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The Tufts Jumbo Jugglers recently held a performance as a chance for the Tufts community to come see the amazing skills that these Jumbos refine every week. The group practices a variety of styles and techniques, including balls, contact staff, clubs, rings and devil sticks.
Their performance included guest acts by Vassar College’s Barefoot Monkeys, an acrobatic duo, and Cirque de Light, a local performing duo.
Watch the videos below for a taste of what Tufts’ juggler’s can do and click here for more videos:
The first Harlem Shake video went viral in early February and since then countless groups – from students to companies to puppies – have remade their own versions of this internet meme. All over Tufts campuses various Tufts students have been contributing to this latest craze.
Check out these two Tufts Harlem Shake videos:
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.
Every year, the Tufts Alumni Association awards accomplished alumni for “their service to their profession, their communities, and to Tufts.” They also award seniors who are “an example for their peers and all alumni by demonstrating service, loyalty, commitment, and leadership to Tufts and/or their community.” With a strong commitment to Tufts, it’s inevitable that theses awarded Jumbos have a thing or two to say about life on the hill. The Tufts Alumni Association has captured their thoughts and memories in two videos, one with the recent graduate winners and another with alumni recipients. Both videos are filled with memories, inspiration and wisdom from what undoubtedly were four extraordinary years at Tufts.
For more Jumbo nostalgia, check out Jumbo Memories On and Off the Hill.
A very unique aspect of the Tufts community centers on everyone’s ability to learn from one another. Though in some institutions of higher education the learning is most often top-down – transferred from a professor to a student – at Tufts, it’s sometimes a circle. Interactions in the classroom can sometimes be as thought-provoking and intellectually compelling for professors as they are for students.
In one of Tufts Admissionss videos about the eccentricities of life on the hill, John Lurz describes this special occurrence from his own experiences as an assistant English professor reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Check out this video:
In preparation for the upcoming year, Tufts Tamasha recently posted a video of their members and past performances. Their aim is to introduce their 2012-2013 team while giving incoming students a taste of their group. Tufts Tamasha is an all-girls Bollywood/South Asian Fusion performing dance team, started in 2008 that blends elements of Western and Eastern dance, from bollywood and hip hop to bhangra and lyrical. The group holds auditions every fall and tentatively in the spring, so if their fusion style is right up your alley, give them a shot! No previous dance experience required.
In less than a month, the class of 2016 will be storming the hill, sending all Jumbos currently on it in a frenzy in preparation for their arrival. From on-campus groups to student-run companies, everyone is gearing up for the arrival of the Class of 2016. Of all groups, none is more excited than the Tufts 2016 Orientation team. Aside from setting up a Facebook page and a Twitter account, the Orientation team is increasing their efforts in getting the class of 2016 involved a month before their arrival via some very interesting YouTube videos.
The first displays class banners currently hanging in the campus center with the goal of inspiring the incoming class to design their own class banner.
Next, they posted three videos of the Orientation coordinators showing their “special” talents in hopes of inspiring 2016ers to enter this year’s Jumbo Idol competition.
First up, Babisa Adumbire, A13: The Dancer
Next, Audrey Abrell, A13: The Vocal Artist
And last, but certainly not least, Chris Blackett, A13: The Percussionist
What do you think of their skills?
Last fall, students in the political science department’s course Conflict and Natural Resources examined the role of natural resource endowments and scarcity in national and international conflict. Groups were tasked with finding an innovative way to present on the topics of oil, diamonds or minerals. Justin G. McCallum, A13, Melissa Karp, A13, Julie Kalt, A12, and Amy Calfas, A13, created the following video as a call to action for producers of Zimbabwe’s blood diamonds.
This semester, students in Modern Physics (Physics 13) were given an unorthodox assignment: make a video explaining a concept from the course to a 10th grade audience. Without missing a beat, Beau Coker, E13, Dan Fortunato, A13, Ellen Garven, A14, and Benji Hansen, A14, came up with a #nerdybutawesome way to explain the twin paradox with the help of their friends Louie Zong, E13, and Zach Himes, A13. Never taken a physics class? No worries, you’ll still love the 2001: A Space Odyssey reference and Fortunato’s N64 powered space suit while learning why the Space Twin ages less than the Earth Twin.
During fall semester, Tap Ensemble outdid their previous energetic performances with a sassy and classy piece to Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” at their end-of-semester show, “Tap Tap Revolution.” Tap Ensemble is Tufts’ only performance group devoted exclusively to tap dancing — both classical and rhythm. Each semester, the group stages a high-energy show open to the community featuring pieces choreographed, taught, and performed by students.
Choreography by Dana Burton, A12.