In the seven months since having my son, there haven’t been any casualties (a.k.a. broken valuables) as a result of his incredible curiosity and desire to explore everything. That is until last week. I am happy to report, however, what he broke was not valuable — at least not in monetary terms. In an attempt to grab my Tufts ID, the small, plastic clip that nicely attaches it to my Tufts lanyard crumbled in my hands. Having been free and all, I wasn’t all too concerned and simply placed my ID in my back pocket after it was carefully examined by my little guy.
It wasn’t until the following day that I learned its actual value. Standing in the rain, juggling a cup of coffee and my lunch, I reached for my ID to swipe myself into the building, only to remember it was still in the back pocket of a pair of pants that now lay at the bottom of my hamper. Being one of the two early birds in our suite, I walked back to my car debating whether or not I should drive home or wait, sadly peering at the car of fellow early bird Steve Breck of the Educational Media Center. If only I knew his phone number!
Then it hit me — Tufts Mobile!!
Developed by our very own Mike Lupi, and recently sporting an excellent new design, m.tufts.edu is an incredible tool for those on the go at Tufts. For my predicament, the site’s “Find People” function was invaluable. Type in the name you are looking for, and if they’re in the Tufts white pages, their name pops up with an easy one-click dial option, as well a one-click email feature and a button for more info.
In addition to the white pages, Tufts mobile allows you to look up directions using the campus maps, view closing information in the event of a storm, see what events are happening during your visit to campus and many other cool features. If you have yet to check it out, it is definitely an essential tool for any Tufts community member.