Former Missouri state senator discusses his book, time in prison

Jeffrey Smith, a professor at the New School and a former Missouri state senator, spoke about his book on reforming America’s prison system in a presentation in the Crane Room on Thursday night. The event, titled “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What my year behind bars taught me about the America’s prison crisis,” was hosted […]

TUPD records reduction in noise complaints in surrounding neighborhood

There has been a decrease in the total number of neighborhood noise complaints received by Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) since students received an email from Student Affairs on Sept. 25. In the email to the community, Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire and Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon reminded students of the importance of being respectful in the Medford and […]

Tufts sees mixed results, missed cuts

Armed with a new boathouse and a squad of determined Jumbos, the sailing team has competed in multiple competitions: the Moody Trophy, the New England Sloop Championship, the Truxton Umstead Trophy, the Oberg Trophy and, most recently, the Erwin Schell Trophy. The team saw mixed results in those regattas, placing 14th out of 18 teams, sixth out of […]

‘So Familiar’ makes bluegrass bearable

Perhaps best known for starring in “The Jerk” (1979), “Cheaper by the Dozen” (2003) and “The Pink Panther” (2006), Steve Martin is much more famous for being a movie star than a musician. The accomplished comedy actor’s musical career, however, has been a long and impressive one. He has been putting out albums since his 1977 debut, “Let’s Get […]

‘Amy’ soundtrack a moving elegy to late singer-songwriter

Though British songstress Amy Winehouse passed away four years ago now, she still has an unquestionable presence in the music world. Known as much for her debaucheries and dramatic private life as she was for her remarkable voice, Winehouse inspired many with her unique brand of ’50s-inspired neo soul. Recently, Winehouse has been in the […]

The Bout of Drought

On the eve of this Halloween, I twisted my ankle. Despite what the “Minions” (2015) movie tells you, just because you dress like a minion for Halloween does not mean you can bounce off the walls unharmed. What was weirder, however, was my Halloween experience at the hospital the next day. First of all, there […]

TCU Special Election results

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held a special election yesterday to fill one seat on the TCU Judiciary and the Women’s Center representative position. According to Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) Chair Paige Newman, 10.95 percent of the eligible student body voted, with 636 students voting in the election. In elections open to the entire Tufts student […]

Nancy Bauer discusses philosophy, pornography at Author Talk

Nancy Bauer, philosophy professor and dean of academic affairs for Arts and Sciences, discussed her new book “How to Do Things With Pornography“ in the Hirsch Reading Room yesterday afternoon. “How to Do Things With Pornography” was released this past April.  Bauer was the second speaker in the library’s ongoing Author Talk program, which is hosted by Friends of […]