Tufts considering expanding options for gender identity on Common App supplement

The Undergraduate Admissions office is considering expanding available gender identity options on the Tufts’ supplement to the Common Application for next year’s admissions cycle. According to Edward Pickett III, associate director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Admissions office has been in discussion with LGBT Center Director Nino Testa (G ’13) and Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas regarding […]

Tufts athletics gears up for packed spring break

As most Tufts students leave campus for spring break, Tufts sports teams will be busy preparing for the spring season over the next week. Women’s basketball headlines this weekend as the team made it back to the NCAA Div. III Championship Final Four for the third straight year. The Jumbos are in Columbus, Ohio, getting ready for […]

Cozy Renee’s Cafe satisfies pancake cravings without breaking the bank

Few frills, good food and gallons of coffee. That just about sums up Renee’s Cafe. Right outside the center of Teele Square at 198 Holland St., Renee’s has an unassuming vibe with a touch of homeyness, with its eclectic paintings and other decorations that adorn the walls. The highlight of the two-room restaurant is a large […]

Softball looks to stay atop the nation in 2016

With the 2016 season about to start, Tufts softball is getting very close to cementing its legacy as one of the most successful programs in the history of college athletics. As back-to-back-to-back Div. III national champions, softball is undoubtedly Tufts’ current strongest athletics team, though men’s lacrosse gives them a run for their money. But as the […]

‘Familia Feud’ successful showcase of talent at Tufts

Tufts’ Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) put on its annual culture show, titled “Familia Feud,” last Saturday evening in Cohen Auditorium. The show featured singing, dancing, spoken word and skits and was packed with entertaining and emotionally-charged performances. True to its title, the culture show included three amusing student-made videos parodying the popular game show […]

Women’s lacrosse struggles against top five opponents

After starting the 2016 season winning its first two games decisively, the women’s lacrosse team fell to 2-2 on the season after a pair of losses this past week to some of the best teams in the nation in the final two matches of its season-opening four-game homestand. Nationally-ranked No. 9 Tufts fell No. 4 Middlebury 17-9 […]

Two cases of mumps confirmed in regional virus outbreak

Two cases of mumps among Tufts students have been confirmed this week, along with one additional suspected case, according to Medical Director of Health Service Margaret Higham. The viral illness is characterized by a painful swelling of the jaw, according to a health announcement sent to the university community on March 14 by Higham, Stephen Larson, director of […]

Nancy Birdsall discusses the necessity of middle-class societies

Nancy Birdsall, founding president of the Center for Global Development, talked about the importance of building middle-class societies at a lecture entitled “Development in this Century: Building Middle Class Societies” at 51 Winthrop St. last night, as a part of the 2016 Birger Lecture series, sponsored by the economics department. Professor of Economics Jeffrey Zabel introduced Birdsall, noting that she has […]

Sheldon Krimsky discusses private interests, ethics in science

Sheldon Krimsky has been a professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts since 1974. Since then, he’s contributed extensively to the study of ethical considerations relative to biotechnology and other scientific fields. He was a consultant to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research and […]

Style Spotlight: Alice Tattevin

Alice Tattevin is a first-year from Paris, France who sat with me to discuss the difference between French and American fashion, her addiction to shoes and the benefits of everyday apparel over runway couture. Parker Selman: Where are you from? Alice Tattevin: Paris, France. PS: How does Parisian fashion differ from American styles? AT: I think it’s […]