Last Friday, South Hall, a dorm on the Tufts Medford Campus, hosted an Open Mic Night.
Watch the video below to see some talented Tufts students who performed. This student group, called “Snap, Crackle and Pop,” performed a cover of the song Always Coming Back Home to You originally by Atmosphere.
The Tufts Elementary Education Program released a new video that talks about their new emphasis on teachers who focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in elementary schools. This program aims to equip these new teachers with the best tools in the STEM areas, so that when they start in elementary schools they can become useful resources for the other teachers.
Check out this video and for more information, visit their website.
Founded by Steve Clay, A90, JumboCast is a student sports webcasting organization that streams videos of student sports games with live commentary. Tufts Daily recently featured a video on JumboCast, to offer an inside look into “one of Tufts lesser known clubs” on campus.
To learn more about JumboCast, what they do and who they are, check out the video below and visit their website.
The Tufts University LGBT Center is kicking off the semester with an inside look into their cozy, safe space. From cookies on Mondays to their HD TV and private study rooms, the Center is decked out and ready for the spring! Check out their video below to see what they’re all about.
The LGBT Center is part of the Group of Six and works collaboratively with many groups on campus to provide education on the value of different identities and ensure that bias of any form does not undermine the academic, personal, or professional experience of any member of the Tufts community.
The LGBT Center is available to anyone interested in learning more about LGBT-related subjects or issues of sexual and gender identity. It seeks to support and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identities while maintaining LGBT visibility on campus and providing campus-wide education.
Last fall, leaders of the Tufts Mountain Club taught beginner skills clinics for club members. One of the skills illustrated was the ability to safely exit a kayak while it is upside down, called a “wet exit.”
Check out their short video that illustrates how to properly perform a wet exit:
Just before returning to campus for the spring semester, the Tufts ski team took to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire for a few days of skiing. From beautiful sunrises, to snowy slopes, check out some beautiful photos they posted on their Tumbr.
GlobeMed at Tufts, a group on campus that is “committed to improving the lives of people in impoverished communities around the world through better healthcare,” recently took a look back on their impressive fall 2012 semester. Their “Photo Review of Fall Semester” chronicles fundraisers, new members, and new adventures. Visit their blog for complete look at their year in photos.
What will they tackle spring semester?
Nearly three years ago in Ming Chow’s Game Development class, Richard Mondello, A12, and Philip Tang, E12, created an app they called Derp. Derp is a “fast-paced two-ball pong-inspired game that you play with a someone sitting directly across from you.”
Ming Chow’s Game Development class, in the Department of Computer Science, teaches students how to create complete computer and video games from start to finish. The class focuses on the different elements to a game, user interfaces, sound, animation, and game hacking.
A new version of Derp, that now supports the iPhone 5, was released after the new year. Check it out!
The application deadline for undergraduate admissions was Friday, January 3. On New Year’s Day, Dan in Admissions took to Reddit to challenge Redditers to ask him anything about the college admissions process.
The nearly 400 comments on the post ranged from questions about legacy students and financial aid to inquiries about horse-sized ducks and Dan’s t-shirt. Check out the AMA for Dan’s inside look at college admissions.
The Tufts Department of Education offers a unique graduate program in School Psychology, which seeks to engage its diverse group of students in critical conversations regarding race, class, culture, language, gender, and sexuality in schools. The hallmark of the program is its pre-practicum experience: students are placed in urban school systems, where they complete a year of supervised fieldwork and gain a thorough understanding of school psychology for today’s diverse educational environments.
In the department’s new video, current students and faculty highlight the department’s collaborative environment, commitment to clinical skill-building, innovative developmental approach, and focus on professional development. Check out the video here, and read some quotes from faculty members below:
Professor Silas Pinto:
“We’re trying to think about school psychology in a holistic way”
Professor Erin Seaton:
“In the school psychology program, there’s such a strong emphasis on understanding the ways race, class, gender, economics, and culture all impact the student’s experience.”