When classes began this September, junior Rebecca Short was checking the classical studies department website to make sure she was on track to be able to declare her second major, classical studies. However, when Short looked online, she was met with an unpleasant surprise. “I didn’t realize they were changing the major,” Short said.
While most professors started their fall semester in Medford/Somerville classrooms, Rebecca Jackson, Tufts’ new assistant professor of Earth and climate sciences, found herself in the glacial fjords of Alaska, studying the interaction between glacial ice and the ocean.
The Tufts American Sign Language program, housed under the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development, fosters a tight-knit community of students who are passionate to learn and eager to take courses.
Growing up, Tufts sophomore Gabriela Perez remembers watching television at home. The shows and movies she watched influenced her perception of different people across the globe as well as a variety of societal concepts.
Donald Megerle has never run a marathon. But that does not stop Coach Don, as his runners affectionately call him, from training 50 athletes from the Tufts Marathon Team to complete the race every year.