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0830, 2016

2016 Recruitment Travel – Post #14

By Harvard |August 30, 2016

Representatives of HKS are traveling this fall and details on both confirmed events and events in progress are below. For events in the planning process, we will post details to this blog and to our recruitment calendar as plans are finalized. We are always looking to add new events so the list below is likely not final.Please also note that we are hosting six different on campus open house events this fall. Specific dates and RSVP links can be accessed here. Our first Open House, September 26,...
0830, 2016

Summer news round-up

By Tufts University |August 30, 2016

When I was walking from my bus to Fletcher this morning, I was struck by how lovely the campus looks.  We’ve had a hot and dry summer, but this morning was cool and clear — a taste of what September and the fall will bring. Though the weather and Orientation have us looking toward the fall semester, today I’m going to look back at some of the summer’s news that you may or may not have seen in other Fletcher sources. I’ll start with something you won’t have re...
0830, 2016

2017 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #14

By Harvard |August 30, 2016

I recently heard an analogy regarding the admissions process that I really liked and thought I would share. The analogy compared an admission application to a jigsaw puzzle. Just as each piece of a puzzle has a purpose and in the end reveals a complete picture, each part an application has a purpose and completes a full picture of who the applicant is and the impact s/he hopes to have on the world. Each piece of a puzzle is complementary and not duplicative, and the same can be said of the diffe...
0829, 2016

Ciruli Named to Denver Press Club Hall of Fame

By University of Denver |August 29, 2016

The Denver Press Club Hall of Fame will induct Floyd Ciruli at a Press Club even September 9, 2016. Below is a reprint of a DU Newsroom news release.DENVER—August 15, 2016—Political pollster and analyst Floyd Ciruli will be inducted into the Denver Press Club's Hall of Fame at a September 9th banquet. Mr. Ciruli heads a Denver-based research and consulting firm, Ciruli Associates, and has provided political commentary, analysis and polling for the past 35 years for both local and national me...
0829, 2016

What Should You Expect In Your SAIS Application Interview?

By Johns Hopkins University |August 29, 2016

You should expect the interview to be evaluative as well as informative. This means your interviewer may assess any and everything from your intellectual curiosity to your professional acumen. Likewise, by asking thoughtful and relevant questions, you may wish to use the interview as an opportunity to assess the program yourself.Among other topics, be prepared to discuss your goals, how taking this step will help propel you toward these goals, and what you uniquely might contribute to the commun...
0829, 2016

What’s that sound? The new students have arrived!

By Tufts University |August 29, 2016

And just like that, the quiet of summer is a thing of the past and the Hall of Flags is filled with students, newly arrived for Orientation.  They’ve picked up their ID cards, been welcomed by Tufts University’s president and several Fletcher deans, and are currently relaxing over lunch.  We hope the break will fortify them in advance of the afternoon’s briefings on myriad essential topics. Orientation isn’t all critical-fact gathering — most evenings include a so...
0829, 2016

Politics & Polls #9: Top Three Campaign Moments

By Princeton University |August 29, 2016

Politics & Polls #9: Top Three Campaign MomentsAug 29, 2016Game-changing events often occur during presidential campaigns. These moments — which can transform party dynamics, voters and even the candidates themselves — oftentimes influence the outcome of the election.  But what about the 2016 presidential campaign? Have we seen moments like these? And, if we have, are they even worth looking back upon?  In episode nine of “Politics & Polls,” professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wa...
0829, 2016

Arbury becomes development database specialist

By University of Minnesota |August 29, 2016

Chelsea Arbury (MPP '15) is now a development database specialist at the Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Arbury formerly participated in a 9-month research and outreach internship for the State Fiscal Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.Connect with Chelsea on LinkedIn....
0829, 2016

Barroso joins the International Development Group

By University of Minnesota |August 29, 2016

Felipe Dyna Barroso (MDP '16) has joined the International Development Group in Washington, D.C. as a project coordinator. Barroso previously worked at the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development as an economic development consultant.Connect with Felipe on LinkedIn....
0829, 2016

Hage promoted at First Call

By University of Minnesota |August 29, 2016

Emily Hage (MPP '10) has been promoted to vice president of development at First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery. Hage previously served as project manager. Connect with Emily on LinkedIn. ...
0829, 2016

Ryan becomes senior planner

By University of Minnesota |August 29, 2016

Rose Ryan (MURP '11) has joined Alta Planning and Design as a senior planner. Ryan was formerly a planner at WSB & Associates.Connect with Rose on LinkedIn....
0829, 2016

Taylor to serve as interim communications director

By University of Minnesota |August 29, 2016

Mike Taylor (MS-STEP '02) will serve as the interim communications director at the Smart Electric Power Alliance in Washington, D.C. in addition to his current role as principal of knowledge. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn....
0829, 2016

Boldenow selected as director

By University of Minnesota |August 29, 2016

Jill Boldenow (MPP '12) was recently selected to serve as director of the Ramsey County Library. Boldenow formerly held director positions at the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Saint Paul Public Library.Connect with Jill on LinkedIn.View the Ramsey County news update here....
0829, 2016

Peterson promoted to manager of highway planning

By University of Minnesota |August 29, 2016

Steve Peterson (MURP '07) was promoted to manager of highway planning at the Twin Cities Met Council. Peterson was previously a planning analyst and the highway team group leader.Connect with Steve on LinkedIn....
0829, 2016

Christopherson joins Chicago Transit Authority

By University of Minnesota |August 29, 2016

Kate Christopherson (MURP '14) started a new position earlier this month as a rail service planner at the Chicago Transit Authority. Christopherson was previously a transit planner and technology specialist at Madison Metro in Wisconsin. Connect with Kate on LinkedIn or at kschristopherson02@gmail.com....
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....