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Wonder Wednesday: What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

Fencing? Motorcycling? Ballroom dancing? The hidden talents of our Jumbos are many.

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Silly Reasons to Attend Tufts

We asked our Twitter followers to share some silly reasons to come to Tufts. Their witty responses are worth a chuckle or three.

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Back-to-School Playlist

Last week on Facebook and Twitter, we asked our followers to share their suggestions for a back-to-school playlist. The response was tremendous, ranging from alums’ favorite songs from their college days to some inspiring, thematic tunes about home, beginnings and determination.

We curated the playlists on both Grooveshark and Spotify for your listening pleasure. If you have any suggested additions, please let us know by commenting on our Facebook post.

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Wonder Wednesday: A Year From Now….

As July came to a close, we asked people on Twitter what they hoped to accomplish or be better at in a year.

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Red Sox Scholars at Cummings

Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine recently hosted a group of Red Sox Foundation Scholars. The scholars, academically gifted and economically challenged sixth-graders from Boston Public Schools, learned a bit about veterinary medicine, saw some of the workings of the farm, and met one very special cow. Here’s a video from their trip, showing some of the highlights.

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Capturing Community

“Capturing Community: Fishing, Farming, and Canning in New England,” an exhibit organized by graduate and certificate students in the Exhibition Planning course of the Museum Studies Program, recently opened at the Tufts University Art Gallery in the Aidekman Arts Center. The exhibit, which features the documentary photography of artist Markham Starr, tells the story of three struggling and rapidly disappearing New England livelihoods. It will run through May 22, 2011.

This video features some of Starr’s images from the exhibit:

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President Bacow: Under the Roof Tribute Video

Tufts President Lawrence Bacow was recently awarded the Under the Roof Leadership award for his work with the Somerville Homeless Coalition. This tribute video, presented by the Homeless Coalition, honors Bacow for his commitment to community service and active citizenship. As both an individual and the leader of the Tufts community, Bacow has taken a personal investment in getting involved in causes like the Homeless Coalition, and his initiative has inspired many others to do the same. Bacow explains the importance of the cause:

One way of measuring the justness of a society is [looking at] how it treats the most vulnerable among us…I think it’s important that we reach out, that we don’t turn a blind eye — that we try and engage, and that we try and help. And I am proud of what the university has been able to do to support the Homeless Coalition.”

Here’s the video honoring Bacow’s contribution:

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Greening the Curriculum

Tufts graduate student Elizabeth Mahaffy (A’11) and recent alumni Joseph Cutrufo (A’10) created a video called “Greening the Curriculum.” The video, which was produced in partnership with Tufts Institute of the Environment for the Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute, features conversations with students on the Medford/Somerville and Boston campuses about integrating environmental issues into Tufts classes. Both Mahaffy and Cutrufo are of the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program at Tufts.

Here’s the video:

Greening the Curriculum from JD Cutrufo.

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Tufts Relay for Life

Tufts Relay for Life will take place on April 15-16 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the Gantcher Center. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life “gives communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.”

Here is an inspirational video made by Tufts Relay for Life about the event:

And a slightly more zany video, in which Jumbo chases around a giant cigarette in an attempt to tackle cancer:

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The Sharewood Project

Medical students and doctors of the Tufts University School of Medicine are providing free health care to under-served communities in the Boston area through The Sharewood Project. Sharewood, located in the First Church in Malden, operates Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9 PM and provides clinical care, case management, laboratory work, and other health care services for free and without a scheduled appointment.

Recently, the AsianBoston‘s radio station conducted an interview with representatives from the Tufts Medical School about the Project.

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