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Citizen Editorial Team Spotlight

Citizen Editorial Team Spotlight

For our final Spotlight of the year, we bring you a portrait of some of the incredible staff here at The Citizen. They selflessly gave their time to bring you…

REFLECTIONS: Last Words of the Graduating Class

REFLECTIONS: Last Words of the Graduating Class

The Citizen asked students to share their ‘last words’ in mini 140-character messages, adopting a practice from the social-networking service, Twitter. Why 140 characters? Well, Twitter founders chose 140 characters…

REFLECTIONS: Love Conquers All: Charity Is Pure Love

REFLECTIONS: Love Conquers All: Charity Is Pure Love

By Greg Pavone, MPP’14 From the time I was about fourteen, my dream has been to graduate from Harvard Business School, get a high-powered job on Wall Street as an…

REFLECTIONS: To My Fellow Classmates: Please Bring HKS Home with You

REFLECTIONS: To My Fellow Classmates: Please Bring HKS Home with You

By Karla Peterson, MPP’14 “Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the Harvard Kennedy School.” These are the words that in March 2012 marked one of the happiest days of my life,…

REFLECTIONS: Crossing the Finish Line

REFLECTIONS: Crossing the Finish Line

By Siahoe Lim, Mason Fellow/MPA “Are you crazy?” Those were the honest first words of disbelief from my husband and two sons when I first broached my proposal to apply…

REFLECTIONS: The things I learned at HKS

REFLECTIONS: The things I learned at HKS

By Julia Fetherston, MPP’14 Ninety nine days ago, I began asking second-year public policy students: What is one thing you learned at HKS? Their responses amount to a remarkable catalogue…

REFLECTIONS: The Presence of Absence: An ode to seeking all that is not there

REFLECTIONS: The Presence of Absence: An ode to seeking all that is not there

By Asma Jaber, MPP’14 Fifteen years ago, my daily routine was to say to my late father, “No! Not at the entrance. Drop me off here!” – hoping my adolescent…

REFLECTIONS: Reflecting on the HKS experience: The sacrifices we’ve made and the people we’ve become

REFLECTIONS: Reflecting on the HKS experience: The sacrifices we’ve made and the people we’ve become

By Adrienne Murphy, MPP’14 As the students filed out of my classroom one mid-May afternoon, I noticed Ricky lingering quietly, pretending to read the newspaper articles posted on a bulletin…

REFLECTIONS: Cultivating our eulogy virtues

REFLECTIONS: Cultivating our eulogy virtues

By Claudia Newman-Martin, MPP’14 I clearly remember arriving here two years ago. I remember spending 20 minutes searching for Littauer, and the next 15 looking for a bathroom that was…

REFLECTIONS: The Island Of Harvard

REFLECTIONS: The Island Of Harvard

Simon R. Bone, MC/MPA Overcast grey skies that whisper wildly with the wind. A chilling cold that cuts through bone and carcass. An airport that closes down due to bad…

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