Rachael Jackson blends best of Tufts and SMFA

Fifth-year student Rachael Jackson may become the most artistic doctor in the country. Pursuing a pre-med track like many of her fellow Jumbos, Jackson’s dual enrollment with Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) sets her apart, giving her an in-depth knowledge of many aspects related to the arts and sciences. […]

#YesAllWomen … but not you

Disclosure: I’m not going to talk explicitly about ecofeminism in this week’s column. This column is about a few things mainstream feminists often have difficulty acknowledging. Feminism originated in a white-supremacist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic society. As I said in my first column, people who don’t identify as feminists because they don’t know what the term […]

New Tufts Chaplaincy series seeks civil dialogue on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

While there are a number of on-campus groups that support different perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is not always a great deal of successful communication between them. “Restoring Dignity in the Israel-Palestine Conversation,” a new “third-space” conversation series sponsored by the Tufts University Chaplaincy, aims to open up the dialogue among students. According to […]

Ski team hopes to maintain consistency through transition phase

The Tufts ski team is a perennial contender for a bid to the United States College Ski Association’s (USCSA) National Championships. Capable of racing competitively, even against varsity ski teams, this student-run club has had no shortage of success, but also is not without difficulties to overcome. Coach Martin Wilson left the team after last season, and the women’s […]

MTV serves up another trite teen drama with ‘Happyland’

Amid dramas about fake lesbians, reality shows following virtual love and teenage wolf thrillers, new drama “Happyland” (2014-present) seems refreshingly normal for MTV standards. “Happyland,” which premiered on MTV last week, follows Lucy Velez (Bianca A. Santos) and her teenage friends as they work at Happyland, a Disney-like theme park. Based on this premise, “Happyland” is […]

Affordable housing conference underscores growing need for action

With each new year, and each new search for off-campus housing, there seems to be a hike in rent costs for locations in Medford and Somerville. Many students have at least one story of sticker shock, the moment when a realtor unveils the glaring flaw of the otherwise all-too-perfect apartment. This afternoon, the Four Planning […]

B.J. Novak publishes children’s book

For many, B.J. Novak is “that guy from ‘The Office’” (2005-2013). But apart from being “Ryan the Temp” with whom Michael Scott (Steve Carell) and Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) are infatuated, Novak is beginning to make every “Office” lover wonder, “Is there anything he can’t do?” According to Novak, he’s just “a writer who wants to […]

Athletics department honors Team IMPACT

Team IMPACT (Inspire, Motivate, and Play Against Challenges Together), a nonprofit organization that invites students with life-threatening illnesses to play with college athletics teams, received the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Tufts Athletic Department at their awards night on Sept. 26. Team IMPACT was co-founded by Tufts alumni Jay Calnan (E ’87), Kris Herman (LA ’86, […]

Myanmar talk kicks off crash course lecture series

David Dapice, associate professor of economics and chief economist at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Myanmar Program, presented a lecture on economic development in Myanmar last night at 6:00 p.m. in Goddard Hall. The lecture, titled “Against the Odds: Economic Development in Myanmar,” was part of the International Relations Program’s Director’s Leadership Council (DLC) crash course series. Senior Yufei […]

Tufts to host conference on affordable housing today

The Four Planning Schools (4P) and Massachusetts American Planning Association (MassAPA) Annual Conference will take place today at 4:30 p.m. in Cabot ASEAN Auditorium. This year’s conference, titled “Securing Affordable Housing in Hot Market Areas,” will feature the research of Rachel Bratt, former professor of urban and environmental policy and planning (UEP), who retired this August after joining Tufts […]