Tufts Institute of Cosmology’s research points to the possibility of multiverse

It may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but recent research from the Tufts Institute of Cosmology confirms the possibility that multiple universes could exist within black holes. Last December, physics and astronomy professor Alexander Vilenkin, also the director of the Institute of Cosmology, published a paper with his colleagues verifying the possible existence of the multiverse theory. The theory is […]

Hockey pulls off win against Wesleyan, struggles against top-ranked teams

Tufts (6-7-5) fell 4-0 to Williams (13-4-1) on Frida,y and allowed Middlebury (6-7-5) to tie up Saturday’s contest at three goals apiece at the very last minute in what proved to be a frustrating weekend away for the Jumbos. “If we can get three goals or more in our games, with our defensive core, our penalty […]

Jumbos swim confidently in last race before NESCAC Championships

Over the weekend Tufts competed in a two-day Invitational held at Middlebury College, competing against the host and NESCAC rival Williams College, among other New England schools. Although the meet was not scored, it still gave all three teams the opportunity to size up their opponents, and it gave swimmers who will not be swimming […]

Tufts Amalgamates’ latest album receives four CARA nominations

“Pendulum” (2015) , the Amalgamates’ latest album, will be well represented in the nominations for this year’s Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA), with the album garnering a total of four nominations in the categories of best mixed collegiate album, best mixed collegiate arrangement, best mixed collegiate solo and best mixed collegiate song. The winners of […]

Tufts’ financial aid refund partner collected $30 million through deceptive practices

Federal investigators found last December that Higher One, the student refund vendor that Tufts partners with, had improperly collected 30 million dollars in fees from students across the United States over the course of around a year and a half. Following the investigation, the Federal Reserve ordered the company to repay 24 million dollars to the students from whom it […]

Robyn Gittleman leaves lasting impact on Experimental College, Tufts community

After 40 years of service, Robyn Gittleman retired from her position as Director of the Experimental College (ExCollege) on December 31, 2015.  Gittleman explained that she became Director of the ExCollege and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education in 1975, about five years after her start as a part time employee in the college. She noted that in […]

Noam Chomsky speaks at Tufts to benefit Massachusetts Peace Action

Last Thursday, at an event organized by Tufts University and new Somerville-based “social impact accelerator” Canopy, Dr. Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and prominent political critic and social activist, did not mince words about the increasingly plausible threats of climate change and nuclear war and the role of Western leaders and nations in exacerbating those threats. The […]

Somerville for Bernie hosts campaign kick-off event

On March 1, registered voters in Massachusetts will go to the polls to select their party’s candidate for the 2016 presidential election. With this date rapidly approaching, Somerville’s Bernie Sanders supporters, headed by a group called Somerville for Bernie, kicked off their campaign to help elect the Independent Senator from Vermont on Jan. 19 at The Uniun in Somerville. Attendance at the meeting, which […]

What’s a caucus, anyways?

Today marks the first vote of the 2016 presidential campaign. Yeah, I’ve been writing about it for a few months, and the candidates have been arguing even longer, but the first step to the White House will be made today. But people in Iowa don’t vote; rather, they caucus. Here in Massachusetts, and in 33 […]