1996 Federal Gun Control Act Expansion Reduce Domestic Homicides?” The paper was first published in the Winter 2016 issue of JPAM. The Vernon Memorial Award, created by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in 1985, seeks to annually recognize excellence in research through the selection of a paper published in the ...
1128, 2016

Fall 2016 News and Notes – Post #18

By Harvard |November 28, 2016

Multiple steps are involved in both the submission and processing of an admission application and I thought it would be helpful to provide some information on system communications and processing as applications are submitted to our office.  Step One - Application SubmissionWhen an applicant submits an application, an email will be sent confirming that the application has been submitted. The email will be sent from the email address Admissions_Appstatus@hks.harvard.edu. This means that the appl...
1128, 2016

Johnson published in the Wall Street Journal

By University of Minnesota |November 28, 2016

Duane Johnson (MPP ’12) was published in the Wall Street Journal on November 18th. He wrote an opinion letter on how the new presidential administration can provide the platform for black business success.Read his letter here....
1128, 2016

Wright featured in Star Tribune

By University of Minnesota |November 28, 2016

Andy Wright (MA ’98) was featured in the Star Tribune for his award-winning organic barbecue sauce native to Minnesota. Wright is the owner of Triple Crown BBQ Sauces.Connect with Andy on LinkedIn....
1128, 2016

Tock, Hernandez, and Armacanqui appointed to Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

By University of Minnesota |November 28, 2016

Rosa Tock (MPP ’03), Violeta Hernandez (MDP ’15), and Eric Armacanqui (MPP ’16) have been appointed to the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs. They will be working to advise and inform the governor and legislators on matters of importance to Latinos in Minnesota.Connect with Rosa on LinkedIn.Connect with Violeta on LinkedIn.Connect with Eric on LinkedIn....
1128, 2016

Corn joins YouthPower 365

By University of Minnesota |November 28, 2016

Jeff Corn (MPA ’10) has joined YouthPower 365, an organization with the Vail Valley Foundation. He will be working to create a set of programs intended to prepare youth for careers and college.Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn....
1128, 2016

The Core Values of HKS

By Harvard |November 28, 2016

The recent General Election in the United States was filled with emotion and after the result was final, many in the greater HKS community have sought opportunities to engage in conversation and have looked to HKS leadership for insight into the future. HKS Dean Doug Elmendorf received many messages from members of the HKS community after Election Day and offers his thoughts about the core values of HKS and how those relate to the election in the letter he circulated below._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _I h...
1128, 2016

Johns Hopkins SAIS featured in Foreign Policy’s Guide to Leaders in Higher Education

By Johns Hopkins University |November 28, 2016

Foreign Policy’s 2016 Guide to Leaders in Higher Education is now live, and Johns Hopkins SAIS is featured. In this year's report, Foreign Policy takes a look at the International Development Practicum. You can read the article here, and you can read more about the International Development Practicum here....
1128, 2016

A look at the MIA curriculum

By Columbia University |November 28, 2016

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the difference between MPA and MIA programs. In my view, the two programs are not distinct especially when we take into account curriculum offered in two programs. However, I would like to point out some differences between the two programs. The main core class MIA students are required […]...
1127, 2016

Fall 2016 News and Notes – Post #17

By Harvard |November 27, 2016

After an applicant has submitted an online Master’s admission application there is a tracking page where s/he can see the status of the different parts of the application. There are three different symbols you may see and they are explained as follows:A green checkmark - document receivedA red X - document needs review/confirmation by Office of AdmissionsA gray checkmark - document waivedHere is a screen shot sample - Once you submit your application you might be tempted to email us and write...
1127, 2016

The Secret to Getting into Harvard

By Harvard |November 27, 2016

The story of this entry is one I tell during many of the in-person information sessions I lead, however I thought I would share it on the blog as I obviously do not get to meet everyone who applies. Many people are interested in applying to HKS but “self-select out” of applying because of factors like the name, reputation, and cost. I cannot count the number of times I have met someone who says, “I will never apply, there is no way I would get in”. I always encourage applicants who bel...
1126, 2016

Kimberlin Butler ’03 MPA named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40” award list

By Syracuse University |November 26, 2016

Kimberlin Butler was included on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40” award list.  The award recognizes the Atlanta metro area’s most influential and innovative people under 40 in real estate, health care, hospitality, technology, education, and law. In her role as director of programs and partnerships at Beyond 12, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the number of first generation, underrepresented, and low-income students who graduate from ...
1125, 2016

The 2016 Kennedy Senate Simulation

By Harvard |November 25, 2016

The second annual Kennedy Senate Simulation took place on the heels of the US Presidential Election this November. The Kennedy School Negotiation Project of the Center for Public Leadership sponsored the event. Monica Giannone (MPP ’17), a member of the leadership team, kindly authored the post below. Last Friday, 100 Kennedy School students took on the roles of US Senators as they spent the day debating two pieces of legislation and a Supreme Court Nomination. The Kennedy Senate Simulation...