My Tufts Daily Column (4/25): It’s Complicated…But Not Really

Guys, so many feelings about all this, and updates on my role at the Daily. Know that even in this column, I was censored and threatened that my words wouldn’t see the light of…print…? For now just read and tell me what you think. Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders It’s… complicated. But not really.Continue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (4/25): It’s Complicated…But Not Really”

My Tufts Daily column (4/11): Seeing through the optics of whiteness, a love letter to Black Tufts, and the erasure in “incidents”

My Tufts Daily column, about Black people at Tufts, the white gaze, and the erasure in  “incidents”, complete with honesty (how refreshing!) Check back tonight about the process of writing this column, and more candid musings on the difficult miracle of, well, being.  Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders A truly purpose-driven love letter Published: Thursday,Continue reading “My Tufts Daily column (4/11): Seeing through the optics of whiteness, a love letter to Black Tufts, and the erasure in “incidents””

My Tufts Daily column (3/28): Degrees of Separation

Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders Degrees of separation   Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 When I was applying to colleges, none of my potentially first−generation college−bound friends had the nerve to entertain the thought of a gap year. I never thought critically about the prospect of volunteering on a political campaign or working full−time atContinue reading “My Tufts Daily column (3/28): Degrees of Separation”

My Tufts Daily Column (3/7) — 73 Days, but who’s counting?

Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders 73 Days — but who’s counting? By Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 One of my best friends’ Twitter byline reads, “May 19, 2013, 11:30 a.m. in the J Field,” the time and place of his graduation ceremony. I think he is over the 76 Days celebration. Anyway, last Sunday weContinue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (3/7) — 73 Days, but who’s counting?”

My Tufts Daily Column (2/14) – A B.A. in “Minding my own Business”

  Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders A B.A. in ‘Minding my own Business’ Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 To date, I’ve named and claimed over 15 majors over the last four years. Now take a breath, and smile−−you are officially more decisive than I am. For about a week, I was a biology major, andContinue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (2/14) – A B.A. in “Minding my own Business””

My First Tufts Daily Column: Respect Your Elders

This semester should officially be known as my “Daily” semester: I’m working as Managing Editor, I’m writing for Arts/News (when I damn well feel like it, or when there’s an exceptionally amazing episode of Real Housewives on), and I’m  a Features columnist! Cue the daily Daily overload. My weekly Features column is called “Respect YourContinue reading “My First Tufts Daily Column: Respect Your Elders”

Recent article: Substance unsurprisingly lacking in “Real Housewives” reunion special

Any excuse opportunity to turn my reality TV habit into writing is a welcome one! I’ve been into RHONY since season one, day one (for the record: Bethenny all the way). The season finale of season five left me wanting. In short: ‘meh’ and transparent. Even for RH standards. Is it the editing, or the ladies? Continue reading “Recent article: Substance unsurprisingly lacking in “Real Housewives” reunion special”

Boston Fashion Week: Merrily we flow along

Thanks to the ever-impressive and talented photographer Justin McCallum, I found myself at Boston Fashion Week on a blustery September weekend! Long story short: the fashions. My god, the fashions.  For a full photospread, visit JumboSlice blog, and read below for my take on several of the weekend’s best shows! Did I MENTION THE FASHIONS?Continue reading “Boston Fashion Week: Merrily we flow along”

Latest article: Africana Studies launches new major and minor

Most of my friends, family members, acquaintances, strangers on campus, and the poor souls who follow me on Twitter know about the fairly-well documented struggle for an Africana Studies DEPARTMENT at Tufts. This struggle has morphed into a program, not a department. This documentation exists in the Daily, the Observer, and other outlets, but itContinue reading “Latest article: Africana Studies launches new major and minor”

TV review: Tepid relationships, stereotypes hamper “Basketball Wives LA”

Tepid relations, stereotypes hamper ‘Basketball Wives’ TV Review | 2 out of 5 stars By Brionna Jimerson   Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 In recent years, VH1 has begun to catch up to television’s endemic lifestyle−based reality shows by targeting a different demographic of status−conscious viewers. The cable station has produced shows like “Basketball Wives,” “Baseball Wives” (2011−12) and the much more tragic,Continue reading “TV review: Tepid relationships, stereotypes hamper “Basketball Wives LA””

Gallery review: MFA jewelry exhibit brings sparkle, like Beyonce. Or…Jordin Sparks.

MFA jewelry exhibit brings sparkle to the Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit shows jewelry’s importance and influence through history By Brionna Jimerson A south German rosary from the mid-17th century, bequest of William Arnold Buffum. “Jewels, Gems and Treasures: Ancient to Modern,” curated by Yvonne Markowitz of the Museum of Fine Arts, is a study in the appreciation and significanceContinue reading “Gallery review: MFA jewelry exhibit brings sparkle, like Beyonce. Or…Jordin Sparks.”

First (print!) article of the semester! Interview with Provost David Harris

New university provost David Harris brings experience, fresh ideas to the Hill By Brionna Jimerson Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 09:09 Provost David Harris sat down with the Daily to discuss his history at Cornell and his future at Tufts. As a sociologist, dean, Obama administration advisor and the interim head of CornellContinue reading “First (print!) article of the semester! Interview with Provost David Harris”

Latest Article: Game of Thrones season 2 premiere review!

Adam Cohen and I tag-teamed this article! We’re both GoT fans (I am now, thanks to him and his father’s subscription to HBOGo). For the season premiere, we decided to write a review for the Tufts Daily. Unfortunately, the article didn’t run in time (we wrote it last week), and since a new episode airedContinue reading “Latest Article: Game of Thrones season 2 premiere review!”

Latest Article: Mass. legislature to consider paid sick days for employees

This article was incredibly enjoyable to write, believe it or not! I attended the rally (cited in the article). I’m usually not one for large gatherings like protests, etc, but it was a wonderful experience, hearign the pov’s of strangers, and being challenged. Challenge is sometimes necessary. Anyway, on with the article! **I’m not allowedContinue reading “Latest Article: Mass. legislature to consider paid sick days for employees”

Latest Article: Fletcher Professor Nasr named dean at Johns Hopkins

Fletcher professor Nasr named dean at Johns Hopkins Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 5, 2012 17:04 Fletcher School Professor of International Politics Vali Nasr will leave Tufts after this semester to become dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Dean of the Fletcher School ofContinue reading “Latest Article: Fletcher Professor Nasr named dean at Johns Hopkins”

Latest article: Jumbo Janitor Alliance hosts discussion forum

By Brionna Jimerson Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 08:03   The Tufts Daily Jumbo Janitor Alliance (JJA) last night hosted a discussion forum with members of the Tufts janitorial staff, the union representatives and students to discuss workers’ rights and their role at the university. Jumbo Janitor Alliance (JJA) last night organized andContinue reading “Latest article: Jumbo Janitor Alliance hosts discussion forum”

Latest article: Tufts launches Office Intercultural and Social Identities Program

This article was interesting to write, a good study in objectivity. I’ll come back to share my opinions soon. Is “separating” oneself from a story even possible? Aren’t stories, isn’t news inherently biased? How do I wear my “caps” simultaneously, or will my views “poison” the story? Is it poisoning, or healing? BAH! Anyway, I’m happy withContinue reading “Latest article: Tufts launches Office Intercultural and Social Identities Program”

Latest Article: Dr. Cornel West at Tufts (in other news: I died)

So. Dr. Cornel West. With his controversial politics and black church-infused rhetoric, it seems that everyone has an opinion on Dr. West and his political and social agenda. What does one do when face-to-face with the Good Doctor, with upwacrds of 20 minutes to spare? Interview? check. Video interview? check. Talk politics and whatnot, shootingContinue reading “Latest Article: Dr. Cornel West at Tufts (in other news: I died)”

Journalism 101: E-style profile writing? Anyone? Anyone?

I give credit where credit is due. During my summer at The Observer, I was able to watch a true editor, team-builder, innovator, and manager work. Under Elizabeth Spiers, the editor-in-chief at The Observer, I began to understand the importance of creating a team of people, and learning from the best. *aaand scene on theContinue reading “Journalism 101: E-style profile writing? Anyone? Anyone?”