TEDxSomerville event to be held at Tufts

TEDxSomerville is hosting its third TED talk event, under the theme “Reinvent,” in two weeks in Cohen Auditorium. The event from the independent Somerville TEDx chapter will feature 14 speakers from the Somerville area on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to Devin Bramhall, executive director of TEDxSomerville, the free event is […]


Jumbos look to improve in time for NESCAC qualifiers

In their first tournament of the fall season, the men’s golf team finished ninth out of 20 teams this past Saturday and 13th overall on Sunday at the par-71 Williams Invitational at the Taconic Golf Club. On the first day, junior Owen Elliott led the team, shooting three-over par for a score of 74, finishing in […]


‘Mad Max’ video game provides wild but forgettable ride

Bristling with rusty spikes, a car surges forth on a burst of nitrous oxide, pushing one bandit vehicle out of the way and firing a harpoon into another, which pulls its front door clean off. A greasemonkey, Chumbucket, reloads the harpoon. The next hit throws the bandit driver out of his seat, sending him flying. A shot from a sawed-off shotgun […]


First-years gain valuable starts in opening weekend

The two best skippers and the two best dinghy crews for Tufts competed at the 43rd Annual Harry Anderson Trophy hosted by Yale this past weekend. They finished 15th out of 18 teams in their season opener. “As an A team, this was our first big regatta, our first high-level intersectional,” senior tri-captain Caroline Atwood […]


Murdoch’s acquisition of National Geographic raises concerns

In an age when so many people, especially students, read the news on their phone screens rather than finding the time to flip through print pages, it is no surprise that magazines and businesses that were too slow to go digital have suffered immensely over the past few years. Thus, it wasn’t too surprising when it was […]


Mind the Gap

The matriculation ceremony for this year’s incoming freshman class was certainly a warm embrace, if you will. The quest for a diverse “mosaic,” in admissions-speak, had been completed. We, the melting new members of the Class of 2019, were like hot tiles, fit together and at last glued down to the Tufts ground. Our jagged edges […]


Tufts silk ink research leads to new medical developments

Biomedical and mechanical engineers from Tufts published research this summer that could make inkjet printing a more effective tool for synthesizing medical technologies, with developments for a platform that allows 3D printing for liquid silk. The study, published on June 16 in Advanced Materials online, examined silk inks that contain biological molecules such as enzymes, antibiotics, antibodies, nanoparticles and growth […]


Student Services makes major infrastructural changes

Tufts Student Services made several changes to its infrastructure this past summer, reflecting an ongoing effort by the university to improve the quality of assistance and advising provided by Student Services. According to Dean of Student Services Paul Stanton, Student Services has made changes in three different areas: changing how space is used in Dowling Hall, reorganizing […]


Inaugural Bridge-Year fellows take off in high spirits

As pre-orientation students and staff roamed the campus in late August, a different orientation was beginning for 15 new members of the Tufts community. These students are the inaugural class of the Tisch College’s 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program, a gap-year program unveiled in February 2014. As members of the 1+4 program, these students dedicate the first eight to […]


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