Visiting the Hill this week

MONDAY “BME Seminar: Mariah Hahn” Details: Mariah Hahn of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be speaking as part of the Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series. When and Where: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., SciTech Center Room 136 Sponsor: School of Engineering “Sounding the Inexpressible: Postwar Musical Memory and the Case of Schoenberg’s ‘Survivor from Warsaw'” Details: Jeremy […]

Read by the River promotes literacy for Medford/Somerville kids

Hundreds of participants turned out for Read by the River, Tufts’ annual literacy carnival, which took place yesterday in the Gantcher Center from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The goal of the carnival, an initiative of Tufts Hillel, is to get kids from kindergarten to fifth grade excited about reading, according to senior Alexandra Zeitouni, the event’s co-chair. According […]

Twelfth annual Tufts Law Day on the Hill connects students and alumni

The Tufts Lawyers Association (TLA) hosted its 12th annual Law Day on the Hill event on Thursday, March 5 in Alumnae Lounge, with the goal of teaching interested students about law school and the legal profession and providing an opportunity for networking, according to Associate Director for Pre-professional Advising Stephanie Ripley. The event kicked off at 6:00 p.m., featuring a simulated law school classroom […]

Spring sprang sprung

Dear Spring Break, Finally, your presence has crept up on us. And I’m not talking about the iconic “Spring Breakers” (2012), Riff Raff kind of spring break. I’m talking about the week of solace colleges offer, characterized by a mass exodus of student to different locations and activities. While there are many options and forms, all can […]

Hashtag memories are not enough

Dec. 28: 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. Jan. 5: 23-year-old Eylül Cansin Feb. 11: 19-year-old Melonie Rose Feb. 15: 15-year-old Zander Mahaffey Feb. 26: 16-year-old Ash Haffner The five names listed above have two things in common: They were all transgender people, and they all took their own lives. These are five lives that have been lost. […]

Why ‘gay marriage’ isn’t as important as people think

I came out to my parents when I was 12. I’m pretty sure they thought it was a phase at first — because, really, who knows that they’re queer when they’re not even a teenager? But they were supportive, assured me that they loved me no matter what and moved on with their lives. Despite […]

Circus decisions should prompt deeper understanding of Jumbo as a mascot

Last week, The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that they would be phasing the use of elephants out of their shows in response to a growing public sense of discontent about how the animals are treated. This decision, if not entirely controversial, was a difficult one, as these great creatures have a […]

Outfield sleepers and busts

Due to the sheer volume of viable fantasy outfielders, I will only be discussing several sleepers and busts for your upcoming drafts. Jorge Soler has been discussed for a long time in fantasy circles, but he belongs on my sleeper list because ESPN has him listed as their No. 38 outfielder. I have him ranked […]

Jumbos survive opening rounds of NCAA tournament with home wins

Last year, it was Liz Moynihan’s (LA ’14) desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime that carried the Jumbos through the second round of the NCAA Div. III tournament, keeping their Final Four hopes alive. While this year’s opening rounds at Cousens didn’t end with quite the same photo finish, for the second year in […]

Tufts ends season in NESCAC semifinals

Tufts’ (9-15-2) postseason run concluded at Orr Rink with a close 3-2 loss to No. 9 Amherst (20-4-2). The Lord Jeffs, seeded second in the NESCAC, will advance to the tournament finals for the second straight year, where they will host the fourth seeded Williams Ephs. Even though the Jumbos came up short in their search for […]