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The Power of Art

Biani Ebie, Participant

Yak of the Week

On Thursday the 16th of September we had a visit with Alas de Agua, a grassroots art collective in Santa Fe, where we got to talk a lot about our own relationships with art and how art can be used in social activism to portray the emotions of the......Read More

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Seeds are the Future

Biani Ebie, Participant

On Friday the 24th of September, the Tufts Civic Semester cohort visited the Tesuque Pueblo Farm on our quest to learn more about seed sovereignty and agriculture. Tesuque (also known as Taytsúgeh Oweengeh in Tewa) is the southernmost Tewa Pueblo.......Read More

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Looking back on an amazing week!

Jac, Participant

Hola, friends and family! Sorry for our silence – we have been busy busy settling into beautiful Northern New Mexico!! Here is a little sneak peak on all of the cool experiences we had the past week, our first post-orientation week: On Sunday......Read More

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Becoming A Family

Bradford, Instructor

By the end of the day yesterday, our group had finally spent a whole day together.  It is kind of milestone to have finally reached this moment after so much anticipation.  We are all together, in a beautiful and new place where we have so much to......Read More

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We Have Arrived to Truchas!

Jac, Instructor

The students have arrived to Truchas! — with one important exception, Sidney, whose flight got delayed and who will be joining us tomorrow. We can’t wait to see you, Sidney! We have settled into our home for the next 5 weeks – at Truchas......Read More

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Arrival Day Instructions and Tips

Program Instructors, Instructor

Hello everyone, We hope each member of our group is feeling excited about the upcoming travel to the Southwest. This post is here as a reference for what to expect when you arrive as well as some tips for your departure day. We (you, the students,......Read More

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Itinerary Overview for the Semester

Instructor Team, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Greetings! As you read this, I hope you are each feeling excited about the journey we will undertake together for over 90 days this Fall. Our time together will hold both perspectives that come from travel as well as an ability to connect to place......Read More

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And a note on technology!

Jac Kovarik, Instructor

Hey all – And here is a note on our technology philosophy as you prepare for your program. You are required to have a functional phone on you at all times during the program, and with sufficient funds to make a call to a Dragons instructor. If......Read More

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Let’s talk…PACKING!!!

Jac Kovarik, Instructor

Greetings from Phoenix, y’all! The desert over here has been unusually “cool” (below 100!) and humid, and has been raining a bit every day! Last night I drove through a lightening storm in Phoenix late at night and it was stunning.......Read More

Tufts Civic Semester Southwest

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My Introduction

Empress, Participant

Hello! My name is Empress, I am from New Haven, Connecticut. Though I love all things music, I hope to major in Biology. With a career goal to help bridge the dive between minoritized communities and healthcare, I can’t wait to discover new......Read More

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Greetings from the desert!

Jac Kovarik, Instructor

Hello, participants of the 2021 Tufts Civic Semester! I am SOOO excited to meet  you all, and it is coming up right around the corner!! Thank you to those who have already introduced themselves on the Yak Board 🙂 A little about myself — my......Read More

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Hello, and Welcome!

Bradford (Instructor), Instructor

These days, as I walk alongside the historical buildings of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, look out over the flowing Rio Grande, or watch the glow of a sunset across the desert valley illuminating the beautiful mountains, I find myself thinking of you,......Read More

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Introduction

Ben Chisam, Participant

Growing up in humid North Georgia, I am excited to experience a new environment in the Southwest this fall. In high school, my main interest was science, participating in the state Science Fair, leading my Science Olympiad team, and starting a STEAM......Read More

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Introduction

Biani Ebie, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Biani Ebie and I am from Lagos, Nigeria and Malden, MA, which is a small town right outside of Medford. In high school I was involved in dorm life, environmental sustainability, global citizenship work, and multiculturalism.......Read More

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Introduction!

Loey Waterman, Participant

Hi, everyone! My name is Loey, I am from Yarmouth, Maine and I have lived here my entire life. I attended Yarmouth High where I participated in theatre, student government, my school’s Civil Rights Team, as well as tennis on a strictly junior......Read More

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Introduction

Lily Feng, Participant

Hi guys! My name is Lily Feng, and I am from Farmington, CT, a small suburb near CT’s capital of Hartford. In high school, I developed a passion for issues surrounding immigration, global migration and the intersections of global issues that......Read More