Three political podcasts to get you to November

By the time this article goes to print, there will be 49 days to go until Tuesday, Nov. 8: Election Day. After the Democratic National Convention back in July, and on into August, it seemed as if the race was over. Trump’s ignorant, mean-spirited behavior appeared to have eclipsed even Clinton’s dire flaws; all that was left […]

On Queer: On Pulse

On June 11, my mother walked into my room, gently woke me up and gingerly sat at the foot of my bed. “Christina Grimmie was shot,” she told me, granting me some silence afterward to internalize the news. She knew I had followed Christina for years, tracking her career and supporting her music, and that […]

Men’s tennis embraces culture change

Between resurfaced courts in Gantcher Center and coach Karl Gregor’s first recruiting class consisting of five new first-years, men’s tennis anticipates an exciting and successful fall 2016 season. The fall is traditionally when men’s tennis sets the stage for their spring season by playing in tournaments. Tufts experienced great success last season; the team beat Amherst for the […]

Karachi vs. Kansas: Finding mangos in the Midwest

Karachi vs. Kansas is a clash of personalities, stories and experiences brought together to harmoniously respond to pressures and happenings of the world around us. Natasha (N): As 21st century Muslim women, I feel like we are constantly misunderstood, with both internal and external stereotypes pulling us in different directions. On the one hand, I have […]

Out of Left Field: Betts or bust

Mike Trout, José Altuve, Josh Donaldson, and Mookie Betts, in some order, are the favorites for American League (AL) MVP this year. Using WAR (Wins Above Replacement) as a performance measure, it’s clear that all four have had incredible seasons. Trout (9.64) leads the bunch, followed by Betts (8.51), Altuve (7.74) and finally Donaldson (6.86). Despite […]

Men’s cross country places second at Bates Invitational

Men’s cross country finished second out of four teams on Saturday at the Bates Invitational at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. Tufts finished with 171 points, behind Bates’ 115 points but ahead of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) 196 and Southern Maine’s 397. Senior co-captains Tim Nichols and Luke O’Connor led Tufts with first and second place finishes respectively. Nichols ran a blistering 25:11.9 […]

Events on the Hill this week

MONDAY “The Perpetual Crisis of American Higher Education: Colleges, Universities and the ‘Real World’ of American Political History” Details: Boston University Professor of Political Science Virginia Sapiro will speak about the role of education in the American political system and the approaching challenges with higher education. Pizza will be served. When and Where: 12:00-1:30 p.m., Crane Room, Paige […]

Professor Shalini Tendulkar teaches community-centered approach to research in year-long course

The Tufts School of Arts and Sciences’ mission statement says that the school educates students to take on “transformational leadership in communities around the world.” In many ways, community health Professor Shalini Tendulkar takes that message and applies it not to communities throughout the world, but to the communities closest to Tufts through her year-long research course, CH182: Community Health […]

Tisch College launches Civic Life Lunches initiative

The Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life is launching Civic Life Lunches, a new event series in which distinguished speakers from fields including journalism, politics and the non-profit sector will host informal lunchtime discussions with students and faculty, according to Director of Policy, Planning and Strategy Jennifer McAndrew. The initiative was born from the […]

Tufts Student Services releases new mobile app

Tufts Student Services released the Tufts Mobile app earlier this fall in collaboration with Tufts Technology Services (TTS) and the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate. The app was created in order to better provide students with resources on their mobile devices. Tufts Mobile’s current features include a showcase of dining hall menus, a university shuttle tracker, a university calendar, a laundry machine monitoring system […]