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Update for Tufts on Jeopardy!

Last week, Tufts senior Jed Silver competed in the Jeopardy! College Tournament. Although Silver did not win his quarterfinal battle, he still was able to move on to the semi-finals due to the wild card system.

The winners from the quarterfinal rounds and the wild card participants (the four highest-scoring non-winners during the quarterfinal) compete in the semi-finals. On Tuesday, May 14, Silver will compete against Kristen Jolley from Georgia Institute of Technology and Cindy Cammarn from Bowdoin College.

Click here to watch a short video about the upcoming semi-finals and be sure to tune in to see Jed!

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The Jumbo in the Room

Tufts’ May 23 appearance on Jeopardy wasn’t the only time the university has been featured on a quiz show. Here’s a funny clip from a 2007 episode of the British show Quite Interesting (QI) where the correct answer is our very own Jumbo the Elephant.

(the question begins at 13 seconds in)


For those who need a little refresher on the story behind the beloved mascot, look no further

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What is Tufts School of Medicine?

That’s the question. The answer is: This school was referenced during Final Jeopardy! in the episode of “Jeopardy!” that aired May 23.

The question read as follows:

In 1964 a dean at Tufts' medical school wrote a modern version of this, used at many medical school graduations

The answer?

What is the Hippocratic Oath

Watch video from the Final Jeopardy! round.

Now, bonus round…. who was the Tufts School of Medicine Dean to rewrite the Hippocratic Oath? Dr. Louis Lasagna, who passed away in 2003. (Watch this video tribute to Dr. Lasagna.)

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