Today is the last day for undergraduate students to get free tickets to Spring Fling. Free tickets will be available online at www.tuftstickets.com until 11:59 pm tonight, after which any remaining tickets will be sold at the Campus Center information booth for $20. This year’s main acts will take the stage at 1 p.m. with Lupe Fiasco, followed by White Panda at 2:15 p.m. and Guster at 3:45 p.m.. More information about Saturday’s event can be found here.
You might have already heard this year’s TCU presidential candidates, juniors Wyatt Cadley and Logan Cotton, discuss their big ideas for Tufts as they campaign around campus before Tuesday’s election. But how can you cast a ballot for your favorite candidate without knowing his favorite ice cream flavor? Here are some lesser-known facts about the two presidential hopefuls that should help as you fulfill your duty as an active citizen.
- Major(s): Political Science and Economics
- Hometown: Katonah, New York
- Favorite ice cream flavor: Oreo Cookie Dough from JP Licks
- Number of Boston visits per month: 3
- Method(s) of procrastination: Hang out with friends, Facebook, Fantasy Football, and run for TCU President.
- Dewick or Carmichael: Dewick (sticking to my Downhill roots)
- Ideal commencement speaker for 2013: Jon Stewart
- Hours of sleep necessary to function normally: Normal?
- Most memorable moment at Tufts: My first tour
- Major(s): International Relations (Global Security)
- Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
- Favorite ice cream flavor: Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream
- Number of Boston visits per month: 3-5
- Method(s) of procrastination: FIFA, kottke.org, cooking, the Slate Political Gabfest
- Dewick or Carmichael? Do the Dew
- Ideal commencement speaker for 2013: Kanye West
- Hours of sleep necessary to function normally: 5 or 9
- Most memorable moment at Tufts: The candle-lighting ceremony on the hill during orientation
July 1 marks two important changes to the university’s administration. David Harris, a sociologist and associate dean at Cornell University, will assume the position of provost and senior vice president at Tufts on that date, according to an email sent this morning by University President Anthony Monaco to members of the Tufts community.
“David’s life and career testify to the transformative influence of higher education on individuals, their communities and the larger society,” Monaco said in the email.
Harris has held a series of positions at Cornell, including founding director of the Institute for the Social Sciences, vice provost and deputy provost for social sciences. One of his research focuses is race and ethnicity.
Professor of International Politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Vali Nasr (F ‘84, LA’83), who led the provost search committee, will be leaving the university on July 1 to become dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
“As both a Fletcher and Tufts alumnus, as well as one of the School’s most respected faculty members, Professor Nasr has made enormous contributions to the University,” Dean of the Fletcher School Stephen Bosworth said in a note to the Fletcher community. “His professional accomplishments have long been — and continue to be — a source of institutional and personal pride.”
The full press release from the Fletcher School is available here.
Black History Month celebrations on campus ended today with “Dimensions of Diaspora,” part of a series of campus discussions organized by the Transnational Studies Working Group.
“We Are All Pioneers” is a video compilation of responses from members of the Tufts community about the definition of a pioneer and examples of pioneers in history. The video was put together by the Black Men’s Group for this month’s commemorations.
BMG Presents: “We Are All Pioneers” from Groom Dinkneh on Vimeo.
Did Punxsutawney Phil really see his shadow at the beginning of the month? If this unseasonably warm weather continues, seniors might have to forgo one last sled ride down the President’s lawn. Today’s balmy forecast — currently 55 degrees and sunny — contrasts starkly with last year’s snowy weather.
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In fact, it is shaping up to be Boston’s second-warmest recorded winter, according to CBS Boston. But the warm streak isn’t just affecting Boston; The National Weather Service reported that January 2012 was the 19th warmest that the earth has experienced since 1880, when records began.
Looks like it is definitely iced coffee weather.
Update 12:44 p.m.: Looks like the emails were a bad joke, according to a Facebook post by Tufts Jumbo. “Seniors, please disregard any e-mails you may have received claiming that tickets for SENIOR PHUN NIGHT meets liquor store have been delayed. The e-mail was a hoax and was not authorized by Senior Class Council or the Office for Campus Life. Tickets are currently on sale. See you on Thursday!”
Original Post: Although members of the Class of 2012 received an email at 11:51 a.m. from the Senior Class Council announcing the postponement of ticket sales for this semester’s first Senior Pub Night due to issues with TuftsTickets.com, many students were still able to purchase tickets online.
Seniors received a follow-up email at 12:15 p.m. that apologized for “trolling” and was signed by the “Tufts Class of 2011.” The second email misspelled the word “sincerely.”
The original email stated that ticket sales had been rescheduled for tomorrow at noon. The email was sent minutes before ticket sales were slated to begin and misspelled the name of the website. See below for the texts of both emails:
Dear Class of 2012,
TuftsTicket.com is experiencing some problems. Please use this come back to the site at 12:00 PM Tuesday to purchase your Senior Pub Night Tickets.
We are sorry for the last minute confusion.
Your Senior Class Council
Dear Class of 2012,
Sorry I was trolling.
Tufts Class of 2011
PS should of spell checked it
What will happen to students who wait to purchase tickets? Was this an attempt at humor or a genuine mistake? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Will Medford pipes affect Tufts’ water supply yet again this month? The activation of a pipeline on Wednesday could cause discolored water at Tufts and in the surrounding area. The water could remain in this state for a few days, especially near Boston and Packard Avenues. Information provided by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to Medford Patch states that the discoloring is a result of iron deposits in the pipes, but emphasizes that the water is safe to use. The iron, however, will cause stains on garments or items in the laundry.
The MWRA can be contacted at 617-305-5950.
Before you can break it down on the dance floor at tonight’s Winter Bash, you must remember to bring your ticket, navigate the maze of yellow school buses and safeguard your coat. Here are a few tips that should minimize your travel time and let you dance the night away as soon as possible!
The ticket situation: Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. To attend, you must have your ticket and Tufts ID, and the names on both must be the same. If you still haven’t bought a ticket, there were approximately 300 tickets still available for purchase as of yesterday afternoon, according to Programming Board co-chair Leo Greenberg, a senior.
The bus situation: Even if you are the only one of your friends who got stuck with an 8:30 p.m. bus, think twice about skipping your allotted time and hopping on a later bus. “In order to keep the buses on schedule and to prevent bottlenecking and chaos at the bus loading, it is essential that students only board at the bus time for which they have a ticket,” Greenberg said in an email. You are not obligated, however, to take the provided buses to Winter Bash.
The coat situation: While there is no coat check, there will be space to put winter apparel. But no one is responsible for your belongings, so leave your spare change at home!
Check out the video after the jump for a sample of GrooveBoston’s last performance at a Tufts event.
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The Leonard Carmichael Society’s blood drive kicked off today and lasts through the week in Carmichael Lounge. Appointment signup and hours of operation can be found on TuftsLife.