Things can get a little slow in the Tufts Admissions office over the summer. In the hazy humidity of campus, it’s tempting to take a break from the hectic schedule we keep from fall travel through reading applications right up until Jumbo Days Open Houses. It’d be nice to relax, but there’s work to be done. The summer is our time to plan, to review the last year and find new ways to get better and more effective.
This weekend, one of my most-loved childhood friends got married, and I stood by her side as Maid of Honor. My role entailed organizing a bridal shower, keeping the bride fed and hydrated and, the most stressful portion: Giving a speech. The speech itself didn’t bother me (I love public speaking) but developing the content was tough. It’s a terrifying honor to be asked to speak on behalf of one of the people you love most during one of the most important days of her life. How could I possibly do justice to her and her new husband?
It's National "Take Your Dog to Work Day." That means my pooch Logan--the unofficial mascot of Tufts Admissions--got to hang out with his pals in Bendetson Hall. The pictures tell the tale (tail?) of his day with us, but let's just say no one's lunch was safe and the campus squirrels were definitely on the run...
After May 1st, life slows down in the world of admissions. Wandering around the office, I see lots of people with headphones. So, being the curious person I am, I asked my colleagues to share 5+ songs they’re listening to this summer.
Have you ever been asked a simple yet mind bending question? Well, that’s what transpired last week when a friend asked me to be a panelist for his college access organization. Here is the question from his email: “In lieu of a biography from each panelist, I am asking that you answer this simple question in one sentence, “College is…?” Is that *really* a “simple” question??? College, just like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I began to wonder how Tufts people would answer this question, so I went about asking a bunch of people.