Earlier today, we heard rumors about various igloos that seem to have popped up around campus over the weekend. Not content to just rely on the twitpics floating around the Internets, I took a little walk up the hill to check things out for myself. That’s when I ran into engineering student Chris Barry and his buddies as they were chilling — literally — in the igloo he started building last Thursday night. With more snow in the forecast, they were doing what they could so shore things up inside for the extra weight on the way.
Chris, being a chemical engineer, started to talk to me about the physics behind fluid dynamics and the science at work behind the snow in the igloo… but yeah, that was pretty much lost on me after the first five seconds. All I know is that it stands up, it’s pretty big and it’s surprisingly warm inside!
Back when I was considering Tufts as a potential school, the tour guides and admission folks were keen on selling us prospective students on P.T. Barnum’s involvement with the establishment of the University back in the mid-19th century. But, it wasn’t until last month, however, that I got to pick up a circus-related Tufts photo assignment. You’d think with a name like the Jumbos, there’d be jugglers and trapeze artists around every corner, right? Well, not quite.
But if you had stumbled into my makeshift studio in the Crane room in early December, you might have thought different. Take a look at this particular group of graduate students, whom I photographed for a Tufts E-News piece showcasing their talents. Their general philosophies, borrowing from their various skills, incorporate traditional circus performance and concepts into their particular field of study.
Pretty cool stuff, and as you can see from the photos, they’d do P.T. Barnum proud.
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Much thanks to Jen Agans, Tracy McAskill, Suzanne Rappaport, Jeremy Warren and Christina Zagarino for doing all the hard work!
After Wednesday’s blizzard — or Snowpocalypse 2011 as some are calling it — and almost 2 feet of snow later, the Medford/Somerville campus was a literal winter wonderland. Too bad students are still a week away from returning to enjoy (?) it as the rest of us spend our days digging out from the 20-foot snowbanks and endless snow drift. But still, that doesn’t mean we’re complaining over here in Tufts Photography, because we get to play outside in it, too.
Here’s a gallery of images from a “snowfari” as we trekked into the frozen tundra of campus the day after the storm — Three different looks from three photographers. Click anything you like to get a bigger look or go to “Full Screen” by clicking the expand button on the lower right of the gallery.
With classes being out, I took advantage of what little downtime we’ll have before the spring semester starts and cruised over to Cousens to check out some women’s basketball action as the Jumbos took on the Regis Pride. Regis kept things close in the first half, but couldn’t hang on as Tufts rounded out the night with a 58-47 win, improving to 9-1 as they head into the NESCAC season next Friday.