Limited on-campus space leaves academic departments, student organizations scrambling

Hiring a new faculty member in spring 2016 proved to be more complicated than initially expected for the drama and dance department. Housed in Aidekman Arts Center, the department needed to find additional office space for the new faculty member, which appeared to be nonexistent in Aidekman.  “[Aidekman] is literally at capacity,” Heather Nathans, the chair of […]

Tufts hosts 3 Day Startup entrepreneurial event

Over the weekend, 85 undergraduate and graduate students participated in 3 Day Startup, a 72-hour entrepreneurial workshop program, at the Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC). The event was hosted by the Tufts Entrepreneurial Society (TES) and the Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (ELS) program, in conjunction with the Austin-based nonprofit 3 Day Startup (3DS), according to 3DS […]

Events on the Hill this week

MONDAY “It Won’t Stop Until We Talk” Details: Visions of Peace is hosting a discussion with The Parents Circle-Families Forum, an organization of families who have lost loved ones throughout the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speakers will focus on how to work through grief by communicating with others who have shared the same experience. When and Where: 7 – 8:15 p.m., Goddard Chapel […]

Is this thing on? Waka Flocka 101

Looks like it’s Monday again. As you may be aware, on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted several of his European counterparts at Tufts for a discussion only open to delegations and the press. Only slightly less exclusive, Waka Flocka Flame will also deliver a speech of sorts to the Tufts community this coming […]

New shows to watch in fall 2016

The first day of fall means it’s time for a number of things — sweater weather, apple picking and pumpkin-spice everything. But most importantly, it means it’s time for fall television premieres. The end of September brings a plethora of new shows, some sure to be America’s next obsessions and some so bad that they’re physically difficult to […]

Jumbos come from behind, defeat Cardinals in season opener

In an impressive display of resiliency, the Jumbos battled back under the lights on Saturday night as senior tri-captain running back Chance Brady’s two fourth-quarter touchdowns helped beat the Wesleyan Cardinals 17-14. The Jumbo defense stepped up in the second half, preventing the Cardinals from putting any points on the board. The first half was frightening for […]

Out of Left Field: Hammerin’ Hanley

If you have been paying attention to baseball for the past few months, you may have noticed that Hanley Ramirez is now worth his $88 million contract. He played a crucial role in the Red Sox’s four-game sweep of the Yankees last weekend, going an electric 9 for 16, driving in 9 runs and hitting four home […]

Jumbos force tie against No. 9 Brandeis

Women’s soccer picked up two ties this week, snapping No. 9 Brandeis’ eight-game winning streak and remaining unbeaten so far this season. The 1-1 tie against Brandeis on Saturday followed a Wednesday 0-0 tie against Wesleyan. The Jumbos moved to 3-0-3 overall and 2-0-1 in NESCAC play. Brandeis carried an eight-game winning streak into Saturday’s match, having scored 24 […]

On Queer: On compulsory heterosexuality

This article was written by an anonymous member of the Rainbow House. When I was 13, I was an adept liar. I could wear straightness as a cloak and walk unnoticed through the halls of middle school. Whenever my friends would ask who I had a crush on, I would either deflect by saying, “Oh, […]

Tufts alum assists in effort to pass Massachusetts bill surveying sexual assault climate on campuses

Massachusetts colleges may soon be required to conduct campus sexual assault climate surveys. This is partially due to the work of students and recent graduates from the Boston area such as Katrina Dzyak (LA ’16), who have worked since 2014 to pass a Massachusetts Senate Bill, Resolve Senate Bill 2471. S.2471 is defined as “An Act creating a sexual […]