I mentioned earlier this week that I was interested in getting incoming students to connect via the Web. One aspect of this is Facebook and I did indeed get a response letting me know that a Facebook Group is out there for you to join. Here is what you need to know to join if you are an incoming student and you have a Facebook account:
To request to join the Facebook group Columbia SIPA- MPA MIA MDP 2011, log in to Facebook and enter the group name is the search bar. The group will then appear for you to click on. In order to guarantee the privacy of the group, find the administrator (Maria Cecilia Ramirez) and send her a private message with the user name and password you use to access SIPA Welcome Page – hint, this information is listed in your admission letter.
We also received our first few submissions of ways to connect/read outside of the world of Facebook. Once again, if you are an incoming student that will be starting classes in September and want to give people the ability to read or follow you, send an email with your name, degree program, and blog/Twitter/web addresses where you can be found to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title – Summer Reading.
Submitted Follow Information
Pablo Alfaro (Incoming MPA) Twitter Account: @pfalfaro (in Spanish)
Rafael Merchan (Incoming MPA-DP) Blog: http://agdes.blogspot.com/