Today I’m going to share the writing of others. Tufts has several publications — online and traditional — and two recent stories about Fletcher caught my eye.
The first (which I saw on the online TuftsNow site) was written by Elliot Ackerman, F03, who shares his belief that universities should recruit more veterans. Elliot was a writer-in-residence (our first!) at Fletcher this past spring, coinciding with the publication of his novel, Green on Blue. He is also a decorated veteran, who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after completing the dual BA/MALD degree.
The second story appeared in “Blueprint,” the publication of the University’s development office. It describes the origin of the new Topol Fellowship and the additional funds that Sid Topol donated to expand Fletcher’s “long-standing commitment to the study of nonviolent resistance.” You can also see the article on page 6 of the Blueprint down below.
Finally, not from a Tufts publication, but related to the story on the Topol Fellowship, comes this blog post from Benjamin Naimark-Rowse, a PhD candidate and the first recipient of the Topol Fellowship. He notes that his piece, “The Founding Myth of the United States of America,” is “about how nonviolent resistance is at the heart of the story of our independence struggle, or at least it should be.”