Nearing the end of summer quiet

It’s always the same. The summer plods along: slow slow slow slow, and then FAST! One minute, the big highlight for the week was a newly refurbished restroom down the hall from our office, and the next minute THE PRE-SESSION IS NEARLY HERE! Students will return to campus and we’ll be getting our heads in gear for the new academic year.

The truth is that the students arriving on Monday to attend the pre-session (MIBs and others interested in Strategic Management) make only a ripple in the Hall of Flags. They spend most of their time together in one classroom — but it’s still a big change from the situation this week when, as likely as not, students are rarely sighted day-to-day. And the start of the pre-session will be the push we need to get mentally ready for Orientation, which is just over two weeks away. Soon we we won’t be finding the building quiet at all anymore.

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A little less lonely

The summer at Fletcher is VERY QUIET, as you may have read here before. We can come and go and run into almost no one — with students away, even staff and faculty have less reason to be milling around the Hall of Flags. But then, along comes some activity! We’re currently host to 19 students from India’s Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) for a customized program. They’re a mix of undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in either global affairs or diplomacy, law, and business. They arrived on the 9th and will be around until the 27th, taking courses on Diplomacy: History, Theory, and Practice and U.S. Foreign Policy and Tools of Statecraft.

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