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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On language learning at Fletcher

The “news” of the change in Fletcher’s foreign language requirement is maybe not really news to a lot of readers by now. The official announcement of the change in policy was made a week or so ago, and we’ve been in touch individually with a lot of incoming and current students since that time. For those to whom this is indeed still news, the core information is that Fletcher students will now have the option to demonstrate second language proficiency as an additional credential, rather than being required to do so in order to graduate.

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Fletcher Summer Live

Fletcher’s Office of Executive Education has recently announced the start of an exciting new initiative: Fletcher Summer Live. Offering short and condensed online versions of several popular courses, the program makes available to the wider public Fletcher faculty expertise and scholarship on a variety of critical international issues.

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