Trigger Warning: this post discusses sexual assault and rape.
ASAP posted testimonials inside the Campus Center.
In the face of national incidents such as the Stuebenville rape cases, the Tufts community has come together to speak out against the rape culture on college campuses across the country.
Students may have seen the testimonials of sexual assault survivors in the Mayer Campus Center, and others may have heard the so called “consent vigilantes” outside the buses before they departed for Winter Bash.
Some of the leading voices in this educational and activist movement have been members of Tufts Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) and the Consent Culture Network.
“We’re really trying to be a pressence for consent, promote awareness of it, and promote awareness of the resources on campus,” said freshman Bruce Bausk, a member of ASAP, told the Daily.
After their last nights dancing on the Cohen Auditorium stage, the seniors Spirit of Color (SoC) dance group were emotional and nostalgic. Take a look at their ’senior dance’ one last time and hear about their favorite moments dancing over the last four years:
Before the bombs went off the at the finish line on Marathon Monday, the Daily captured Tufts runners and their supporters on the course as they made their way along the course. Here are some of the happier moments from this week’s race:
Scheduled activities at the Jumbo Days event for prospective students admitted to the Class of 2017 today have been canceled for the remainder of the day, according to Director of Public Relations Kim Thurler.
“We did an abbreviated version [of Jumbo Days] today, which has now concluded,” Thurler told the Daily in an email. “Prospective students are returning home if circumstances permit, or they can stay in residence halls on campus another night.”
Admissions intern and senior Bronwen Raff posted to the 2016 Facebook group that anyone hosting prospective students should walk them to Cousens Gymnasium where they will receive breakfast and possibly meet with their parents. Anyone with questions are asked to call 617-627-4585.
Senior Eric Peckham was walking on campus earlier today and told the Daily there were students and prospective students walking around campus.
“A lot of people just strolling around,” Peckham said. “There are a lot of families here for Jumbo Days and they’re just wandering around since stuff was canceled.”
The Medford/Somerville and Boston campuses remain closed and the university is urging students to stay inside as the manhunt for a marathon bombing suspect continues in Watertown.
According to reports by CNN and the Atlantic, shots were fired on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge by an unidentified shooter around 10:30 p.m. tonight. A police officer was fatally shot and later died at Mass. General Hospital, according to State Police.
MIT issued an emergency alert at 10:48 p.m. to its students that the shots were fired, and the the campus newspaper The Tech reported that the incident occurred near 32 Vassar St.
“The situation is considered active and extremely dangerous,” according to a statement by MIT. As of 12:37 a.m., the shooter is said to remain at large, and Cambridge students are cautioned to stay indoors while police sweep the area. For updates, visit the MIT Emergency Page, and check back on the Tufts Daily blog.
Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) members who were unable to complete Monday’s race will receive medals at a ceremony Sunday, according to an email from TMT Coach Don Megerle. The event, called “A Jumbo finish for those who didn’t,” will honor the hard work of Tufts runners who trained for the marathon.
“We want as many people as possible to attend… just like the marathon itself,” Megerle said in an email to the Daily. “I am planning on having volunteers there wearing their yellow jackets and white hats, etc.”
The ceremony will be held 12-1 p.m. behind Gifford House.
The Tufts Department of Drama and Dance presents for a second weekend Charles Mee’s ‘bobrauschenbergamerica,’ directed by Natalya Baldyga in collaboration with Daniel McKusker. The play is an unconventional piece that combines chickens, roller skating, americana, dance and audience participation for a truly unique, immersive theater experience.
Watch a preview of the show here:
Performances are Thursday-Saturday April 18-20 at 8PM in Balch Arena Theater. Tickets for Thursday’s performance are only $1, while Friday and Saturday’s cost $7.
Practice your tongue twisters and put on your thinking caps, because Tufts will be hosting a Spelling Bee on Monday and Tuesday night. Well – Torn Ticket II will be holding it’s workshop production of the classic musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in Barnum 008. To get a dose of some of the laughs, catchy tunes, and ridiculous antics, watch the preview below:
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be performed in Barnum 008 at 8PM on Monday April, 15 and 9:15PM on Tuesday April 16. Admission is free with no tickets required.
Representative Ed Markey, who is running for John Kerry’s vacated Senate seat, visited the Tufts Democrats and other students to discuss pressing political issues and his campaign. Watch a snippet of the speech here, and read more about the campaign in today’s issue of The Daily:
Seniors Yulia Korovikov, Katherine Tully McManus, Mark Rafferty and Doug Wulsin were chosen to be transitional members of the Tufts University Alumni Association in an election held last week.
“I think we’ll be a great group and will work together to make sure 2013 is well represented in the Alumni Council,” Korovikov told the Daily.
“I’m really excited to start working with the Alumni Council on how we can keep the Class of 2013 connected to the Hill,” Wulsin added. “We’ve still got another awesome month and a half left here at Tufts, but in many ways it’s just beginning.”
Alumni Council members’ duties include serving as the link between the current undergraduates and the rest of the Alumni Council, coordinating and facilitating young alumni programming and events, and completing tasks relevant to assisting younger graduates.
The new members stressed that they are excited to hear from the fellow members of their graduating class and represent the Class of 2013.