Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No More JumboCash for Class of 2018

In a rare and unprecedented change to university tradition, Tufts University will be altering the JumboCash system stating next fall. Instead of using the JumboCash name, Tufts will be transitioning, selling the credit under a new brand: Peanuts. The change should go relatively unnoticed for the incoming class of 2018, according to Dean of Admissions Lee Coffin. "The freshmen will grow up on Peanuts," said Coffin, "and we think once other students see that it's butter [sic], acceptance will spread."

Dean Coffin explains thoughts behind the transition

Friday, February 28, 2014

Legal, Brief

I've been making fun of Harvard since the day I chose to come to Tufts University. We all know the Tufts cannon is aimed at the school we look down upon from atop our hill; you only need a $32 billion endowment if you're compensating; and if you want to get to Tufts, you have to take the Red Line and literally pass MIT and Harvard before reaching your true destination. Simply put: there's really only room for one elite liberal arts school five miles outside of Boston. Besides, our mascot is a big, heroic, dictionary-shaping elephant, and theirs is, apparently, an old man. But this one-sided rivalry (in all likelihood, Harvard doesn't know there are any schools further down the Red Line) may not be meant to last. Because when I applied to law schools, I applied to Harvard. And, as of last week, they said yes.

My residents are fantastic.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Deli-cious Hanukkah Treat

Happy Thanksgivukkah, everybody! At least, that's what Boston mayor Thomas Menino is officially proclaiming the holiday. It's the coinciding of the beginnings of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, which, according to the proclamation, "will not happen again for more than 79,000 years" (notably, this is a disputed calculation, since it seems likely that the Jewish calendar will be adjusted sometime between now and then to keep the holidays aligned to the seasons). Regardless of whether or not this Thanksgivukkah is unique, Tufts is celebrating with the unofficial opening of a brand new kosher deli on campus, located just inside Jumbo Express.