Taking stock of the office

Last week I did something I’ve not done in about a year and a half. Something I’d nearly forgotten how to do, so long a layoff has it been. Am I talking about eating at a restaurant, or perhaps checking out F9 in theaters? No way – I’m still a bit skittish about that kind of stuff (anxious as I am to catch up on the latest with Dom Toretto and his “family”). What I’m referring to is more momentous than either of those return-to-normalcy indicators. Readers, I physically went INTO THE OFFICE.

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Fletcher Virtual Tour: The Reboot

Today I offer up a blog version of the classic “clip show” TV episode. It’s true that in highlighting the Fletcher Virtual Tour series from last year I am unabashedly recycling old content. But if we’re being honest with ourselves we can admit that clip shows of our favorite TV series were always secretly kind of fun. Heck, ESPN Classic is an entire network dedicated to the re-airing of old content! So I therefore absolve myself of any guilt for digging into the archives.

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Commencement 2021

Having a beautiful spring day for this year’s virtual commencement ceremonies didn’t technically matter, but it somehow made the screen-mediated festivities feel slightly closer to how they should be observed. While it might be cold comfort to this year’s graduates, the added knowledge that we’re quickly approaching a return to “normalcy” lent a buoyancy to the ceremony that the occasion deserves.

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Civic engagement honors for Fletcher students

Mid-May is a time for a lot of celebrations in these parts, beyond just the (relatively) permanent arrival of beautiful spring weather. The Honos Civicus Society of Tufts’ Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life announces its annual awardees around this time each year, and it’s always such a pleasure to see a healthy crop of Fletcher students included in the list.

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