Editorial: Time zone change could make Boston more appealing to college grads

Boston is a distinctive city, known by many for its seafood, sports and students. As high rent costs and the tech boom force students to rethink the locations of their future home cities, the Boston area must consider how to retain the young talent for which it has long been recognized. Although Boston prides itself on […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ welcomes old competitors for new season

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (2009-present) may not be the highest rated reality competition show on-air, but it sure is the most addictive one. Taking in one episode of the show is enough to make anyone binge-watch the whole series on Hulu while scrolling through AV Club recaps and Reddit threads. The show’s ultimate strength is its contestants: the queens […]

Editorial: A lesson in handling slavery

This past Thursday, Georgetown University made headlines for its decision to “atone” for its past involvement in the slave trade. The university’s president stated that the selling of slaves in 1838 had saved Georgetown from financial crisis. As part of a process to recognize and reconcile with its past, Georgetown instated the Working Group on Slavery, Memory […]

Op-Ed: A Tufts for all

Negotiations for a contract for university custodians are underway between Tufts University’s cleaning contractor Cushman & Wakefield Inc. (C&W) and 32BJ SEIU — the largest property service union in the country. These are the hardworking men and women who help to make Tufts a top-notch university while supporting their families and local businesses. At a […]

VMAs deliver some drama, epic Beyoncé performance

From Britney Spears and Madonna’s surprise make out to Kanye West crashing Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video acceptance speech to Nicki Minaj’s “Miley, what’s good?,” MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) have always been delightfully unpredictable. While nothing during this year’s show topped these infamous moments in the award show’s history, the 2016 VMAs, which aired […]

Sculptor Verity Filipow’s work attracts attention on social media

Though Instagram was primarily in the public eye this summer for snake emoji-based celebrity feuds, and Twitter has been best known recently for hosting an unfiltered Donald Trump,  both have also become platforms for artists to flaunt their pieces. Bristol-based sculptor Verity Filipow is one of the artists sharing her work with a growing fanbase online. […]

International Relations program welcomes new directors

Political science professor Vickie Sullivan will serve as the International Relations (IR) program’s interim director for the 2016-2017 academic year and political science professor Kelly Greenhill will begin a three-year term as the program’s director beginning in September 2017, according to an email announcement from the IR program.  The directorship became available at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year when former program director Drusilla Brown completed her second […]

Tufts Labor Coalition holds rally, raises awareness for janitors’ contract negotiations

Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) held a welcome-back rally on Matriculation Day to introduce incoming first-years, visiting parents and returning students to their ongoing fight for better working conditions and compensation for Tufts janitors. At the rally, students and custodial workers listed their demands for an upcoming labor contract currently being negotiated between C&W Services– a contractor hired by […]

DTD house leased to Tufts, used for transfer student housing

After sitting vacant for a year in the wake of a May 2015 double stabbing on the premises, Delta Tau Delta (DTD) fraternity’s house at 98 Professors Row has been leased to Tufts for the academic year. The building, which is owned by DTD’s alumni housing corporation, is primarily being used to house transfer students, effectively barring fraternity […]