What you missed during Finals Period

Posted by Justin McCallum on December 28, 2012 under Campus News, Cities | Comments are off for this article

We all know that Tufts get’s particularly insular during the time surrounding finals. Let’s face it – Tisch becomes our new home and sleep falls on our priority list. So it’s pretty easy miss out on little snippets of news happening outside ‘The Bubble.’ That’s why the Daily compiled this list of the biggest news to happen in Medford, Somerville, and even on the Hill that you may have missed:

Courtesy Tufts Dining Facebook
Courtesy Tufts Dining Facebook
  • Jeff, the so called “King of Dewick,” served his last week working for Tufts Dining Services before he leaves for Seattle.
  • The Mayor of Medford, Michael McGlynn, joined over 750 other mayors to sign a letter to President Obama as members of a coalition to promote gun control laws.
  • The Dental School will be holding a free screening clinic on January 9th, from 4:30 to 6:30PM. For more information, click here.
  • Somerville welcomed its first ‘Net-Zero’ house – meaning it produces as much energy as it loses, according to Somerville Patch.
13 Elmwood St is Somervilles first Net-Zero house. Courtesy Somerville Patch

13 Elmwood St is Somerville's first Net-Zero house. Courtesy Somerville Patch

  • Undergraduates Mark Samaan and Spencer Schoeben started Tufts Study Aids, an entrepreneurial website that offers students delivery of study materials – such as pens, paper, pencils, and snacks.
  • Students in the Introduction to Robotics undertook the difficult task of creating a robot that would play the violin. After over 100 hours of work, the machine premiered in a special concert in Distler Hall on December 6th. Check out a video of the final product by Emmanuel Runes, Alexander Metzger, Brad Nakanishi, Bronson Wongkew, and Nate Goldsberry here!
  • The blogosphere continues to sound off on the Committee for Student Life’s decision on religious group exemption, with posts spanning Reddit’s Atheism section to ‘I Love You but You’re Going to Hell.’ Read the two student members of the CSL’s Op-Ed, ‘Balancing Religious Diversity and Nondiscrimination’ here.
  • Faculty members decided to respond to the admissions questions like “Let Your Life Speak” and  ”Celebrate Your Nerdy Side” themselves – check out some the responses by President Anthony Monaco, Director of Undergraduate Admissions Susan Ardizzoni, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science Ben Hescott on the Tufts Admissions blog.
  • Governor Deval Patrick came to Somerville on December 11 to celebrate the the kickoff to the Green Line extension project, a $1.3 Billion project to introduce six new stops including one at Tufts.
Scott Tingley / The Tufts Daily Archives

Scott Tingley / The Tufts Daily Archives

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