TCU Senate seeks to gain student input on housing issues

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate this October created an ad-hoc committee to gather student input about the future of housing at Tufts. Students’ advice and concerns collected by the committee, led by TCU President senior Brian Tesser and Vice President junior Gauri Seth, will be submitted to the university-led Residential Strategies Working Group (RSWG). […]

Tufts student wins this year’s Global Peter Drucker Challenge

A Tufts junior is being recognized at the seventh annual Global Peter Drucker Forum for winning the 2015 Global Peter Drucker Challenge. The Drucker Forum is held today and tomorrow in Vienna, Austria. Tufts student Khuyen Bui was selected as the grand prize winner of the challenge, an essay competition in which submissions focus on Peter Drucker, an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator and author. Challenge […]

Fletcher School hosts talk with Kurdistan regional representative to the U.S.

Approximately 80 people attended a presentation on Kurdistan by Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s representative to the United States, in the ASEAN Auditorium Tuesday evening. The talk, “Kurdistan: The New Player in the Middle East?,” was hosted by the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies within The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The event began […]

‘Beasts of No Nation’ captivates with gorgeous cinematography, writing

“Older men declare war. But it is the young that fight and die.” While Herbert Hoover’s words apply to warfare in general, they seem particularly relevant in regards to the child soldier crises in parts of Africa. The tragic plight of these children is at the center of director/writer/cinematographer Cary Fukunaga’s film, “Beasts of No Nation” (2015), […]

Give Graham a shot

For a Republican primary debate, last week wasn’t much of a show. Suffice to say it was far from the most interesting debate. Perhaps it represents the broader staleness of the Republican primaries, despite many claims that the race has never been so unpredictable and exciting. Either way, some rightly remain horrified as two zany […]

Creative writing is for everyone

We tend to think of the math and science fields as being particularly hypermasculine and sexist. A class like creative writing, on the other hand, is seen as something “anyone” can participate in. People love to pretend creative writing allows us to understand “universal” human values that transcend differences of race, gender, sexuality, class, etc. But in reality, creating […]

Week 9

With the regular season now more than halfway over, we’re quickly approaching a new high in complete and utter incompetence. And with that, let’s get to what went wrong this week. Ken Whisenhunt: Two head coaches have already been fired this season. Whisenhunt was relieved of his coaching duties by the Titans this week following […]

Jumbos drop regular season finale to Panthers

The Jumbos suffered a defeat at the hands of the Middlebury Panthers on Saturday, falling in four sets in their final match of the regular season. With the loss, Tufts fell to 17-7 on the season and 7-3 within the NESCAC. Middlebury is 17-6 with an equal 7-3 conference record. Because of the head-to-head win, Middlebury will […]

Jumbos look to secure winning record with game against Mules

With just two weeks remaining in the season, the Jumbos are looking to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2007. The 4-2 Tufts football team will travel to face 1-5 Colby on Saturday. Despite Colby’s record, Tufts coach Jay Civetti wants to be sure his team does not get complacent in the […]

To be a little emperor

I had one thing in common with almost every Chinese-born person I met this summer in Beijing: I am an only child. “You are Chinese!” they would joke, smiling welcomingly as I had suddenly gained membership to their private club. It is true that a majority of Chinese people born in the past few decades […]