A Policy Without a Process

This past December, SAIS Corps' annual trip to Honduras was abruptly canceled by the SAIS administration due to their concerns over the safety of participants. The resulting controversy over the decision has highlighted the school's lack of a consistent process regarding trip pre-approval and funding. Campus News Editor Thomas Procter reports.

How You Got Here: SAIS Admissions

With approximately 1600 M.A. applications for SAIS Washington and Europe alone, the SAIS Admissions Office is used to handling a range of applicants from more than 70 countries across the world. In a multi-campus school offering a variety of degrees, the admissions process is a collective effort. Nimisha Jaiswal reports.

Down the Western Front, 100 Years Later – ISR 2014

On March 21, as Friday exams winded down to commence Spring Break, a Brussels-bound flight set off for a quiet Western Front. 100 years ago, American soldiers traveled by sea to fight in World War I. Last month, over forty SAIS students went by air; not to fight, but to study how the fight in 1918 ended. Jameel Khan reports.

General IR, a Disadvantaged Concentration?

Among the 1,318 applicants who applied for admission to the SAIS class of 2016, 14% of them (185 people) applied for the General International Relations program (first choice), which makes it the second most popular concentration. However, current students have different opinions about the program's advantages and disadvantages. Zhaoyin Feng reports.

New Head of Communications

Nidhi Sinha took on the role of SAIS director of communications and marketing this semester. She discussed with the Observer about her vision of both internal and external communications of SAIS.

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