New Perkins Loans provisions increase borrowing costs for students

Changes made to the Federal Perkins Loan Program with the passing of an act through Congress last year on Dec. 17, will raise borrowing costs for students in the Class of 2020. The loan program, which would have expired on Sept. 30 last year, was extended through fiscal year 2016 with the passing of the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015. […]

Tufts community celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Students and faculty remembered the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in an event entitled “Moving the Movement Forward” held yesterday at Goddard Chapel. This year’s celebration surrounded five themes: faith and hope, equality, unity and collective action, justice as well as action. The event began with a spoken-word performance by senior Cameron Flowers, who urged for […]

Northeastern joins Tufts, other area colleges in arming campus police

Northeastern University became the fifth Boston-area university to allow its campus police officers to work with semiautomatic rifles last December, following a similar policy that has been in place at Tufts since 2008. According to Deputy Director of Public Safety Leon Romprey, all sworn Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers have been trained to use semiautomatic rifles, also known as patrol […]

Second annual Day of Service held in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Members of the Tufts community participated in the second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service, volunteering at four different locations in the surrounding area this past Saturday. The MLK Day of Service, hosted by the University Chaplaincy, brought volunteers from Tufts to serve at the American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry, the Cambridge Zen Center, the […]

In ‘Shades of Blue,’ Jennifer Lopez is a cop guilty of corruption and unoriginality

Amidst the deluge of midseason television premieres, Jennifer Lopez’s new NBC police crime drama “Shades of Blue” (2016) seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. Starring in and producing the show, Lopez is clearly the main draw, but, unfortunately, it is hard at times to praise anything other than her. Many tend to forget that Lopez got […]

González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant’ is beautiful yet exhausting

If there’s one thing Alejandro González Iñárritu’s recent films do not lack, it’s vitality. Whereas “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”’s (2014) relentless pulse propelled the film to success at last year’s Academy Awards, González Iñárritu’s latest release, “The Revenant,”(2015) instead draws energy from the sound and rhythm of breath. It’s the first noise […]

Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’ provides absorbing look at murder case

Truth, as the well-worn cliche goes, is often stranger than fiction. In “Making a Murderer”(2015), a new Netflix documentary series that premiered on Dec. 18, 2015, truth and fiction are virtually indistinguishable – in more ways than one. Despite the fact that it recounts true events, the show has all the elements of a good novel […]