‘Broad City’ is back with smart, self-deprecating comedy

Pearl-clutchers and Phyllis Schlafly devotees, beware: “Broad City” (2014-present) does not give a lick about your antiquated notions of feminine propriety. If anything, it wants to make you squirm. It revels in your discomfort. The show, which just premiered its third season on Feb. 17, makes previously bold forerunners like “Sex and the City” (1998-2004) and “Girls” (2012-present) look prudish, […]

Steph Gauchel leaves position as director of Women’s Center

This week, Steph Gauchel officially left her position as the director of Tufts Women’s Center. Gauchel, who had held the position for the past seven and a half years, relinquished the position to accept a job as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the Harvard Divinity School. She begins serving in her new role today, Feb. 29.  […]

Visiting on the Hill

TUESDAY “7 Days in Syria” Screening and Reception Details: There will be a screening of “7 Days in Syria,” which follows the journey of Newsweek Middle East Editor Janine di Giovanni, also a Fletcher student in the Global Master of Arts program, throughout war-torn Syria. Di Giovanni will be present for a reception following the documentary screening. When […]

Jumbo Steps: Closure

Smack my orbitals and call me a cation, because this atom just got a lot more positive. My electric charge changed this past week, upon realizing that I can only improve my happiness by distancing myself from you. And so far, I made the right decision. I’m talking to you, my (former) friend. I don’t […]

On the Spot: Why Arsenal will not win the League this year

At Old Trafford, Daley Blind and Michael Carrick started in central defence. Dutch-U17 international Timothy Fosu-Mensah came on for the injured Marcos Rojo. 18-year-old Marcus Rashford led the line for Manchester United. The signs were all pointing to an Arsenal win, given United’s difficulty forming an entire starting-11 from their injured roster. They did, after all, […]

Late Night Dining trial program begins at Carmichael Dining Center

Late Night Dining was available for the first time in Carmichael Dining Center on Friday, Feb. 26, following the announcement from the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate during its Feb. 15 meeting. In addition to the late night meal services at the Commons Marketplace at the Mayer Campus Center, Carmichael now offers Late Night Dining on Fridays and Saturdays […]

Dialogic disjunctions: diasporas, debates and “international” students at Tufts

About two years ago, as some elephants on campus might remember, an Indian American student had fervently expressed her anxiety over a “color run” organized by a Tufts fraternity; it was, for her, a blatant cultural appropriation of the festival Holi, and she argued that Hindu students should have been consulted before it. I, a […]

NESCAC Postseason Updates

Tufts ice hockey repeated last year’s David-taking-down-Goliath feat this weekend to stay alive in the NESCAC hockey tournament. Going into the tournament as the eighth seed, Tufts played top-seeded Williams on Saturday and upset the favorites 2-1 in the quarterfinals once again, despite being expected to lose after being shut out in both regular season games against […]

MSNBC’s firing of Melissa Harris-Perry and minimization of José Diaz-Balart betrays network’s values

Over the weekend Melissa Harris-Perry, professor, author and former MSNBC host of “Melissa Harris-Perry,” wrote an email to her staff which was posted on Medium. In it, she explained her decision to not host any programming for her show over the weekend, effectively finishing a four-week process of freezing her out at the nominally liberal news […]

TCU Senate discusses funding requests and current projects in weekly meeting

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night to discuss supplementary funding requests and project updates. TCU Senate President Brian Tesser opened the meeting with a recap of the expansion of Late Night Dining program at Carmichael Dining Center. He also reminded TCU senators that he had posted a sexual assault prevention blurb in their […]