Conservatives: Boehner too soft

Right wing: JOHN BOEHNER IS BAD! Democrats: Yeah, cool, I think we’re on the same page on this one. Right wing: DOWN WITH BOEHNER! Democrats: Yeah! Down with him! Right wing: A REAL REPUBLICAN INSTEAD! Democrats: Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Nevermind. We take it back. Boehner is fine. Guys? Right wing: TOO LATE! GOVERNMENT MUST […]

The politics of public spaces

“In great cities, spaces as well as places are designed and built: walking, witnessing, being in public, are as much part of the design and purpose as is being inside to eat, sleep, make shoes or love or music. The word citizen has to do with cities, and the ideal city is organized around citizenship […]

Inspectors evaluate condition of Lewis roof following student complaints

Lewis Hall is undergoing inspection by Tufts Facilities for cracks in the dormitory’s roof, which will be replaced during the summer as a part of larger on-campus construction and renovation projects. This week’s inspection, which started Tuesday and ends today, follows a previous inspection conducted by Facilities of top-floor rooms in Lewis Hall on Sept. 24, according to […]

Tufts-in-Tübingen program celebrates 50 years

Fifty years ago, Tufts brought four graduate students to Tübingen University in East Germany to take part in Tufts’ first study abroad program. This past weekend, the Tufts-in-Tübingen program, which later expanded to focus on undergraduates, welcomed back to the Medford/Somerville campus 120 program alumni, ranging from the Class of 1969 to the Class of 2015, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. […]

Letter from the Editor

On Oct. 13, a Jumbo Beat blog post called “The Perks of Dating a Foreign Student” was published. It has since been removed due to its offensive content. This piece exoticized whole portions of Tufts’ student body. It was blatantly exclusionary in the audience it sought to address — namely, domestic students with U.S. citizenship. It […]

Coiling around the core of the essay

As a Tufts Writing Fellow, I recently met with a Chinese student to discuss her paper for a social science class. I was struck by the language she had used, which was more engaging than what I am used to seeing in academic papers, cushioned with metaphors and humor. It took me a couple reads […]

Jumbos hope to improve to 4-0 against Bantams Saturday

Following their homecoming victory over Bowdoin, 3-0 Tufts is looking to carry the momentum into a tough game against Trinity at home on Saturday in what should be a physical affair. Both teams are undefeated on the season. “There’s obviously areas we need to improve in,” Coach Jay Civetti said. “Trinity is as good a team […]

The Institute Sketch Comedy brings laughs, comedic circle of friends to Tufts

One of Tufts’ two sketch comedy groups, The Institute Sketch Comedy (The Institute), performed their first show of the semester, “Joaquin on Sunshine,” this past Friday in front of a full house in Braker 001. Currently headed by seniors Elliot Cobb and Elaine Bledsoe, as well as Jehan Madhani, a fifth-year dual degree student, The Institute is different from […]

Events Box

The weekend is almost here! Here are some cool events on and around the Tufts campus that could give you a much-needed study break. Maybe bring your parents along: Screening of “Steve Jobs:” The Tufts Film series is sponsoring an advanced screening of  “Steve Jobs,” starring Michael Fassbender. The film opens nationwide on Oct. 23. The event […]

Dances rejuvenates junior Marian Woznic

With all of the dancing junior Marian Woznica does, one would think she has something like Restless Leg Syndrome. On her Tufts application, she wrote that her first step was, in fact, a dance step. Her essay examined how dance breaks down barriers between people, a phenomenon with which Woznica had firsthand experience when she worked […]