Has the “Golden Week” Lost its Luster?

By CHRIS SCOTT NANJING — On Oct. 1, as China celebrated the founding of the People's Republic, millions of tourists flooded the many hallowed historic sites, mystic mountains and breathtaking scenic wonders across the country. See more photos here. The legally mandated three days off, coupled with rescheduled weekend days, gives everyone in the country…

Bologna Elects New SGA

With the calendar already reading October, the newly elected SAIS Europe Student Government Association is ready and excited to get started. Led by President Andrew Caruso (U.S.), the other members are Joana Allamani (Albania), Max Beck (Germany), Derek Brooks (U.S.) and Irene Forzoni (Italy).

SGA Hosts Yearly Italian Dinner in DC

WASHINGTON — The Student Government Association hosted the annual “Italian Dinner” on Wednesday, Oct. 8, a tradition that brings together students from all three campuses -- second-year Bologna, Nanjing, and DC students (all enrolled in DC) -- in an atmosphere of food, drinks, and conversation. SAIS provided the food -- an assembly line of salad,…

Crossing Off The Bucket List: A Water Exhibition

BY MITCH RHYNER BOLOGNA — Finally, I’m able to cross off one of the top items on my bucket list: to attend a design exhibition dedicated to water. Bologna Water Design, a showcase open from September 22nd to 27th, presented water-related installations by renowned architects, designers, and companies. Held at the former Hospital of the Innocents,…

Students Settle into Nanjing: Orientation at HNC

BY IAN WEISSGERBER NANJING, China — On Sept. 15, 2014, students from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Europe, and the United States converged on the Johns Hopkins University–Nanjing University’s Center for Chinese and American Studies, more commonly known as the “Hopkins–Nanjing Center” (HNC), to begin orientation week for the 2014-2015 academic…

SAIS Italian Society Meets with Parliamentarians and Professionals

BY RUI ZHONG WASHINGTON, D.C. — Casual discussions on the Scottish referendum and European policy reform are commonplace in Washington, D.C., but a chance to engage current issues with active policymakers adds a new dimension to discussions of current events and politics, as one group of SAIS students recently found. On the afternoon of Sept.…