5 things to do off campus over the long weekend

Looking to do something adventurous over the long weekend? The Daily is here with five off-the-Hill sights and activities for all Tufts students to enjoy. Making Modern New exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) are always a treat, and “Making Modern,” the museum’s ongoing star attraction, continues this trend. Featuring five distinct galleries […]

Tufts community remembers, mourns Orlando shooting in ‘After Orlando’

Balch Arena Theatre is stripped down. A raised wooden platform, bare except for a few stray strips of masking tape, is used as a stage in the middle of the round theater. Four music stands face inward. There are no props, no scenery, and no flashy costumes. Actors come out in street clothes, position themselves at […]

Point-Counterpoint: Need Blind Admissions at Tufts

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on need-blind admissions at private universities.  The Case For Need-Blind Admissions As a liberal university community, most Tufts students would agree that one’s family income and wealth should not be a determining […]

History on the Hill: Tufts Hillel

In the 1970s, there was no Granoff Family Hillel Center, no Rohr Chabad House and no other university-affiliated space for Jewish community members at Tufts. There was only a closet in the basement of Curtis Hall, to which students gained access by removing a refrigerator from it in order to turn it into an office for what […]

Construction on Central Energy Plant continues after initial delay

Construction of the new Central Energy Plant (CEP) will continue into 2017, several months after the originally projected completion date of summer 2016, according to Vice President for Operations Linda Snyder. According to Randall Preston, director of the University Energy Project, construction of the CEP began in April 2015. Construction was initially scheduled to begin earlier in the season, but […]

Student group aims to provide support, connection for women in Social Sciences

A new student group, Women in the Social Sciences, formed this semester with the intent of connecting and empowering women studying the social sciences at Tufts. According to group co-founder Eva Kahan, the group will have education, outreach and community committees and will look to provide its members with networking and career opportunities. “We are hoping to form a […]

FAST-TRAC scholarship to provide support for underrepresented, low-income engineering students

This fall, the School of Engineering introduced FAST-TRAC, a new scholarship program created to help underrepresented and economically disadvantaged engineering students get Master’s degrees. The program will be funded by a five year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the NSF’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S-STEM) program, according to the NSF’s website. […]

Jumbos earn historic victory over Homecoming weekend

Men’s soccer treated its returning alumni to a victorious Homecoming match on Saturday as Tufts beat No. 16 Amherst for the first time since 2005 in a decisive 3-0 victory. The Jumbos returned to Bello Field on Sunday to face the Hamilton Continentals, who currently top the NESCAC, and came away with a 2-2 tie. Tufts’ record stood at 2-1-1 […]

Streaming services and students: the allure of binge-watching

With its recent renewal for a second season, “Stranger Things” (2016) is poised to join an already extensive lineup of formidable titles, including “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015-present), “Narcos” (2015-present), “BoJack Horseman” (2014-present) and others. Looking back, then, it is astounding to realize that ten years ago, the idea of a service that streamed content to its viewers was something of the future, […]