From the monthly archives: September 2012

The Admissions Staff is taking a day away from the office to bring our new staffers up-to-speed, which makes this a great time to share an email I received this week from The Fletcher Forum Online.  Follow the links and you’ll have plenty to read!

Fletcher,

Welcome back!  The Fletcher Forum Online has been hard at work this summer publishing a host of new, top-notch articles that address a wide range of the most pressing foreign policy issues.  From elections in Egypt and Libya, to forecasting the Taliban’s strategy in the coming year, the Forum has something for everyone.  This summer in particular, the Forum Online has highlighted the remarkable work of Fletcher students as they crisscrossed the globe through internships, research, and in pursuit of adventure.  We encourage you to read them all, but here is a brief selection we think you might enjoy:

The Other Side of China’s Rise by Lieutenant Commander Dennis Wanda
Afghanistan Will Survive without Us by Morgan Loretta
Free from Trafficking, Unable to Move by Aretha Chakraborti
Mali: Beacon of Democracy Gone Dark by Kamissa Camara
Libya’s Momentous Milestone by Elia Boggia

Agree?  Disagree?  Leave your comments on the website or submit a response piece.  Interested in learning more about The Fletcher Forum, please contact us.   To stay current with all our new content, follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.

Enjoy!
Jamie Kraut (web managing editor) and Alexander Ely (editor-in-chief), for The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Online

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That Hall of Flags hum that we enjoyed last week has turned into a ROAR this morning, as continuing students poured into Fletcher for Shopping Day — the kick-off event of the fall semester.  Shopping Day allows continuing students (looking nice and rested) and first-year students (looking slightly overwhelmed) alike to explore and sample new classes, whether they’re offered by new professors or are first being offered by old-timers.  Check out today’s schedule and guide.

As I’m one of those people who will never outgrow that “back to school” feeling, today is also the official first day for the Fletcher Admissions Blog, 2012-2013 edition!  Welcome!  Maybe you’ve been reading throughout the summer, or you may just be getting your mind around the idea that it’s time to kick your grad school applications into gear.  Either way, we’re glad you’re reading.

What will you find in the blog this fall?  Content that falls into the categories that both serve to organize past blog posts, and to guide me in my topic selection.  (You’ll find them listed over to the left.)

Toward the end of September, I’ll offer you a chance to suggest topics via a poll, but if you have a suggestion now, please let me know!  I always appreciate hearing the topics that will make the blog useful and informative.

Whatever “back to school” means to you — whether it’s stocking up on pencils and attending new classes, or starting to write application essays — thanks for being here to launch the 2012-2013 blog year!

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