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Fletcher Summer Institute

Applications are now available for the Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict (FSI). This is the only executive education program in the interdisciplinary study of nonviolent conflict, taught by leading scholars and practitioners of strategic nonviolent action and authorities from related fields. This program offers a certificate in the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict that draws upon its multidisciplinary approach to global affairs.

Since the program was founded in 2005, more than 300 individuals from more than 50 different countries have come together during this week-long seminar and shared their experiences. They have learned all about non-violent conflict, which is under-recognized in most history books and contemporary news media, as well as the fact that many hold widespread misconceptions about its use.

Watch the video below to get an overview of what this program encompasses.

For more information, visit the program website.

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ROTC at Tufts

ROTC students are just like everyone else – except for that in addition to normal classwork and activities, they participate in physical training programs and take ROTC classes at MIT.

The first ROTC program at Tufts started in 1941 and about 100 individuals were enrolled. In 1969, as the Vietnam protests sprung up all over campus, faculty voted to ban the ROTC program at Tufts. It was not until 2011 that the ban was lifted and students could have ROTC recognized on their transcripts.

During the last academic year, about 20 Tufts students were participating in the ROTC program. Below is a video of just one ROTC student, Jonathan Bowie. Watch the video below to learn more about what he does in the ROTC program.

For more of the history of ROTC at Tufts, visit this article from the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.

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Tufts Hackathon Success

This past weekend was the first annual Tufts Hackathon. Teams of students gathered to create various programs in only 24 hours.

From the Music Machinery Blog

Two participants, Barbara Duckworth and Jennie Lamere, joined up to create a program that would give its user movie suggestions based on its sound track. Basically, users could put in their favorite artists and the program would suggest a movie that had a soundtrack with similar sounding music. After working hard on their program all night long, Barbara and Jennie received the rookie award which was for the best project by a team with a majority freshman and no upperclassmen.

From the Music Machinery Blog

For more information about their work, visit Barbara’s blog post.

For more information on The Hackathon in general, visit their website.

 

 

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Crisis Mapper – Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier, a Ph.D. candidate at The Fletcher School, recently starred in a video inspired by the work of the Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF).

SBTF group includes 1000+ digital humanitarians in more than 80 countries around the world. They are responsible for some of the important live crisis mapping operations that support humanitarian and human rights organizations. Crisis mapping involves monitoring use of information communications in conflict and disaster areas in order to improve response.  SBTF is committed to rapid learning and innovation as well as creative uses of technology due to their dedicated volunteers, Mapsters.

Check out this short video about Meier and SBTF that first aired on National Geographic Television Channel.

For more information visit Meier’s blog here.

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Jumbo Noms

Welcome to campus Jumbo Noms! Jumbo Noms is a snack delivery service for those who are bored with the same old vending machine food. The service was started by two seniors who felt frustrated by the lack of late night food options and long delivery times. Their menu has more than 30 items as well as a few special deals, which include pre-arranged snack packs.

You can follow Jumbo Noms on Twitter and friend them on Facebook for more information.

 

 

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Tufts Does the Harlem Shake

The first Harlem Shake video went viral in early February and since then countless groups – from students to companies to puppies – have remade their own versions of this internet meme. All over Tufts campuses various Tufts students have been contributing to this latest craze.

Check out these two Tufts Harlem Shake videos:

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Why Tufts Dental?

Meghann Dombroski, D10, has quite a few reasons why she chose Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. But she may say it best when she notes, “The feeling I got when I interviewed here, I instantly felt at home.”

Each year, about 180 students join Tufts Dental School from all over the country. Located in Boston, the school offers a wide variety of programs including endodontics, periodontology, general dentistry and public health and community service.

In the video below, Meghann talks in detail about why and how she chose Tufts:

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Alternative Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

From tastytufts.com

If you’re over buying the usual chocolates brands for Valentine’s Day, Tufts Culinary Society is here to save the day.

The society recently posted about the best tasting chocolate alternatives to the standard Hershey’s kiss. Some of the new contenders include the “Caramel Toffee Bar” from Bapchi, which they argue to be satisfying but hardly worth it’s price tag, and “The Espresso Bar” by Zoe’s Chocolate Co., which for they found to be the perfect mixture of creamy espresso flavored white chocolate and rich dark chocolate.

For more outside-the-box Valentine’s Day goodies, check out the blog post here.

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Throwback Thursdays

Recent photos on The Fletcher School’s Admissions Facebook Page interestingly compare the Fletcher of years ago to the Fletcher we see today.

With historic photos from the archives paired next to more recent photos taken today, these fun ‘Throwback Thursday” posts show that although Fletcher may look different over the years, the students still have the same passion and excitement for learning.

Check out this one “Throwback Thursday” post below, and for more photos check out their Facebook page.

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What’s on Your Plate?

Ever wondered how the Tufts dining centers actually manage to get all the delicious foods you love onto your plate? Watch this video made by Tufts students Austin Bening, A13, Jake Hellman, A16 and Maya Navon, A15, for a behind-the-scenes look!

For more information on Tufts Dining, check out their tumblr.

 

 

 

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