First-year alumni: Rami begins his Foreign Service Career

It was such a pleasure to hear recently from Rami, a 2019 Fletcher grad and great friend of the Admissions office. During his Fletcher tenure one couldn’t spend much time here at all without eventually bumping into Rami, usually on the way to or from one of his many involvements at the school. A particularly nice person in a community of nice people, Rami has unsurprisingly gotten off to a great professional start with his Foreign Service career.

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An annotated Fletcher tour: the 7th floor

The 7th floor of the Cabot building leads the list of “hidden gems” at Fletcher. Getting there can take a bit of extra determination since it requires either a serious stair climb or dealing with Fletcher’s occasionally-balky elevator, but the space rewards the effort. You’ll immediately be struck by the views, some of the best available of the greater Cambridge/Boston area outside of the top of the Prudential Center (which, incidentally, is visible from the 7th floor).

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Annotated Fletcher tour, continued

Regular blog readers may recall a few posts back in early June beginning a virtual tour of Fletcher. Ah, early June, not even three full months into our pandemic-adjusted lifestyles! At the time, I wanted to be sure that incoming and prospective students who might normally try to visit campus in the summer for a look around had something of an alternative option until the broader implications of the COVID-19 crisis became clear. As things progressed and the time horizon of our remote situation got longer, though, focusing on our physical space that no one could access for the foreseeable future started to feel a bit tone-deaf. So to the back-burner this series went.

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2021 application now available

I always enjoy posting an update about the new admissions application going live. While there’s no “official” start to an admissions cycle, this is as discrete a point as any to consider the beginning of our year, and there’s a celebratory aspect to it (at least for us). Readers with any familiarity of past-year applications won’t notice many differences, but there’s nonetheless been a sizable list of tasks on our end to ready things for the coming year.

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