In contrast to my snow-day reading day, a mere two weeks ago, today is warm and I’m settled into a sunny spot in (of course) my kitchen. No need to grip a tea cup while reading today. Even my usually cold house is very comfortable.
The climatic conditions have made this a very enjoyable final reading day for this semester. Also contributing is that I don’t really have a full day of reading. Only about 20 applications, and I’ll round out the day with other tasks. A little variety makes for a less tiring day.
So what should applicants take away from this? We’re nearly done reviewing all the applications, aside from those still to come on March 1 (LLM and MIB only). All of the admissions committees (MALD/MA, MIB, LLM, PhD) will be meeting in March. And once all the discussion is complete, the last step is to finalize decisions and award scholarships. We’re on track for an on-time mid-March decision date.
Back to my queue and the last of today’s applications. I’m sure there will still be a few applications that come my way in the next few weeks, but I’ll be reading them at Fletcher and on a one-by-one basis. For now, I’ll enjoy my sunny patch and my final reading day.