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Sep13, 2019

Job Growth: First Six Months in Colorado

By University of Denver |September 13, 2019

Although Boulder, the heartland of the new Colorado Democrats, has the top job growth the first six months of 2019 (a little surprising since they often eschew growth and jobs), it is shared with Republican Colorado with Grand Junction, Greeley and Colorado Springs joining it in the top four....
Sep13, 2019

Will Hickenlooper Run for Senate? Rudin’s Weekly Podcast

By University of Denver |September 13, 2019

Ken RudinKen Rudin’s weekly podcast featured John Hickenlooper on the day he quit his unsuccessful presidential race and started speculation on a U.S. Senate run against Cory Gardner. Rudin, for years, was a regular on NPR’s All Things Considered with his feature show, “Political Junkie.”After a long conversation on Hickenlooper’s failed presidential campaign and the 2020 political environment in Colorado, Rudin asked me three questions?Will Hickenlooper run for senate?If there is a pr...
Sep13, 2019

News From the Campaign – Medicare for All in Trouble and Guns in Duck and Cover

By University of Denver |September 13, 2019

Medicare for AllNew polling shows voters with reservations about Medicare for All’s cost and impact on private insurance. Bernie Sanders’s and Elizabeth Warren’s proposal is under assault by Joe Biden, John Hickenlooper, Michael Bennet and all the party’s moderates. They are warning that if the goal is to win the election and not just ideological fights, Medicare for All is a general election liability. Numerous polls agree.And, although a majority of Democratic voters still like it, eve...
Sep13, 2019

Placement and Polls Structure the Debate

By University of Denver |September 13, 2019

As expected, the July Democratic debates mostly reinforced the positions of the polling leaders. The placement of the top tier candidates between the two nights set the dynamics for the show. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren dominated the first debate and the topics became the promotion and defense of their left position, especially on health care. The most interesting dynamic was a group of moderates challenging the frontrunners speaking and grabbing some attention.The “1” percent challe...
Sep13, 2019

Does Hickenlooper’s Presidential Campaign End August 28? Interview With April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz at KOA

By University of Denver |September 13, 2019

August 28 is the last day for Democratic presidential candidates to qualify for the September 12 (and 13 if needed) Democratic debate. John Hickenlooper is not even close to qualifying with having made 2 percent, the threshold in only one national poll, and receiving no measurable support in several others conducted post the July debates. He’s now at the bottom of the list of 21 candidates reported by RealClearPolitics with a 0.0 average. In fact, in the latest list, he’s been dropped as Tom...
Sep13, 2019

Arapahoe County Gets Polling Data on New Jail

By University of Denver |September 13, 2019

In a recently completed poll for Arapahoe County fixing the crowded jail was supported by 63 percent of likely November voters. The Ciruli Associates poll was conducted at the end of July, with 401 likely November Arapahoe County voters (±4.9 percentage points).Proposals for a new jail, courthouse and DA’s office were being reviewed by a committee of county residents assembled by the county commissioners.Voters were only modestly supportive of new taxes to build the $464 million jail with a n...
Sep13, 2019

Hickenlooper Gets a Meme, But is it Goodbye? – KOA

By University of Denver |September 13, 2019

John Hickenlooper speaks during Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit, July 30, 2019 | Paul Sancya/APJohn Hickenlooper got one of the lines of the night in an animated exchange with Bernie Sanders when he said Sanders’s “Medicine for All” was radical and would “FedEx the election to Trump.” Sanders threw his arms up in frustration over the word “radical” and Hickenlooper mocked him in an arm wave that made social media. Hickenlooper was one of five moderate Democra...
Sep13, 2019

All Moderates Want to Replace Biden

By University of Denver |September 13, 2019

If Joe Biden fades, all the moderates from the first night’s debate and Michael Bennet from the second night want to become the face of the moderate wing of the party. Unfortunately for them, Biden’s support in the Black community, mostly based on association with Barack Obama, is unlikely to transfer. They will quickly find that building a majority primary constituency is very difficult. Nonetheless, the second round of Democratic debates revived the party moderates to take on Bernie Sander...
Sep13, 2019

Odds and ends: Justice Sotomayor at Tufts, Mapping Futures, and student activities at Fletcher

By Tufts University |September 13, 2019

Lots going on this week, as is typical with students settled in to classes and the semester in full swing. On Wednesday we welcomed our latest cohort of Map Your Future (MYF) students to Fletcher at our annual MYF pizza lunch. MYF students get admitted to Fletcher right around the time they finish undergrad, but only matriculate after working for two or three years to gain experience. This has quickly become one of my favorite Admissions events, since it involves both lots of food and little req...
Sep13, 2019

2019 Student Life Insight Series – Post #45

By Harvard |September 13, 2019

Joshua Baltodano is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. As a first-generation Latino and former special education student, Joshua dropped-out of high school and later found his calling through the second-chance program—Job Corps. Through Job Corps, Joshua attained his high school diploma and advanced training in Culinary Arts in San Francisco’s Treasure Island center. He later matriculated from City College of San Francisco to UC Berkeley whe...
Sep12, 2019

#ElliottProud: Chasta Piatakovas

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |September 12, 2019

Chasta Piatakovas works in the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, where she assists the Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine teams. She previously worked at The McCain Institute as the executive assistant to the executive director, the former NATO ambassador and GW Elliott School alumnus Kurt Volker. She has studied, lived, and interned in Germany and traveled throughout western and southern Europe. She holds an M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies and a B.A. in International Affair...
Sep12, 2019

Program Assistant Introduction: Steven Reid MIA ’20

By Columbia University |September 12, 2019

Steven Reid was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He is a second-year Master of International Affairs student concentrating in International Finance and Economic Policy and specializing in Data Analytics and Quantitative Analysis. After graduating from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies, he worked in government […]...
Sep12, 2019

Final Admission Application Preparations

By Harvard |September 12, 2019

We are in the final stages of reviewing our online application for 2020 admission consideration. Many applicants have been contacting us regarding the status of the application and we are excited to work with applicants in the coming months. We have had a few changes that have taken longer than expected to implement, but even though the application is not yet available applicants can start the preparation process.Over the past few months we have been running a long-term application planning seri...
Sep11, 2019

#IncomingElliott: Raquel Esther Jorge Ricart

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |September 11, 2019

Raquel Esther Jorge Ricart is a Fulbright grantee who will start her Master’s program in Security Policy Studies at the Elliott School this fall, concentrating in transnational security. She recently graduated with a Master’s in African Studies and International Relations after double majoring in Sociology and Political Science, both in Spain. She is interested in bridging the security gap between public policies and on-the-ground reality, and in the improvement of risk scenarios forec...
Sep11, 2019

Program Assistant Introduction: Nabila Hassan MPA ’20

By Columbia University |September 11, 2019

Nabila Hassan was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is a second-year MPA student concentrating in Economic and Political Development and specializing in Technology, Media and Communications. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a MA in History and Politics, Nabila worked in communications in Malaysia focusing on social impact, public sector […]...
Sep11, 2019

2020 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #22

By Harvard |September 11, 2019

We are still finalizing our 2019 online admission application but this long-term series gives applicants the ability to start the process of assembling application documents and materials prior to the official launch of the application. Included in this entry are the essay prompts for this application cycle and insight regarding a few common questions from applicants regarding the prompts. First, we are frequently asked if there is a place on the application to include information important for...
Sep10, 2019

Student Profile: Randall Telfer

By Johns Hopkins University |September 10, 2019

Name: Randall TelferProgram:  HNC Certificate + Johns Hopkins SAIS MAHometown: Avon, CTUndergraduate Institution and Major: Hamilton College, Chinese Language and World Politics Tell us about your background and how you became interested in China.My interest in China came from the early years of my training in martial arts. When I was about six years old, my mother wanted to learn how to defend herself and took me along to martial arts classes. I remember the instructor incorporating East A...
Sep10, 2019

#ElliottExpert: Nathan Brown

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |September 10, 2019

Nathan Brown was born in Seattle and brings his love of coffee with him wherever he goes.  And he goes to far places, mostly in the Middle East (though he discovered—too late—that his favorite foods are Italian and Korean). His research sometimes takes him to odd places—a military court building in Egypt, a Gazan sixth-grade classroom, a training session for Kuwaiti poll workers, and an Islamic think tank in Jordan. The first Middle Eastern country he visited was Israel, but he does most...
Sep10, 2019

Spring enrollment application deadline

By Tufts University |September 10, 2019

Things are happening quickly around here, friends. Talk of application deadlines around this time of year may seem a bit of lighthearted japery, but don’t get caught napping. Take a look at the calendar, and note that it’s already mid-September. For those interested in January 2020 enrollment at Fletcher, the clock is ticking. October 10, one short month away, is the deadline for submitting your application! That’s actually still quite a bit of time, and there’s no need t...
Sep10, 2019

Program Assistant Introduction: George-Ann Ryan MIA ’20

By Columbia University |September 10, 2019

George-Ann grew up on the island of Antigua in the West Indies with roots in the nearby island of Montserrat. After graduating from Pace University in New York with a BA in Economics focusing on quantitative research methods, George-Ann worked in research and administration roles for nonprofits and government organizations dedicated to economic and social […]...
Sep10, 2019

HKS on the Road

By Harvard |September 10, 2019

Representatives of HKS often travel to meet with prospective applicants and our current list of confirmed recruitment events is noted below. We will be adding more events to our schedule and when new opportunities become available we will post updates to this blog. For those able to visit campus, we offer on campus information sessions and we also have fall open house events on campus. We also host virtual information sessions that allow anyone with a computer and internet connection to parti...
Sep09, 2019

Woodrow Wilson School Application is Live – 2019!

By Princeton University |September 9, 2019

Woodrow Wilson School Application is Live – 2019!Sep 9, 2019Our admissions application for Fall 2020 entry is now live. Please note our application deadline: December 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Between now and our December 1 deadline, we hope you will take the time to learn more about what makes our community incredibly special, and if it resonates with you, we hope you will apply. To get started, please check out our updated viewbook. We are proud of the work that our community does ...
Sep09, 2019

LL.M. Executive Director Joel Trachtman on international law at Fletcher and beyond

By Tufts University |September 9, 2019

This year the LL.M. program welcomes Professor Joel Trachtman as its new Executive Director. I’m happy to share this post from him on the renewed urgency of studying international law, and the many opportunities to do so at Fletcher.  The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Future of International Law At this particular historical moment, one might be forgiven for wondering how bright the future of international law may be. The U.S. seems to have forsaken multilateralism at the ...
Sep09, 2019

Program Assistant Introduction: Stuart Caudill MIA ’20

By Columbia University |September 9, 2019

Note from Emily: It’s a new semester, which means we have new program assistants with us in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. For those of you who spent the last year with Julia, Kier, Dylan, Samantha, and Niara, fret not — they’re all employed and working on exciting things around the world. Maybe […]...
Sep09, 2019

Practitioners, Innovators, Scholars and Leaders in Practice at HKS

By Harvard |September 9, 2019

HKS students have access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities outside of the standard academic schedule. Eleven centers and over 50 initiatives affiliated with HKS conduct research, produce publications, cover international, national and local issues of public policy and management, offer fellowships, organize events and support the teaching curriculum.A critical part of all of these activities is bringing practitioners, innovators, scholars and leaders in practice to HKS to interact...
Sep06, 2019

2020 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #21

By Harvard |September 6, 2019

Developing a CircleThe majority of the entries in this long-term planning series could be described as mechanical – as in providing advice on the mechanics of the process and different parts of the admission application. This entry will veer more toward the philosophical. I would argue that no meaningful task in life is accomplished without the influence and/or input of others. Family, friends, teachers, coaches, mentors, coworkers, and significant others all play a role in our development and...
Sep05, 2019

#ElliottProud: Alexander Werman

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |September 5, 2019

Alexander Werman is a researcher with Control Risks, a specialist global risk consultancy, currently based out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In this role, he analyzes the political, security, and socioeconomic environment in the Middle East and North Africa for businesses, NGOs, and governments that have interests in the region. He completed a bachelors in business administration from Emory University and a Masters in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School at George Washington Univer...
Sep05, 2019

An extra-special Convocation

By Tufts University |September 5, 2019

New student arrival: check. Orientation: check. Official start of classes: check. Things are basically underway here for the 2019-2020 academic year, but without a good convoking, it doesn’t quite feel like the year has officially started. That will all change on Friday with this year’s Convocation ceremony. Convocation is always equal parts formal and celebratory, full of academic pageantry and the good energy of a community happy to be gathered together for the first time of the ye...
Sep05, 2019

The First Day of School

By Columbia University |September 5, 2019

Tuesday was the first day of classes here, and you can feel the energy of students, faculty, and the community on campus. Here’s a little of what’s going on at Columbia, and what you can expect. The blog is taking listener requests Remember to search through our archives, and if you can’t find the topic […]...
Sep05, 2019

2020 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #20

By Harvard |September 5, 2019

All HKS students, no matter the Master’s degree program, must complete courses related to economics and quantitative analysis. Strong undergraduate or graduate performance in classes that involve the use of quantitative methods is thus preferred. This can include, but is not limited to, math, economics, and statistics courses. Some applicants who do not take such classes as part of a degree program will enroll in such classes after graduating to improve their candidacy. Transcripts and test sc...