Admissions Culture Tufts

Medfurred and Slumberville

Presented with minimal comment, we give you Fluffs University: “I studied hard, spent lots of time thinking, and took lots of naps, but I couldn’t answer the application’s YOLO question correctly because I live nine times, not once. Feeling sad and rejected, I suddenly had a moment of insight: I could start my own university!” […]

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‘Let It Go’ Written By Williams Alum (!)

If you haven’t seen Frozen, Disney’s wintry animated blockbuster, you’ve probably still heard its power ballad “Let It Go”, sung by broadway star and all-around goddess Idina Menzel. The song has almost 120,000,000 views on YouTube and is the first movie soundtrack to hit #1 on the Billboard 500 for four weeks since 2003–basically, its a […]

Art Sports Williams

That Time A Williams Student Stole A Pizza Van

From The Williams Record: At 1:30 a.m., a Dominos delivery driver drove to Morgan Hall to deliver a pizza to a student. While the driver was at the door, the student who ordered the pizza invited the driver to step in. While the driver was standing inside, another student ran down the stairs to where the […]

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Sexual Assault Policy and Student Response At Tufts and Wesleyan

Two recent articles have been published that reveal the vast difference that can be made by student (and outside) response to events at colleges. Obviously, campus sexual assault has gained a lot of attention in the last couple of years, especially following Angie Epifano’s account of her sexual assault at Amherst. With that interest has come […]

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Missing Bates student found dead

John Durkin, the Bates student who went missing in Rome on February 20, has been found dead, his family confirms. Durkin, a junior from New Hampshire, was last seen by his friends at a bar on Campo de Fiori, a popular nightlife scene for American study abroad students. He was studying at the Trinity program. […]

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Bates student missing in Rome

Some sobering news out of Italy: Bates junior John Durkin is missing in Rome, where he is enrolled in the Trinity program. Durkin was last seen two nights ago at a bar off Campo De’ Fiori, a bustling square blocks from the Tiber River and Palazzo Farnese that is popular with American study-abroad students. Unfortunately, […]