Jumbo bats heat up as softball finishes another perfect season in NESCAC East

Tufts softball won six out of seven games over the past nine days, including a sweep of Bates over the weekend to finish the season undefeated in the NESCAC East, further demonstrating it deserves the division’s No.1 seed heading into the playoffs. The stretch also included a sweep of a doubleheader against Endicott last Wednesday, with […]

Ecuadorian community unites to rally support in earthquake aftermath

Students from Tufts For Ecuador have been working to mobilize the Tufts community to assist relief efforts in Ecuador in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16, which has caused upwards of 650 deaths. The group’s first fundraising event, which raised $2,000, served as the inaugural event for a larger campaign among university students in the Boston area. The fundraiser, held […]

Op-Ed: The case for child development

Our society depends on the well-being of children. Our economy, our crime rates and our politics hinge on what we invest in children now and the measures we take on their behalf. Currently, we stand to do better. The American education system presents itself as an equalizer, but differences in race, class, sexual orientation and […]

Tufts Global Reach to host alumni engagement event in London

Almost 200 members of the Tufts community abroad are congregating in London this weekend to connect with the university and each other for the Tufts Alumni International’s second Global Reach event. The events this weekend include a variety of presentations and networking opportunities for attendees that range from current and prospective students to alumni, parents and friends of the university. […]

Channeling Ina: Healthy eating during finals weeks (without losing your mind)

Choosing nutritious (and delicious) foods to eat can be hard enough for college students during our regular semester schedules. Add finals into the mix, and soon enough we’re all diving headfirst into a family-sized bag of M&Ms. The hard thing is, it is so important to make nutritious food choices for maximum academic performance and […]

‘Silicon Valley’ piques viewers’ interest in third season premiere

If you missed the season premiere of “Silicon Valley” (2014 – present) on Sunday night, you weren’t the only one. The parody of West Coast tech culture returned the same night as its HBO sibling “Game of Thrones” (2011 – present), whose sixth season landed with something like a biblical impact. Its 30-minute counterpart never […]

Tufts closes season, sends off seniors at Johnson and Wales

The golf team ended its 2015-2016 season last week with the last of its more low-profile spring meets, the Johnson and Wales Spring Invitational. The invitational also marked the last time that senior co-captains Brendan Koh and Jay Wong, who have been stalwarts for the team throughout their careers, stepped on the golf course as Jumbos. Tufts was […]

Editorial: Assessing the need for ACE Fellows

This February, the Academic and Community Engagement (ACE) Fellow Program announced plans to expand from eight to ten students after receiving a pool of applicants twice the size of last year’s. As the program has grown, it has also begun shifting its focus to the academic year that is rapidly approaching. Among various plans, the program has announced […]

Oscar-nominated director Mira Nair dissects the art of filmmaking and realities of life at Tufts

After over thirty years in the industry, Indian filmmaker Mira Nair is in a class of her own. Quite literally, in fact; her movie “Salaam Bombay!” (1988) was the first Indian film since 1957 to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, making her the first Indian woman nominated in that […]

Tufts secures NESCAC East pennant with sweep of Colby

In a successful stretch of five wins in six games over five days this past week, Tufts baseball guaranteed its place on top of the NESCAC East Division with a three-game sweep of Colby over the weekend, staying undefeated in conference play. The team also split its Sunday doubleheader at Keene State and won Monday at home against Eastern Nazarene College. Monday’s […]