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...
Later this week, Tufts will release admissions decisions for our Class of 2018. But before the admissions conversation becomes a celebration about those who were accepted, let me pause at this penultimate moment and acknowledge the students who will get unhappy news from us. They worked hard during high school and often submitted compelling applications, so I’d like to offer some context for the disappointing outcome.
I love a Broadway show (even when the performance is far from Broadway). And of course I love some shows more than others, with RENT landing near the top of my list of favorites. So I was really excited when I heard the '90s rock opera would be the winter production for Tufts' Drama Department. I wasn't disappointed.
South Hall 264 had been transformed into a set, or as close to a "set" as a sophomore dorm room could become. Then again, the set was supposed to be a college dorm room so there was a certain logic to our surroundings.
Colleges—just like towns and high schools—have personalities as well as reputations. One is emotional while the other (mostly) depends on evidence (and history). But assessing a college's personality is more of a feeling than an analytical proposition. It's a flavor rather than a data point.