Hot off the Press | February 18, 2014

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IN NEWS: Tufts Concert Board has selected the headliner for this year’s Spring Fling concert based on a survey taken by 1600 Tufts University students. According to Concert Board co-chair Mark Bernardo, survey responses suggested that students’ preferred music genre was hip-hop. While Concert Board has chosen an artist, they will not release the name for another three weeks.

IN FEATURES: Tufts MAKE began as a club focused on developing assistive technology for people with disabilities. While awaiting official recognition from the Tufts Community Union, the group has expanded into designing and developing apps and offering hands-on workshops to Tufts students.

IN ARTS: Barely through half of its 22 episode season, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” has mostly been an exercise in middling quality, with only the occasional episode breaking free and living up to the series’ promise. However, recent episodes have shown that “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” may have some surprises left as the show approaches the final portion of its first season.

TODAY’S EDITORIAL: Tufts has made positive strides in its decision to create Bridge Professorships that will, according to the university, “enable the hiring of faculty whose scholarship bridges academic units across or within schools.” The inaugural program, set to begin next year with financial support from the Provost’s office, will give Tufts students the opportunity to connect with joint faculty members who will teach a subject offered in two Tufts schools.

IN SPORTS: The men’s track and field team has been on a tear the past several weeks. Numerous athletes have recorded personal bests, qualified for the NCAA Championships, broken school records, and even become the fastest in the country at their respective events.

Throwback Thursday: Spring Fling

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Spring Fling in 1990 featured The Band and Barrence Whitfield and the Savages. According to the original Daily article by Janine Billy, The Band’s music was “cool and soothing, but warm and soulful.” Photo by Karl Schatz (LA ’92)

Thursday Editorial Cartoon

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Broadcast | The Jumbo Report 3/10

Posted by thetuftsdaily on March 11, 2013 under Announcements, Arts & Living, Campus News, Video | Comments are off for this article

Not ready for Monday and all of the stress from the new week? Watch this review of all of the biggest news from weeks past, including features on the Lunar New Year Lantern Festival and Dylan Saba, the newest member of TCU Senate.

Want to read more on the stories mentioned? Here’s links to the articles on Spring Fling, the new sexual assault and medical amnesty policies, as well as making American Sign Language fulfill a language requirement.

Hot off the presses

Posted by thetuftsdaily on March 6, 2013 under Arts & Living, Campus News, Sports | Comments are off for this article

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A new resolution by the TCU Senate calls for more students’ rights advocacy in sexual assault policy.

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have strong ends to their seasons, while lacrosse is just about to start up this weekend for NESCAC schools

The Office of Continuing Education at the School of Medicine receives high honors in accreditation process from Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Participation in Boy Scouts and its affect on young boys to come under scrutiny by new research by Child Development professor Richard Lerner.

Resolution by the TCU Senate calling for American Sign Language to fulfill the language requirement gains traction while reigniting old debate, and support in The Daily’s editorial today.

Nick Pfosi for the Tufts Daily

Nick Pfosi for the Tufts Daily

Psychological thriller ‘Stocker’ achieves cinematically in Korean filmmaker Chan-woo Park’s Hollywood premiere.

The cannon, Bowen Gate, Tuftonia’s, the candle lighting, ‘pumpkining,’ NQR, and Spring Fling events: an in depth look into Tufts traditions and how they permeate the Hill.

Hot off the Presses

Posted by thetuftsdaily on March 4, 2013 under Arts & Living, Campus News, Sports | Comments are off for this article

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Oliver Porter / The Tufts Daily

For second year in a row, Women’s Basketball advances to Division III Sweet 16. Let’s go Jumbos!

Grammy-award winner Nelly to headline Spring Fling, with EDM and indie rock openers to start off the show. The Daily may think it’s a little “uninspired,” but check out a video of the announcement here and decide for yourself!

Former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson returns to the Hill to deliver keynote address underscoring innovation at Tufts Energy Conference.

After an author talk at Tisch last week, Sociology Professor Sarah Sobieraj’s book “Soundbitten” looks into the media side of social justice and the flaws of the current social movement strategies.

E-Week Day crams many events into 24 hours, ending with live gameshow ‘Date an Engineer.’

Mary Davis, Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, merges economics and environmental health to assess work hazards in her Taste of Tufts presentation last Friday.

Spring Fling headliner announced

Posted by Justin McCallum on March 1, 2013 under Announcements, Arts & Living, Campus News | Comments are off for this article

Concert board co-chairs Mark Bernardo and Julia Stein announced at the end of Theta Chi fundraiser Tufts’ Best Dance Crew that Nelly will be the headlining act of the 2013 Spring Fling concert.

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Flickr Creative Commons via Reebok2008

Along with headliner Nelly, Bernardo and Stein announced the two opening acts mashup 5 & A Dime and indie band Yeasayer. The announcement comes after a petition for a female headlining artist received over 250 signatures online. Neither the creator of the petition nor the Concert Board were available for comment.

Check out a video of the announcement:

The Jumbo Report

Posted by thetuftsdaily on February 16, 2013 under Announcements, Campus News, Sports, Uncategorized, Video | Comments are off for this article

Check out the latest edition of The Tufts Daily’s broadcast news program for a closer look at the week’s top stories.

Last day for free Spring Fling tickets

Posted by thetuftsdaily on April 26, 2012 under Arts & Living, Campus News | Be the First to Comment

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.

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

It’s official: The Roots and RJD2 to play Spring Fling ’11

Posted by thetuftsdaily on April 2, 2011 under Arts & Living | Be the First to Comment

Tufts Concert Board announced today that Philadelphia-based hip-hop group The Roots will be headlining this year’s Spring Fling on April 30. DJ/electronic musician RJD2 will open the show.

The Roots puts unique spin on hip-hop, relying on a full band rather than a backing DJ. The group was founded – originally as The Square Roots – in the late ‘80s by Tariq Trotter (aka Blackthought, the group’s main MC) and Ahmir Thompson (aka ?uestlove, drummer), and has been producing hit albums (this past year saw the release of their ninth and tenth studio albums (“How I Got Over” and “Wake Up!,” respectively).

The Roots can currently be seen performing nightly on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on NBC as the show’s house band. While the band has been around for a while, and doesn’t currently have a hit on the Billboard charts, they’re well known for putting on high-energy, raucous live performances.

RJD2, the concert’s opening act, is a DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Columbus, Ohio. His work, though hard to fully pigeonhole, is most a blend of hip-hop beats and electronic music. RJD2’s best known work is “A Beautiful Mine,” which is used as the opening theme song for AMC’s “Mad Men.

Look for further details and full coverage of this announcement in The Daily on Monday morning.