IN NEWS: The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in January received a $2.5 million donation from Travis and Anne Engen, bringing the school closer to its $5 million fundraising goal for the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA).
IN FEATURES: Constitutional Law, a political science course focusing on court decisions, civil liberties and the U.S. Supreme Court, has only been offered to Tufts students three times in the past eight years. The rare class, currently offered this semester, has remained popular and highly sought after by students.
IN ARTS: “Teen Wolf” is the paragon of guilty pleasure television. Populated by attractive supernatural teenagers who fight bad guys while aggressively cool music thumps in the background, the plotlines are convoluted and often downright ridiculous, but, despite its flaws, “Teen Wolf” is a surprisingly good show.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: As the small Russian coastal town of Sochi begins to receive the world for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, plans to bring the summer games to Boston in 2024 are already in motion. Is it a good idea?
IN SPORTS: Divide and conquer was the mantra for the men’s track and field team this weekend, as athletes went their separate ways — the majority to Boston University’s David Hemery Invite, others to the Gordon Kelly Invitational at MIT.
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:
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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.
Tufts announced in a community-wide email that the parking ban which went into effect last night will continue until Monday, Feb. 18 at 9 AM due to the snowstorm. Cars may not be parked on university roadways or in faculty lots, and anyone with a green or red parking decal is welcome to park in the Lower Campus Garage or Dowling Garage. Non-commuters may also leave their cars in the Dowling Garage until 3 PM on Monday.
Despite the parking ban that is in effect, the university shuttle buses including the Joey will continue to run on their normal schedule, with the potential for delays due to the possibility of poor road conditions. For service updates, visit this website for more information.
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On the heels of Winter Storm Nemo, which broke records for snowfall in the city of Boston, another storm is coming overnight Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, this unnamed storm is only expected to bring light to moderate snow to the area.
Local cities, including Somerville, have begun to issue snow emergencies for the weekend in order to prepare for snow removal efforts that will be complicated due to the large amounts of snow still accumulated from last week’s blizzard, which brought over two feet of snow to the area.
Tufts has enacted a parking ban on university roadways and staff/faculty parking lots, which starts tonight at 11 p.m. and continues until tomorrow at 9 p.m, according to an email sent out to the Tufts community tonight. Students with Resident or Commuter permits are allowed to move their cars to the Lower Campus Garage or the Dowling Garage.
According to an announcement by the City of Somerville, residents may not park cars on the even-numbered sides of streets starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Anyone who cannot find parking is permitted to park in municipal and school parking lots during this time. Keep checking Jumbo Slice over the weekend to find more updates on this storm and its effects.
This past Sunday, sixteen women between the ages of 17 and 24 competed in a pageant for the titles of Miss Boston, and — for the first time — Miss Cambridge. The five different phases of the competition were Interview, Talent, Evening Wear, Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, and the On-Stage Question. This year’s winners were Morgan Berg for the title of Miss Boston and Carrie Sunde for the title of Miss Cambridge.
Caroline Scharr and Dana Rosengard, the Emcee of the pageant, during the On-Stage Question Phase. Caroline Scharr received 3rd runner up.
Victoria DeKoatz sang a piece from “The Magic Flute” for her Talent. She was chosen as the Vitacoco Talent winner.
Orbelina Erazo performed a traditional dance from Costa Rica for her talent.
Morgan Berg, the recipient of the Miss Boston crown, performed a jazz dance during the Talent phase of the pageant.
Reigning Miss Massachussetts, Taylor Kinzler, made a guest appearance and sang “At Last” by Etta James.
The 16 contestants eagerly awaited the results of the pageant.
Carrie Sunde, winner of Miss Cambridge, gracefully accepted her crown.
Carie Sunde and Morgan Berg were crowned Miss Cambridge and Miss Boston 2013, respectively.
Photos by Clarissa Sosin / The Tufts Daily.
This weekend the New England International Auto Show wheeled into Boston, bringing with it some seriously snazzy rides and innovative ideas. Take a look at some of the highlights!