Op-ed: A very different Dowling Hall

On Apr. 1, I saw on one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in Tufts — the transformation of a place often thought of as the epitome of paperwork and bureaucracy into a place for genuine connection and inspiration. When we shared with our friends that the Art in April kickoff event would take place […]

Marimekko’s Petri Juslin celebrates brand’s history and future of design

On Boston’s Newbury Street, the city’s fashion and retail hub, there’s an abundance of little details that  catch the eye. Walking along the street in early spring, you might spot shoppers ducking into the high fashion standards like Chanel and Valentino to escape the unseasonable Boston weather and warm their hearts with luxury purchases. Or perhaps you […]

Outside of the Boot: A failed prediction and a happy fan — Manchester City advance

Last week, I predicted that Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) would advance past Manchester City to secure a spot in the Champions League semi-finals. As a die-hard City fan, it was not difficult to see that the team was in a bad run of form. When Pep Guardiola was announced to replace current manager Manuel Pellegrini, City […]

Candidates for TCU President should keep key issues in mind

According to the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate constitution, a newly formed body is required to meet within three academic days of electing a new Senate. Following Tuesday’s elections, Senate will gather soon to nominate candidates for TCU President. Whether the next president runs unopposed or in a contested race, they will inherit a campus where the Senate has already […]

Political strategists David Axelrod and Beth Myers discuss current election cycle

David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and 2012 reelection campaign, and Beth Myers (LA ’79), senior strategist for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential bids, came to Tufts yesterday for a discussion on “How to Win Elections.” Audience members filled the Alumnae Lounge for the event, which was co-sponsored by the newly-renamed […]

After troubled start to season, Jumbos get back to impressive form

The softball team got back to its usual style of play this weekend, sweeping a three-game series at Colby from Friday to Saturday and then returning home to sweep a doubleheader against Bowdoin on Sunday. Playing five games over three days seemed to have little effect on the team’s stamina or on its offensive production as the Jumbos beat the Colby […]

Tufts extends win streak to nine games before fall to Roger Williams

With five games in a four-day span this week, the baseball team extended its winning streak to nine games, following two wins over Brandeis on Saturday as well as wins against Framingham State on Sunday and at Salem State on Monday. However, the streak was finally snapped on Tuesday afternoon by Roger Williams. Undefeated since their spring […]

Despite tough weekend, Jumbos start spring season strong on Malden River

The No. 7 women’s rowing team, after kicking off its spring season with races on April 2 on the Malden River, faced top-ranked crews from Bates College, Wesleyan University and Wellesley College in a home regatta Saturday at the Shoemaker Boathouse. These visiting teams — now ranked in the top three spots, respectively, in this week’s Collegiate […]

Rihanna conquers TD Garden with gusty Anti World Tour

When the lights went down this past Sunday at Boston’s TD Garden, no one in the audience was quite prepared for Rihanna — perhaps this decade’s biggest and best hitmaker — to come out singing “Stay” (2013), a rather soft ballad from her previous studio album. In the end, it didn’t matter; the screams that greeted her […]