Events this Weekend

This is how to make your weekend artsy and fun: Light the Night with DTD: The brothers of DTD will be joining the Boston Light the Night Walk to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Having contributed the most of any Boston-area college group for the past three years, DTD’s goal this year […]

Green Line Extension project faces $1 billion in excess costs

Tufts students and Somerville/Medford residents anticipating the public transportation update promised by the Green Line Extension Project (GLX) may have even more waiting to do; Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority (MBTA) officials announced on Aug. 21 that the project will cost between $700 million and $1 billion more than originally planned. The GLX project, which would extend the […]

Reggie Love speaks to student-athletes at roundtable discussion

“Who’s tougher to work for: President Obama or Coach K?” Drew Madsen, junior forward for the Tufts men’s basketball team, asked Reggie Love.  Love was at Tufts last week as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, an event co-sponsored by the Department of Athletics and the Political Science Department. A private roundtable discussion held prior […]

Jumbos split weekend games against NESCAC rivals

Following its win against MIT on Sept. 29, Tufts looked to carry its momentum into its two away games this weekend against NESCAC rivals No. 15 Amherst on Saturday and Hamilton on Sunday. The Jumbos emerged victorious 1-0 against the Lord Jeffs but dropped Sunday’s contest to the Continentals by the same score.   Tufts struggled to maintain […]

Increase in noise complaints leads to neighborhood surveillance and outreach

The Office of Student Affairs and Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) have recorded 24 noise complaints leveled at students by residents of Medford and Somerville this past month. According to Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire, the number of noise complaints began to increase in early September and have been steadily accumulating. The […]

Annual National Coming Out Day Rally promotes celebration of identity

The annual National Coming Out Day Rally, which gives students an opportunity to discuss their personal experiences with gender and sexuality is taking place on the Lower Campus Center Patio this afternoon. According to Abigail Mendez, a Team Q Peer Leader at the LGBT Center, today’s rally will feature a variety of speakers, including Humanist-in-Residence Walker Bristol, faculty members and […]

‘Black Mass’ shows ambition, falls short of expectations

Anyone who has seen Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” (1990) knows exactly what to expect when they sit down to watch a gangster film. The main character will be relatable, funny and likable one moment and cold-hearted and murderous the next. Killings will be abrupt, even casual, and paired with clever, callous dialogue, usually accompanied by at least a few […]

Fletcher alumnus appointed new chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Fletcher School alumnus General Joseph Dunford (F ’92) has begun his new role as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer in the country. Dunford succeeds General Martin E. Dempsey, who officially retired on Oct. 1. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Dunford to the top military position on July 29, after President Obama […]

Jumbos finish regular season undefeated

Another solid weekend tournament for Tufts’ club water polo team led to a remarkable 8-0 finish to the regular season. At Bowdoin, the team defeated St. Michael’s (13-1), University of Vermont (5-0 forfeit), Colby (14-6) and Bowdoin (10-3). The Jumbos’ uncontested dominance of the North Atlantic Division secured them the No. 1 seed at the upcoming […]

‘Heroes Reborn’ wasn’t worth wait

Fans of the science-fiction series “Heroes” (2006 – 2010) were devastated when the cult favorite was canceled after an epic cliffhanger. “Heroes” followed the lives of characters all around the world who had begun to develop superhuman abilities. The show traced their various encounters with each other and saw several characters band together on multiple occasions in order to save […]