History on the Hill: Marston ‘Doc’ Balch’’s legacy lives on at Tufts

Tufts was the first in New England to have a Department of Drama and Speech when Marston “Doc” Balch established the program in 1940. A professor on the Hill for 35 years, Balch had an impact both on and off campus. One of his former students, Elizabeth Bottomley Noyce (J’ ‘52), even donated The Marston […]

Leong discusses gentrification of Chinatowns

Associate Professor in the College of Public and Community Service at University of Massachusetts Boston Andrew Leong spoke about gentrification of Chinatowns around the world last night in Braker Hall. The presentation was hosted by Tufts Asian American Alliance and featured information from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s recent report called, “Chinatown […]

Men’s Soccer | Solid season ends in early exit from NESCAC tournament

The men’s soccer team saw its season come to a devastating end last weekend in penalty kicks in the NESCAC Quarterfinals against Bowdoin. The loss brought an end to an up-and-down year that never saw the team reach its full potential. The team was hot out of the gate this fall. After defeating NESCAC rival […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The other day I was walking by the ostrich statue and overheard a tour guide exclaim something along the lines of, “It is very rare that you will find a Tufts student who is neither double majoring nor pursuing a minor.” When I was a prospective student, I actually paid attention to which […]

Keeping our distance

While Tufts Health Service’s recent campaign educates on drug and alcohol use, the presence of smoking on the Hill is also worth considering. Regardless of any efforts to denounce drugs and alcohol, a number of smokers can always be found outside of Tisch Library, at the tables outside of the Mayer Campus Center and in […]

Weekender | Alumnus discusses making career out of performance

For big-name musicians, making a music video tends to be a glamorous affair. Sets bustle with hair and makeup teams, craft services tables, well-stocked trailers and world-class choreographers and dancers. For Gregg Kallor (LA ‘00), however, the making of his music video, “Broken Sentences,” was decidedly different — and much less plush. Instead of a […]

Exhibition Review | Harvard Film Archive exhibits visionary director’s work

Chris Marker has long been known in film circles as one of the most delightfully enigmatic figures in French cinema. In the last years of his life, he didn’t like to be photographed and would often distribute photos or cartoonish animations of his cat, Guillaume-en-Egypte, in his place. Despite this reclusive facade, Marker’s films are […]

Cut Copy returns stronger than ever

Since releasing “In Ghost Colours” in 2008, Cut Copy has slowly been achieving more and more mainstream success. Its latest album, “Free Your Mind,” proves the band is only continuing to move forward. On its new record, Cut Copy has flawlessly created songs reminiscent of ’80s dance and pop music and, as a four-person electronic […]

The distance rule of my ethical calculus

This semester I came back to Tufts a day removed from a trip to Nepal (#Thats_What_YOLO_Means). As the semester creeps to an end, and what you did over the summer has ceased being an appropriate conversation starter, I’ve realized my window for self-congratulation is closing – thus my motivation to write. My trip to Nepal […]

Adam Kaminski | The Cool Column

As someone who thoroughly enjoys writing lousy columns, I didn’t think my commitment to the Daily would extend beyond this goofy, useless babble. I imagined becoming happily snared to Op-Ed and willfully trapped in this column until my four unproductive years came to a sudden halt. It would feel a lot like being trapped in […]