Tufts Climate Action calls for fossil fuel divestment outside Board of Trustees meeting

Student members of Tufts Climate Action (TCA) gathered outside Ballou Hall during a Board of Trustees meeting on Saturday afternoon to protest Tufts’ investments in fossil fuels. The group’s primary goals were to meet members of the Board of Trustees as they left the building and to distribute letters explaining their cause, according to TCA member Shana Gallagher. Gallagher, a […]

Cary and Peleg: walk-ons turned varsity co-captains

In the fall of 2013, then-sophomores Nick Cary and Roy Peleg tried out as walk-ons for the Tufts men’s varsity tennis team. Little did they know that they would soon be permanent team members and that by their senior year they would be selected as team captains. In 2013, extenuating circumstances set the stage for Cary to join […]

Talon you about it

Webster’s Word of the Day: Trepid adjective \TREP-id\ timorous, fearful While I may not be the proudest resident of Cleveland, Ohio, I can attest that the city has one of the best public park systems I’ve ever encountered. The Metroparks serve as a great place to relax, spend time with family and run alongside the […]

Visiting the Hill this week

MONDAY “Questions of Faith: Religion, Diasporas, and Colonialism” Details: A panel of speakers will explore how marginalized people have retooled or rejected the impact of colonialism and missionary activity in the past with current social movements. Moderated by Dr. Heather Curtis, associate professor of religion, the panel will include Dr. Natalie Avalos, visiting assistant professor of religious […]

Tufts ALLIES hosts second annual Civil-Military Affairs Conference

Tufts Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) held its second annual Civil-Military Affairs Conference to discuss civil-military relations and the role of the military last Friday and Saturday. The conference’s theme this year was “Where Do We Go From Here: Post-Conflict Peacekeeping and Reconstruction in the 21st Century.” It featured panel discussions and a crisis simulation, according to Brian Pollock, a co-director […]

Steph Curry: GOAT?

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is off to one of the hottest starts any player has had in NBA history. He is clearly the No. 1 player in the world right now, (sorry Mr. James) and is leading the Warriors to an undefeated season thus far. His shooting numbers are off the charts, […]

Tufts beats Colby for fifth win

Seven seasons. A combined record of 11-45. Multiple 0-8 seasons. The Jumbos’ futile and heartbreaking seasons from 2008 to last year’s respectable 4-4 finish loom over each new season, threatening to invalidate the tremendous effort expended every year. These ghastly memories were exorcised on Saturday, however, when Tufts defeated Colby in dominant fashion to earn […]

A pipe dream

This past week, President Barack Obama’s administration announced it would reject the proposal to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, ending a long-running debate. Ahead of the world’s most important climate talks in years, it is an agenda-setting move. The pipeline would have further connected Canadian crude oil to American refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. It […]

‘Cornerstone’ lays foundation for sophomore album

Nico & Vinz, the Norwegian pop duo whose hit “Am I Wrong” (2013) has rocked airwaves for the last year and more, are back with their latest musical effort, “Cornerstone.” The EP, released Nov. 6, shows that the charm, complexity and addictiveness of “Black Star Elephant” (2014), their previous studio album, were not merely a fluke. No […]

Obama’s Keystone XL decision is about more than just the environment

President Obama finally vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline project on Friday after keeping it on the table for the past seven years, bringing an end to nearly a decade of activist and political drama. The move demonstrated a turn in Obama’s growing pro-environmentalist leanings as he prepares to enter his last year as president.  While the dialogue around […]