Fletcher takes over the cannon

Even while conducting the fall 2020 semester remotely, Fletcher makes itself felt on the Tufts campus. It was such a delight to get the recent update that the Tufts cannon has been Fletcherized. The cannon functions as a low-tech message board of sorts for the entire Tufts community, and is repurposed so frequently that it has been covered in an actual ton of paint in the fairly recent past.

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A roundup of some timely Fletcher research

As the world enters month 5 of constant crisis mode, one reassuring bright spot on our end has been witnessing the nimbleness of Fletcher’s scholarly community in analyzing various facets of the pandemic. While it’s admittedly something of a cold comfort, it’s hard not to notice how an interdisciplinary international affairs faculty and research community is ideally positioned to respond to one of the most truly global emergencies of our lifetimes.

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A bittersweet farewell to Liz

At the blog-reading stage, some readers may have a vague familiarity with Liz’s name, but you’d be hard-pressed to find any Fletcher students over the past 7 years who don’t know her well. We’ve been aware for nearly a month that Liz is moving on to an exciting new admissions opportunity, but the reality of her departure is setting in for real as she spends her final days on our team.

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A brief holiday interlude

Things are beginning to slow down a wee bit for Fletcher students. “Starting” is the key word here, as plenty of students aren’t out of the woods of finals quite yet, but most can at least see the finish line at this point. The Ginn Library reading room was as packed as I’ve ever seen it late last week, but this week it’s started looking sparse.

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January 10th application deadline reminder

Readers, I realize it may seem comically premature of me to start issuing deadline reminders a full month in advance. The January 10th application deadline – the big one, the scholarship priority one, the one that applies to the majority of applicants – is still weeks away. Let’s think about the other things many of you have going on during that time, though. The collective list may include finals, end-of-year workplace budgets, reports, and projects, holiday shopping and planning, travels both near and far, and hopefully a bit of seasonal celebrating and relaxing. That month, which seems to promise loads of available time to work away on your applications, can start looking pretty short pretty quickly.

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