Gender, race bias still a reality in collegiate competitive debate

The world of collegiate competitive debate has recently come under scrutiny, as participants report experiencing unfair scoring based on race and gender. According to women in the Tufts Debate Society, judges sometimes deliver biased rulings due to the largely white male-dominated atmosphere of competitive debate. Tufts Debate Society competes in debates within the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) almost every weekend, according […]

New enrollment in linguistics and cognitive brain sciences minor programs halted

UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, the administration has sent an email out to the student body announcing that these two minor programs have been paused until further notice. The story has been updated accordingly. The lingustics and cognitive brain sciences (CBS) minors have been suspended indefinitely, following an administrative decision made at the […]

Jumbo Vote 2016 seeks to increase voter registration on campus

The Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and a coalition of on-campus political organizations launched Jumbo Vote 2016 this semester, a new initiative to increase voting among Tufts students. Leaders of several on-campus organizations and Tisch College faculty members met on Jan. 27 to discuss first steps and lay the foundation for the initiative’s future work. Organizations involved with the effort […]