Halligan renovations advance collaboration, ignore outdated technology

Each semester, hundreds of Tufts students embark on study abroad programs across the world. Some Jumbos adventure to semesters in cities like Paris or Hong Kong, but others studying computer science or electrical engineering may end up choosing a location closer to campus: Halligan Hall. Neighboring Cousens Gym, Halligan Hall is the central workplace of […]

Professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Tufts Professor of Chemical Engineering Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the academy is one of the highest engineering honors, according to the chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Kyongbum Lee. “It’s considered to be the most exclusive and prestigious academy [in which] to […]

Activist, former Black Panther Party leader delivers lecture

Dhoruba Bin Wahad, an activist and author who organized Black Panther Party chapters in New York City, gave a lecture yesterday during which he spoke about modern racism and social justice. Wahad began his lecture, “”The Rise of Democratic Fascism: Post ’60s Revision of Black Radicalism in America and the Corporate National-Security-State,”” by thanking students […]

Women’s Track and Field | Runners, throwers excel at Cupid Invitational

The women’s track and field team hosted its final regular season meet, the Tufts Cupid Invitational, over the weekend at the Gantcher Center. The meet was the largest ever held in Gantcher with a slew of Div. I, II and III teams from across the country convening in Medford for what the USTFCCCA (U.S Track […]

Men’s Squash | The women’s track and field team hosted its final regular season meet, the Tufts Cu

The men’s squash team played its final matches of the season last weekend, competing in the College Squash Association’s Team Championships E bracket. The Jumbos won two of their three matches, which were held across the Greater Boston area. The team ended its season with an overall record of 6-18. Tufts started the weekend with […]

Speak up, Hindus

Last week, my Twitter timeline was filled with discussions on Penguin India’s decision to pull all unsold copies of “The Hindus: An Alternative History”(2009) by University of Chicago professor Wendy Doniger. The decision came after protests across India by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the Hindu hard-liners and a lower-court order. The publishing house decided not […]

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I have taught Bioethics at Tufts as a part-time faculty member for over twenty years. The Philosophy Department has always been welcoming, supportive and scrupulously fair to me. The Tufts’ administration has never given me cause for personal complaint either. However, had I not been employed elsewhere with strong union protection (at […]

TV Review | ‘Black Sails’ opens as a shallow swashbuckling series

As the opening lines of Starz’s new series “Black Sails” remind us, “most of the world is run how a pirate ship is run — the strong will lead and the weak will follow.” Unfortunately, it only took a few episodes for the drama to prove itself one of the weak — making it among […]

Theater Review | A.R.T. show explores, critiques aid work in Uganda

The crowd cheered as the lights came up and Griffin Matthews, the co-creator, lead actor and inspiration behind the main character of “Witness Uganda,” walked out on stage. Matthews seemed to swell — proudly, not egotistically — with the applause. After months of preparation, “Witness Uganda” had finally been brought to life at the American […]

‘RoboCop’ reboot disappoints

“RoboCop” is the latest Hollywood reboot to grace theaters in the off-season of cinema. It’s difficult to address the level of irony surrounding the idea of a “RoboCop” reboot, seeing as the “RoboCop” franchise has already suffered two disappointing sequels after the 1987 debut film — a movie which openly mocked American consumerism by interrupting […]