Tisch College receives $15 million gift, is renamed to focus on civic life

Tufts announced today that Jonathan (A’ 76) and Lizzie Tisch have donated $15 million to the university’s eponymous Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, which has been renamed the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. This name change was made to better reflect Tisch College’s purpose, which is to encourage civic engagement in all parts of […]

Fire safety still an important issue in choosing off-campus housing

Tufts students who decide to live off campus after their first two years of college have a lot on their plates when securing apartments. The list includes dealing with high rent prices, obeying local housing laws and finding apartments that meet proper fire safety regulations. Recently, the Medford and Somerville housing ordinances have banned more […]

Tufts Drama and Dance production of ‘Venus in Fur’ impresses

Written by David Ives, “Venus in Fur” premiered on Broadway in 2011 and was well received by critics, earning a Tony nomination for Best Play. Containing a play within a play, the storyline involves a blending of realities as actress Vanda Jordan auditions for the role of Wanda von Dunayev in writer/director Thomas Novachek’s production […]

What are “pipe dreams?”

In one of my earlier columns this semester, I may have mentioned a certain fondness for competition. It should, therefore, come as little surprise that in late January, I was among 70,000 intrepid know-it-alls who subjected themselves to the “Jeopardy!” Online Test. What I didn’t expect was being one of the 3,000 whose scores landed them […]

You can’t predict baseball

Every time the Colorado Rockies play baseball, I find myself following their games closely, waiting for the batting order to turn over. I have never been to Denver, and I do not root for the team. Ten days ago, I had never heard the name Trevor Story. Today, I will wait anxiously for Story to […]

Jumbos continue to dominate lists of top times in the nation

Another week, another slew of some of the top marks in the nation for the men’s track and field team. Each weekend this month has just been a tune-up for the Jumbos as they gear up for the NESCAC Championships at Amherst on April 30, where they are the favorites to win the conference title for […]

Tufts loses at MIT, splits weekend home games

The women’s tennis team finished last week with mixed results, falling 6-3 at MIT on Wednesday night before recovering on Saturday with a 9-0 victory over Trinity at home. The weekend ended with a narrow 4-5 loss to the Middlebury Panthers on Sunday, handing the No. 14 Jumbos their first NESCAC loss of the season. The results […]

Golf drives to 14th in second spring tournament

It may seem too soon, but Tufts’ golf team has already played in its penultimate event of the semester. The spring season is a short one for the team, consisting of just three tournaments during the month of April. The second tournament came this past weekend as the Jumbos competed at the Westport Hampton Inn Spring Invitational on […]

Future of spring break and Turkey Shuttle service to be determined by incoming TCU senators

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s annual Spring Break Shuttle service did not reach its target number of ticket sales, according to outgoing TCU Senate Historian Max Hirsch, who noted that there is a possibility that the service will discontinue in the future due to the limited ticket sales. TCU Treasurer Shai Slotky noted that the program is still […]

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco speaks at Tufts’ annual John Holmes Memorial Poetry Reading

The poet Richard Blanco spoke to an audience of approximately 60 students, alumni and community members yesterday afternoon at the 12th John Holmes Memorial Poetry Reading in the Hirsch Reading Room of Tisch Library. During the talk, Blanco, President Barack Obama’s inaugural poet in 2013 and the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, read poetry from throughout his career and spoke about his life as […]