Sailing notches strong finishes in season openers

The co-ed sailing team began its fall season with two highly regarded tournaments over the weekends of Sept. 13 and Sept. 20: Yale’s Harry Anderson Trophy located at Yale’s own McNay Family Sailing Center, and the MIT/Boston University Hatch Brown Trophy Invitational located on the Charles River. This past weekend, the Jumbos placed fourth out of 18 […]

Field hockey rolls to 6-0

The Jumbos continued their stampede this past week, racking up another pair of shutout victories. The Tufts squad flew down to Virginia over the weekend to take on then-No. 9 Christopher Newport University in a fierce battle of top 10 teams, from which Tufts emerged on top by a score of 3-0. Then, back in Massachusetts, Tuesday […]

‘Sleepy Hollow’ second season stays weird, wonderful

When FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow” (2013 – present) premiered last fall, it provided a type of entertainment unlike anything else on television: a fun, fast-paced mash-up of historical fiction and paranormal fantasy using a police procedural formula. Although only thirteen episodes, the show’s first season — enhanced by the buddy-cop chemistry of its two leads, Tom […]

Jumbo exhibition celebrates beloved mascot’s unique history

The elephant, the mascot, the legend: Jumbo and his legacy are the focus of the Tufts Art Gallery’s new exhibit “Jumbo: Marvel, Myth and Mascot.” Curated by Tufts Professor of Art History Andrew McClellan, the exhibition is the first comprehensive exploration of Jumbo, who arrived on campus 125 years ago. The story encompasses Jumbo’s journey from […]

For Homecoming, Jumbos look to repeat win

Tufts football opened up its season with a convincing 24-17 win over Hamilton, but it will have a tougher test this week against Bates. The Bobcats finished last season with a 4-4 record and have beaten the Jumbos in their past four matchups. The Bobcats lost their first game this season to Amherst, arguably the […]

Mark Ranalli selected to head Gordon Institute

Business leader and entrepreneur Mark Ranalli joined the Tufts Gordon Institute (TGI) as its new executive director, associate dean and professor of the practice earlier this month, replacing Robert Hannemann, former director of TGI and professor, who stepped down earlier this year after seven years.  As director of TGI, Ranalli said he will lead the institute by working […]

‘Gotham’ brings fresh, crime-drama twist to Batman legacy

“Gotham” (2014 – present) catapults into fall TV’s comic-scape with all the expected classics: cloaked imps whizzing through market alleyways, sweeping pans of a shadow-soaked city, a full, brooding score of police sirens and suspense-mode strings. Immediately recognizable are the impossibly gloomy and permanently wet streets that the Batman trope has carved into the collective […]

Tufts no longer a quirky paradise?

Like it or not, Tufts University seems to be closely associated with a quality that has become quite the buzzword in recent years: quirk. Though some students resist and even resent this association, more still cling to it as the deciding factor in their college decision and a key component of the atmosphere that Tufts […]

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ yields amusing slapstick, not much else

“You’re all grounded!” Hillary Altman (Jane Fonda) announces in “This Is Where I Leave You,” released Sept. 19, in the wake of her husband’s death. But when Hillary addresses her middle-aged, incredulous children, little does she know that everyone in the room, save maybe the tottering kid, Cole (Cade Lappin), has his or her own set […]

Neha Sandeep links biology and art in color

Any student that has happened to wander into the Tufts’ art studio within the last four years has probably stumbled across the artwork of Neha Sandeep, perhaps even recognizing her work’s trademark vibrant colors. Sandeep, a senior, began studio art classes when she was 13 years old. Though she has been trained in drawing and other art […]