Your Favorite Tufts Moment 2007
With the school year winding down, students take the time to share images of the moments that, for them, represent the Tufts experience.
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Samantha Connell (A'10)
"It can get cold at Tufts. Sometimes we wonder why we didn't go to a warm school. Then, a miracle happens: it snows! Lauren Gluck knows how to embrace the powdery flakes that blanket the campus. This was taken while we were waiting for Tufts' favorite shuttle bus, the Joey."
Kelly Carnahan (E'10)
Carnahan submitted pictures taken at meeting of the Beyond the Light Science Fiction and Fantasy Club. "The Pirates photo is from when we all dressed up like pirates and watched Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of Penzance, and Muppet Treasure Island (it was pirate month in the club). We had a blast going to the Garment District and the giant pile of clothes there and rummaging for scrap clothes to help make pirate outfits with, and then watching pirate movies and talking like pirates.
These photos embody Tufts for me because I met my best friends at this club, and I love how while most of us are pre-med or engineering students and work really hard the rest of the week, we can still get together and have an awesome, nerdy, alcohol-free time. These are the people that I get together with all the time and play board games with until 3 a.m., and can dress up like pirates with. This is what college is about."
Ethan Danahy (E'00, G'02, G'07)
"Tufts University is renowned for education, service to others, and global outreach. These were brought together for me when I had the opportunity to represent Tufts on a trip to Singapore to direct a series of workshops on engineering, robotics, and computer programming. Every day, Tufts expands its borders beyond the Boston-Metro area, and I feel privileged to be a part of the University's international recognition.
Under the guidance of Professor Chris Rogers in Mechanical Engineering and Tufts University's Center for Engineering Educational Outreach (CEEO), I spent a week in Singapore working with educators, industry professionals, and students. Through various activities, projects, and lectures, I taught many of the ideas and concepts about engineering and engineering education developed here at Tufts University, while they provided me with insight into the Singapore culture, ways of life, and educational system. Regardless of the thirteen hour time difference, the week concluded with a video webcast where the Singapore students shared their work in live collaboration with American students on the Medford campus back in the United States. I am pictured here with a group of school children at the Singapore Science Center teaching robotic programming."
Benjamin Galen (M'10)
"I had the opportunity to be photographed with the legendary professors Al-Walid I. El-Bermani (left) and Frederick B. Merk (right). These men are truly devoted teachers of an age-old art and it has been a great honor to learn human anatomy in medical school from them. This picture was taken at the medical school Spring Gala in March."
James Hughes (E'08)
Hughes submitted a photo of his band, Spelt Melk, playing on the Academic Quad in front of Goddard Chapel for Earth Day.
"We started playing together in South Hall our freshman year, and have been playing ever since. We still play on campus and have had a lot of practice at Tufts that has given us the opportunity to play in bigger venues all around Boston. The members of our band are myself, Jon Goldmann, Rory McGarry, and Andrew Hastings-Black, all juniors."
Charlie McCormick (M'08)
McCormick sent "a photo I took in East Africa a few summers ago, when I was bringing universities there online with TUSK so public health courses could be co-taught in both Boston and Africa -- a cutting-edge educational model that has been championed by Dr. Jeff Griffiths at the medical school.
In the photo, I'm standing next to a sign near a lake in the Rift Valley that warns unsuspecting visitors about the dangerous animals in the area; all I could think was, 'I can't believe that I'm in a place like this as part of my Tufts experience--when I came to school here, I never thought wild animals would be involved!'"
Steven McFarland (A'08)
McFarland submitted this photo taken in Dec. 2005 of sledders taking advantage of a fresh snowfall on the Hill.
Bryna O'Sullivan (A'08)
"The photo shows the Tufts-in-Paris biking trip on Ile de Re this past year -- one of many unusual ways Tufts uses to teach the culture of the world!"
Cecilia Pontoreiro (A'10)
"I picked this picture because it's one of my 'dorm crew' painting the cannon ('Snakes on a Cannon') one of the first few weekends of school. We were all still getting to know each other and staying up all night guarding and painting the cannon was an awesome way of doing that. We even ordered Chinese and had it delivered to the Campus Center. It was definitely a defining moment for the group."
Jessica Snow (A'09)
"As a co-director of the Tufts Burlesque Troupe, I have learned a lot about Tufts, most importantly that it is a place of opportunity. Helping my friend Julie Kaviar (A'09) found the troupe showed me that, if you have the drive to accomplish something, you can do it at Tufts while they give you the skills to do so after you graduate. That is the Tufts experience: opportunity, taking chances, and succeeding."
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Submissions:The Shower Movie
by Laur Fisher (A'08)
Description: "Everyone's favorite epic tale from Wren 130s"
S Factor performs at Tufts in Davis event
by Christine Kim (A'10)
Description: S-Factor, a new a capella group focusing on R&B, gospel and hip hop, performs "One More Time" at the "Tufts in Davis" event at Jimmy Tingles's Off Broadway Theater in Davis Square on Mar. 1, 2007
Found on the web:Ping Pong skit
by Raymond Chan (A'08)
Description: Tufts Chinese Students Association Class of '08 Class Act for the 2006 Culture Show.
"I Want You Back"
by Gabrielle Levy (A'10)
Description: Tufts' Amalgamates a capella group sings the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" at their 2007 Winter Show. Erin Bergin (A'07) performs the solo.
Jumbo on the Slopes
by Dave McCleary (E'07)
Description: Jumbo (Sam Caven, A'07) dons skis with the Tufts Alpine Ski Team at the Waterville, N.H., Regionals in Feb. 2007
Tufts Track Recap
by Dave McCleary (E'07) and Dan Marcy (A'08)
Description: Retrospective of the 2006-07 season for the Tufts men's indoor track and field team.
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May include mature content
by Nathaniel Moore (A'07), featuring fellow seniors Sam Caven, Jeph Shaw, Dave McCleary, Noah Kaufman, Ben Siegel-Wallace, Ryan Lippell, Scott Sporn and Colin Conerton
Description: An unsuspecting student's floormates pull a practical joke on him when he leaves his room unlocked while on a weekend ski trip.
May include mature content
TASA Culture Show 2007 Freshman Dance
by Shani Scheiman (A'10)
Description: Tufts Association of South Asians freshmen dance at the March 2007 culture how.
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This story originally ran on May 7, 2007.