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Ever wonder how President Monaco takes his tea (spoiler alert: he doesn’t like tea) or what it’s like to live in Gifford House? Before his first commencement here at Tufts on Sunday, check out this “Interview with President Monaco” and get a glimpse into the life of Tony Monaco and his first year at Tufts:
Note: Though recently posted, this video was filmed earlier this year.
While both Tufts University and Tufts Alumni have started using Instagram to document life at Tufts, it’s always nice when students, staff, and visitors share their experiences of campus through social media. Here are a few great Instagram images we came across with the tag #Tufts. Feel free to follow the school’s accounts - TuftsUniversity and TuftsAlumni - and don’t forget to tag your photos so we can check out your time at Tufts!
With finals upon us, things like healthy food, sleep, and trips to the gym tend to get put on the back burner. It’s much easier to grab some late night take-out than to prepare a well balanced meal in your kitchen. But, the worst thing that could happen to you during finals is getting sick, so Tufts Department of Health Education has provided a list of easy steps to follow to ensure you stay sniffles-free during this hectic time. The most unexpected tip? Staying hydrated:
During periods of intensive brain activity, water serves as the primary media and reactant in the massive metabolic reactions going on in your body and brain. To maintain health and a high level of functionality, you need to watch out for dehydration.
The Tufts Observer has begun a series of videos on their youtube page titled “Interview with a Professor,” hosted by Danny Weiner, A12, and Luke Pyenson, A12. Their series has included meetings with professors from a wide range of departments, from English professor Michael Ullman to Computer Science professor Ben Hescott. A recent video is an interview with Mary Glaser from the Mathematics Department and involves the three doing everything from listening to reggae music to eating donuts to attempting a math problem. If anything, it serves as a fun reminder to students that professors are more than just promoters of academia (Ex: Glaser discusses her dreams of being a rockstar). Take a look at the video below:
Sam Sommers appeared as one of the speakers this past week at TEDxSomerville, a nonprofit dedicated to the spread of new and riveting ideas, and had the pleasure of being accompanied by his very own theme song. Performers from Do Not Forsake My Darling, which includes Tufts librarian Sophia Cacciola, were hired to be the house band for TEDxSomerville, and created mini theme songs for each of the speakers.
The lyrics to his song reflect the theme of Sam Sommer’s book Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms your World:
Hang around with the right crowd
Hang around in the right town
You are what you eat, you are who you meet
says Sam Sommers, context is everything
says Sam Sommers, context is everything
You can listen to Sam Sommer’s demo of the talk below.
Tufts Geology Professor Grant Garven doesn’t want to just teach out of books. Instead, he wanted his students to have a hands-on experience of studying water under the Earth’s surface. Just for this purpose has created an outdoor labroratory, complete with a series of very deep and narrow holes in the ground on campus. Have you seen them? There is one behind the Olin Center at the highest elevation on Tufts’ campus and two more near the Campus Center and Powderhouse Circle! Each borehole reaches about 120 to 200 feet into the Earth. To check out the drilling process for a new well near Eaton Hall, check out this video!
Last December, Professor Carp hosted of the annual Boston Tea Party reenactment at the Old South Meeting House. His most recent book, which incorporates student research, is called Defiance of the Patriots.
Professor Susan Napier, director of the Japanese program at Tufts, sat down for an interview with Cosplayer Nation.
To learn more about Prof. Napier, read this profile of her from 2007.