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Resounding from the Goddard Chapel carillon throughout the month of February is one of the great resistance songs of our era, “We Shall Overcome.” A defining anthem of the African-American Civil Rights movement, the modern version of this gospel hymn began to seep into consciousness during a 1945 tobacco workers’ strike, in Charleston, S.C. Disseminated … » read
Monday, January 23, 2017
4:45-6 pm, Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
Kalila Barnett, Executive Director, Alternatives for Community and Environment
Kalila Barnett is the Executive Director of Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), a leading environmental … » read
Monday, January 23, 2017
3:15-4:30 pm, Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
Dr. Vivek Bald, Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vivek Bald is a scholar, writer, and documentary filmmaker whose work … » read
This month, as we begin a new calendar year, Goddard Chapel’s carillon features the traditional new year carol “Levy-Dew.” Originating in the southwestern Welsh county of Pembrokeshire, the song has been a customary element of a start-of-year ritual in which children, using a fresh sprig of evergreen, will sprinkle newly-drawn well water on passers-by. The … » read
This month’s tune radiating from the Goddard Chapel carillon is “When the Summer Sun Is Shining,” a seasonal hymn from the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Beautifully evoking the sensory experience of the summer months, the text by Sydney Henry Knight is traditionally paired with a tune from the American shape-note tradition entitled “Holy Manna.” One of … » read
May’s carillon tune from the tower of Goddard Chapel anticipates the joy of Commencement with the traditional commercium (academic song) “Gaudeamus Igitur.” Likely originating from a 1287 Latin manuscript, it is now commonly sung as a formal hymn at university graduation ceremonies the world over (despite its light-hearted and decidedly non-formal character). Indeed, it will … » read
Today, Wednesday, April 15, we will be participating in a Boston and Medford moment of silence to mark the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings by tolling the Goddard Chapel bells at 2:49 pm.
Goddard Chapel’s carillon presently features the tune “St. Columba.” The melody is presumed to be an ancient Irish church melody, and received its name from a beloved 6th-century Irish saint credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland.
Especially in light of recent events, any student who wishes to have an academic flexibility support message sent to their faculty may request that through the University Chaplaincy.
The University Chaplaincy wants to offer its admiration and support to the many Tufts students, faculty, and staff who have devoted themselves to the cause of justice—against the racism that not only underpins many institutions in America but that also shapes and impacts our own campus community.