Flashback Friday: ROTC draws protests amid ban, 1987

In 1969, during protests against the Vietnam War, Tufts voted to ban the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) from campus. They weren’t the only ones — other elite colleges such as Harvard and Columbia did the same. In the midst of this ban, on Sept. 27, 1987, two ROTC helicopters landed in Ellis Oval, delivering 64 ROTC cadets — […]

History on the Hill: Floating Hospital for Children

Boston has long been known for its top-of-the-line medical care, and the city boasts some of the best hospitals in the nation. Contributing to this culture of advanced medical treatment is the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. According to Dan Bird, the director of volunteers at Tufts Medical Center, the Floating Hospital was one of the region’s […]

Tufts rowers earn top-five finishes in both events at Textile River Regatta

It typically takes a regatta or two for the men’s crew team to settle into a rhythm both on and off the water. Midseason or later, therefore, the team reaches peak form, and the best results emerge. This go-round, however, the team burst out of the gates and raced its way to a double-top-five finish. Loaded with […]

An open letter to President Monaco and Provost Harris from Tufts part-time lecturers

Dear President Monaco and Provost Harris, As you know, the recently formed Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of part-time faculty has been in negotiations with Tufts since the spring, and we have made some real progress. Tufts has moved to bring its practices into line with its averred values. In regularizing the appointments and contracts […]

Acrobatic performances amaze in ‘Traces’

If you only had 90 minutes left to live, what would you do with that time? Nothing, everything, or try to leave a lasting impression, a trace, of who you are?  This question frames “Traces” (2006), which opened at ArtsEmerson’s Cutler Magestic Theatre on Oct. 1 — and its emphatic answer is, of course, the third […]

‘How to Get Away with Murder’ intriguing, inconsistent

The new fall TV show “How to Get Away with Murder” (2014) is another addition to ABC’s Thursday night lineup. The new project of executive producer Shonda Rhimes — the creator of “Scandal” (2012 – present) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005 – present) — “How to Get Away with Murder” follows law professor and defense lawyer […]

Tufts narrowly falls to MIT in team’s first dual match of the season

The women’s tennis team took the court for its first dual match of the season on Wednesday afternoon, taking on local foe MIT on Voute Courts. Although the Jumbos turned in a strong effort, they fell short by a score of 5-4. The match kicked off with the three doubles matches of which the Engineers took two, both by fairly wide margins. At […]

Tufts CTSI begins application process for Pilot Studies Program

The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is wrapping up the preliminary stage of its application process for its sixth annual Pilot Studies Program, with the deadline for Letters of Intent today. The program,  founded in 2009, selects qualified applicants to receive one year of funding for CTSI-oriented research projects. The Pilot Studies Program generally grants up to $30,000 to selected projects. Although this […]

Committee responds to Strategic Plan in document draft, discussion sessions

On Sept. 23, the Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning and Implementation Committee released a draft of the working document for a strategic plan, which details the School of Arts and Sciences’ response to the university’s T10 Strategic Plan. The committee then offered five discussion sessions this week for different community groups, and launched an online forum in which community […]

Bentley professor discusses economic future of EU

Michael Quinn, professor of economics and associate director of Ph.D programs at Bentley University, led a discussion last night on the economic conditions and current political situation of the European Union (EU). The lecture, titled “EU After the Great Recession,” was hosted by the Fletcher Political Forum at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, which hosts two […]