Archive 2019

Public Works by Colin Steele (F’3G)

by tuftsigl
Public Works by Colin Steele (F’3G) Jul 18

I have read that the urge to create begins as a tickle and turns into a bonfire. In this first report on the project I am calling Public Works, let me try to describe the idea that has been tickling me for the past few years and the beacon I am hoping to light.

It might help to begin by describing how I came to Fletcher in the first place. Like many of my peers, I had studied and worked in Washington, D.C. and had reached what felt like that point in the very-early-middle of a career at which a master’s degree is the commonly accepted next step. I was confident that I had learned how to do school, I was increasingly confident that I knew how to work, and I was looking for new work—all of which, as far as I could tell, led me  to pursue a master’s degree.

Jul 15

Art and Culture at the Middle East Institute by Miranda Macaulay Miller (A’20)

by tuftsigl

A few weeks ago, I started my internship at the Middle East Institute (MEI) in Washington, D.C. The Middle East Institute is one of many think tanks in Washington, D.C., but it also happens to be the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East.

Jul 12

Your Place, My Place: Investing in the Strength of Nairobi’s Informal Settlements by Geoffrey Tam (F’20)

by tuftsigl

Five major components define a slum household according to UN Habitat: lack of access to an improved water source, lack of access to improved sanitation facilities, lack of sufficient living area, lack of housing durability, and lack of security of tenure.