Reading applications at home while a snowstorm builds outside is a good news/bad news thing. On the one hand, it’s cozy inside with my cups of tea and extra layers of clothing, and I’m thankful I don’t need to think about going anywhere. Plus, the day will be pretty much free from email distractions and interruptions. Tufts University (and nearly every school and university in the area) will be closed for the day as the storm sweeps up the east coast, dumping about a foot of snow everywhere from New York on north. I’ll need to create my own distractions — such as interrupting my reading to write this blog post, or simply staring out the window as the snow piles up.
On the bad news side is simply that, at some point, I’ll need to confront the snow outside and remove it from the sidewalk. But there’s a good-news aspect to shoveling, too — the street scene is like a block party. All the neighbors will be out and we’ll catch up on our news and share recollections of other storms when we met in the middle of the street. It’s well known that it only snows here when my husband, Paul, travels, and that’s usually the conversation opener. Attending to the snow will take some time from reading, but I still expect to get through a nice bundle of applications.
If you’re hoping to reach the Admissions Office, especially if you’re finishing a MALD or MA application before tomorrow’s deadline, please email us. Staff members are working from home, and you should receive a timely answer.