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0526, 2017

Humphrey students, Pi visit in Shenzhen

By University of Minnesota |May 26, 2017

Chendong Pi (MPP ’13) recently hosted Humphrey’s PA 5880 class in Shenzhen, China. The Global Cities, High-Density Urban and Regional Development in China class met with a social project NGO incubator agency.Connect with Chendong on LinkedIn....
0526, 2017

Steies joins Students for Education Reform

By University of Minnesota |May 26, 2017

John Steies (MPP ’14) has joined Students for Education Reform as the Massachusetts program director. He was formerly a legislative assistant with the Minnesota House of Representatives.Connect with John on LinkedIn....
0526, 2017

Lanthier moves to Department of Agriculture

By University of Minnesota |May 26, 2017

Karen Lanthier (MS-STEP ’14) recently moved to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program. She was formerly an assistant program director with Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships at the University of Minnesota Extension.Connect with Karen on LinkedIn....
0526, 2017

Banu promoted at Shire

By University of Minnesota |May 26, 2017

Luana Banu (MPP ’04) has been promoted at Shire in Switzerland to international strategic projects lead. She was formerly the public affairs lead.Connect with Luana on LinkedIn....
0526, 2017

Langer takes position with GeoPoll

By University of Minnesota |May 26, 2017

Langer takes position with GeoPollAnna Langer (MPP ’09) recently became the director of project management for social and public sectors. She was formerly a project manager with DAI.Connect with Anna on LinkedIn....
0526, 2017

Amara joins Robins Kaplan LLP

By University of Minnesota |May 26, 2017

Abou Amara (MPP ’12) has joined Robins Kaplan LLP as a summer associate. Robins Kaplan LLC is a Minneapolis-based law firm.Connect with Abou on LinkedIn....
0526, 2017

Things To Keep In Mind As You Prepare To Move To Bologna

By Johns Hopkins University |May 26, 2017

Summer is at our doorstep and before they’ll know it, incoming students at SAIS Europe will be in Bologna. Before arriving in Bologna, there are some things you should do and that remain on your mind.VISASIf you do not have a European Union passport, you will need to apply for a visa to study in Italy. You should have received at least an electronic copy of the letter to request the visa. If you have not, please contact us at sais.eu.admissions@jhu.eduGetting a visa can take some time and...
0526, 2017

Memorial Day Office Closure

By Harvard |May 26, 2017

Please note that Monday, May 29 is a National Holiday (Memorial Day) in the United States and our offices will be closed. Our responses to email and voice mail messages might thus be delayed next week. Thank you for your patience.Graduation activities concluded yesterday and readers can take a look back at the previous year by watching a short year in photos video.  Access to YouTube is required to watch this video and email subscribers may need to visit the blog directly to watch....
0525, 2017

Politics & Polls #45: Inside Hillary Clinton’s ‘Doomed’ Campaign

By Princeton University |May 25, 2017

Politics & Polls #45: Inside Hillary Clinton’s ‘Doomed’ CampaignMay 25, 2017More than 100 insider sources helped journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes lift the veil on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the many avoidable missteps that turned a winnable election into a stunning defeat. Allen and Parnes’ new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” digs deeper to illuminate a flawed campaign that resulted in a defeat that shocked the world. */ In this ep...
0525, 2017

Commencing a new chapter

By Tufts University |May 25, 2017

I wanted to draw readers’ attention to a nice Q&A feature with graduating students that the Fletcher communications team pulled together this spring.  The pieces have the common theme of “commencing a new chapter,” and the posts come from: Ammar, MIB student who was active in Fletcher student governance and gave a wonderful introduction for Professor Schena at Commencement. Angga, whose contributions to the Fletcher student community are nearly impossible to summarize.  S...
0525, 2017

Office Closure Alert: May 26-May 29

By Johns Hopkins University |May 25, 2017

In observance of Commencement and Memorial Day, the Office of Admissions will be closed Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, May 30....
0525, 2017

John Kerry Commencement Address at Harvard Kennedy School

By Harvard |May 25, 2017

Former United States Secretary of State John Kerry will delivered the Graduation Address to the Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2017.“John Kerry is a remarkable public servant who has dedicated decades working for peace, security, humanitarian and social justice, and the fight against human-caused climate change,” said HKS Dean Doug Elmendorf. Access to YouTube is required to watch this video and email subscribers may need to visit the blog directly to watch. ...
0525, 2017

Columbia University to open Center for Veteran Transition and Integration

By Columbia University |May 25, 2017

Earlier this month, Columbia University announced the creation of a new Center for Veteran Transition and Integration that will provide innovative educational programming and support for veterans making the transition to two- and four-year colleges, graduate and professional schools, civilian life, and the workforce. Major Michael Abrams, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a current Marine Corps Reservist, as well as the founder of FourBlock, a program to prepare veterans for business caree...
0524, 2017

Singhathip passes away

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Mailee Singhathip (MPA ’14) passed away unexpectedly on May 9, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, 17-year-old daughter, and 10-year old son.Information about services can be found here.A fundraising page for Mailee’s family has been set up here....
0524, 2017

Mastrud promoted at School of Public Health

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Heidi Mastrud (MPA ’13) recently became the director of alumni relations at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health. She was formerly the assistant director of stewardship and annual giving.Connect with Heidi on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

Hodge featured in Legacy Magazine

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Aaliyah Hodge (MPP ’16) was featured in the University of Minnesota’s Legacy magazine for her work with charter schools. Hodge is currently working with sixth graders at Best Academy in Minneapolis.Connect with Aaliyah on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

Corcoran featured in Star Tribune

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Aaron Corcoran (MPP ’13) was featured in the Star Tribune for his participation in a Minnesota Chamber-sponsored job match program. Corcoran is currently a workforce development and career pathways analyst at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.Connect with Aaron on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

Erdenemandakh, Priestley, and Greco featured in Star Tribune

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Jargalmaa Erdenemandakh (MPP ’17), Kevin Priestley (MURP ’17), and Mike Greco (MURP ’10) were featured in the Star Tribune for their work in Brooklyn Park with the Resilient Communities Project. The Resilient Communities Project connects students with a chosen community and allows them to develop projects to help city leaders.Read the Star Tribune article here.Connect with Jargalmaa on LinkedIn.Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn.Connect with Mike on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

Hawkins moves to U of M Extension

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Jennifer Hawkins (MPP ’03) has begun work as an assistant extension professor at the University of Minnesota Extension in Rochester. She formerly was the director of global business practicum, strategic initiatives and engagement at the Carlson School of Management.Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

Mac Arthur joins Innova LLC

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Andrea Mac Arthur (MPP ’12) recently joined Innova LLC as their principal. Mac Arthur was formerly a product manager at Greater Twin Cities United Way.Connect with Andrea on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

Orgera begins work with Kaiser Family Foundation

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Kendal Orgera (MPP ’16) has begun work with the Kaiser Family Foundation as Medicare Policy Analyst. She formerly worked at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health as a graduate research assistant.Connect with Kendal on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

Bailey joins Metropolitan Council

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Cameran Bailey (MURP ’16) has joined the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities as the SolSmart Solar Advisor. He was formerly the logistics and supervision coordinator at Soltec Renewable Energies.Connect with Cameran on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

Krafft researches marriage and jobs in Egypt

By University of Minnesota |May 24, 2017

Caroline Krafft (MPP ’11) and Humphrey professor Ragui Assaad have been researching the correlation between employment and marriage in Egypt. Krafft is currently an assistant professor of economics at St. Catherine’s University.Connect with Caroline on LinkedIn....
0524, 2017

How About the French Transition?

By University of Denver |May 24, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)greets visiting French PresidentEmmanuel Macron in Berlin on May 15, 2017 | Xinhua/Shan YuqiThe first round of the French presidential election was April 23, the second round 14 days later on May 7 and the transition completed on Sunday, May 14. It was a simple ceremony at the Élysée Palace, a speech by the new president and the brief ride down Avenue des Champs-Élysées in a military vehicle. A wreath was laid and President Macron went to work.One day ...
0524, 2017

The EU Gets a Boost. Next Up: England, Germany and Italy.

By University of Denver |May 24, 2017

With the victory of Emmanuel Macron, the EU gets a moment to reconfigure its future. It would be wise not to waste time. European electorates are in considerable stress with far-right and far-left movements adopting nationalist, anti-EU positions to compete with old center parties.The next European elections are as important as Brexit, Trump and Macron. Prime Minister Theresa May wants to strengthen a governing majority in Great Britain for EU negotiations. Chancellor Angela Merkel must renew he...
0524, 2017

French Nationalism Now the Main European Opposition to Globalism

By University of Denver |May 24, 2017

Although the National Front, the main French party representing anti-immigrant, anti-EU sentiments, lost the presidential run-off; the anti-global position in France continues to grow. Marine Le Pen received 21% of the vote in April’s French first round election, but the total of right and left anti-global parties equaled nearly half the total vote (49%).She increased her vote share 13 percent in the second round run-off to 34 percent. Hence, a third of the French electorate supports an extrem...
0524, 2017

Day in the Life of an HNC Student: Tarela Osuobeni

By Johns Hopkins University |May 24, 2017

Student life at the HNC is filled with many different events that are dependent on specific interests and community involvement! Here’s a snippet of my typical weekday at the HNC. Enjoy! 9:00am: I wake up and head to find breakfast on 金银街. It’s a street right outside of HNC’s East entrance and it usually has different vendors selling 煎饼 or 包子 for breakfast in the morning. This morning I grab some steamed buns filled with veggies and an egg soaked in spiced tea with soybean mi...
0524, 2017

Student Life Insight Series – Post #22

By Harvard |May 24, 2017

Giffin Daughtridge is graduating this month with an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. At HKS, he was a Zuckerman Fellow in the Harvard Center for Public Leadership.Giffin was born in South Carolina and grew up all over the US in Utah, Indiana, and North Carolina. He is a proud Tar Heel after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in Biology and Spanish. Following UNC, Gi...
0523, 2017

On Delivering Official Transcripts…

By Johns Hopkins University |May 23, 2017

I want to begin by noting that this blog entry pertains to students whose applications are managed by the Washington, D.C. Office of Admissions. As you should know, all incoming students must eventually provide final, official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Some of you may have done so already as part of the application process, while some of you may have been unable to do so for a variety of valid reasons. If you fall into the latter category, here's what you need to know about submit...
0523, 2017

‘A Bee, a Tree, What’s In It For Me?’ Class Examines Environmental Policy

By Princeton University |May 23, 2017

‘A Bee, a Tree, What’s In It For Me?’ Class Examines Environmental PolicyMay 23, 2017 */ Climate change expert Michael Oppenheimer and ecologist David Wilcove teamed up to explore a range of environmental concerns through a policy lens in the spring course “The Environment: Science and Policy.” Full story here. ...