Bolognesi Make Easter Pilgrimage to Rome

By BRYN JANSSON BOLOGNA – There are many advantages to spending a year studying in Bologna. While the academics are top-notch at all three SAIS campuses, Bologna provides access to travel opportunities that are unfeasible from either Washington, D.C. or Nanjing. Celebrating Easter Mass with the Pope in St. Peter’s Square is one such experience.…

The 2014 Singapore Lacrosse Spectacular

By CHASE STEWART NANJING -- Stepping off the plane, lacrosse stick in hand, I walked down the stairs and onto the tarmac of the Singapore Changi Airport. I couldn’t believe where I was. A couple of years ago, I had heard rumors of a lacrosse team in Shanghai. I was excited, but needed more proof…

新年快乐!Spring Festival in China

by CHASE STEWART NANJING -- “Hurry up and shower!” she shouted from the kitchen. "Later," I responded. "Before dinner!” “Why?” “You have to wash away the old year and be clean to welcome the New Year," she said, exasperated. "But its been 2015 for almost two months…” I grumbled to no avail. This was the start…

Midterms Mark the Beginning of the End in Bologna

By BRYN JANSSON BOLOGNA -- March Madness doesn’t refer only to the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament. As SAIS Europe students can attest, it also aptly describes the growing stress levels sweeping the student body during Spring semester midterms. It stems not only from exam pressure, but also from the realization that the sweet, sweet freedom…

Ping Pong Diplomacy Showdown: United States vs United Kingdom

By JANAE MARTIN BOLOGNA -- As Friday, March 6, marked the close of the first week of midterms, SAIS Europe students bore witness to a long-anticipated, high-stakes match of table tennis, a welcome calm before a stormy second week of exams and papers. In October, a group of SAISers transformed the basement-level recreation room of…

NAACP President Cornell Brooks Talks Civil Rights at SAIS

By CORY BULLOCK WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, Feb. 25, President and CEO of the NAACP Cornell Williams Brooks evoked his ministerial background to deliver a sermon-like address in Kenney Auditorium on the topic of civil rights in the United States. Hosted by the SAIS Africa Association and International Law Society, the event sought to highlight key civil…