We’ve been busy talking to so many fantastic students these past few weeks, past, current and future! Graduation for the SIPA Class of 2018 is coming up in a few weeks, and it’s bittersweet for us to watch the students we’ve known since they attended their first info session, graduate and go off into the world. On the other side, we’ve talked to many of our newly admitted students as they figure out what life at SIPA will be like. We’ll be giving some peeks into student life next week on the blog. Until then, here’s what we’ve been up to at SIPA:

It’s been 10 days since Admitted Students’ Day, our annual open house for the new MIA, MPA, and MPA-DP incoming class. We welcomed the SIPA Class of 2020 to campus for the day, allowing them to get a feel for the vibrant and busy SIPA community.

This past weekend was Alumni Day, where past students reunited for informative panels and to catch up. Clockwise from the top left is the SIPA Class of 2008, Class of 2013, Class of 1998, Class of 1993 – two classes celebrating their 20- and 25-year anniversaries! The years our alumni spent here as current students led to lifetime bonds around the world.

Finally, we’re giving a huge congratulations to economist Richard Clarida, who was nominated as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, the second-ranking position in the United States’ central banking system.

We’re excited to see the SIPA community grow in so many diverse directions. Wishing you all a great weekend!