Op-ed: Across the aisle on Bus 548

This op-ed is written in collaboration with a large group of students who participated in Tufts Birthright trips to Israel. We were deeply disturbed with the way that a recent op-ed, “Whose Birthright?” and the accompanying zine of the same title portrayed the nature of our trip and characterized us as participants. Each of us […]

Op-ed: Dignity in differences, a new perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

On Friday, April 8 Hillel, the Muslim Student Association and Visions of Peace (VOP) hosted Ali Abu Awwad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger. The two speakers are part of the grassroots organization Roots, which aims to further humanity and peace between Israelis and Palestinians.  This event was VOP’s first; VOP is a new Hillel initiative that engages with the […]

Op-ed: The road to November — my platform

Both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions will be must-see TV this July. With no Republican candidate likely to secure 1237 or more delegates by the time the last votes are tallied on June 7, it is anticipated that there will be a dramatic contested convention in Cleveland, the first for the GOP since 1976. […]

Tufts Bikes’ fix-it stand aims to make campus more bike-accessible

After several months of research and cost negotiations, a new bike repair stand stationed outside Mayer Campus Center opened to the public last monday, April 18. Tufts Bikes President Claire Stone, a junior, says it has already seen some use. The stand cost $3864, $2864 of which was paid for by Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate out of the supplementary […]

Tufts-SMFA merger details to be settled by July

Following the signing of a merger agreement between Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) in March, details on the union between the institutions will be settled and implemented by the end of July to provide students from both schools a more diverse set of course offerings. Administrators are currently working to ease the transition process by improving internet access within […]

Baseball finishes season strong, looks forward to NESCAC tournament

Having just wrapped up their final NESCAC games of the regular season, the Jumbos have just three games remaining in their regular season schedule. The team secured first place in the NESCAC East last week but lost its first game in conference play to Bowdoin 5-2 on Saturday. The loss came in the final game of a series against […]

After finishing weekend with win, Jumbos move on to NESCAC tournament

After a loss against MIT and an indoor win against Bowdoin on Sunday, Tufts is set to play in the conference tournament as one of the NESCAC’s top six seeds. The Jumbos have locked down the No. 5 seed after a strong spring season. On Sunday, Tufts hosted conference rival Bowdoin, the NESCAC’s No. 2 seed. The […]

Tufts to rededicate South Hall in honor of trustee emeritus, former dean

Tufts will rename South Hall as Bernard Harleston Hall next fall in honor of Harleston, former dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the first African American tenure-track professor at Tufts. University President Anthony Monaco recommended to the Board of Trustees that a residence hall be dedicated for Harleston to recognize the trustee emeritis’ contribution to Tufts […]

TrapFest Festival highlights local artists and community

Anyone walking down Professors Row on Friday afternoon would have heard the flying verses of Dutch Rebelle, seen students gathered on the grass of the Africana Center yard, felt the energy and come to the same conclusion about TrapFest that was being shouted by the crowd: it’s lit. Tufts’ first annual TrapFest outdoor music festival featured Brooklyn […]

Night gathers in ‘Game of Thrones’ season six premiere (A spoiler-free review!)

Season six of HBO’s smash hit series “Game of Thrones” (2011 – present) premiered on April 24 and opened with a recap of the previous season’s seminal moments. The recap makes for a harrowing montage, reminding the viewer of all the murder, rapes, battles and religious fanaticism that defined the last season, and drawing them back […]