First-years fly at 52nd Head of the Charles

The women’s rowing team made the short trip to the Charles River for the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. The historic regatta is the biggest of the year for many clubs, and it is the nation’s largest annual regatta with upwards of two thousand entries this year. The Charles features top college […]

Jumbos weather the storm at 52nd Head of the Charles

Men’s crew gave the Jumbo community, already enjoying the company of friends and families this Parents’ Weekend, yet another reason to celebrate. A quartet of the team’s most elite upperclassmen battled through the cool and windy conditions on Sunday to place 11th in the collegiate fours division at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, besting 32 other […]

TCA members meet with Monaco to discuss sustainability initiatives

Three members of Tufts Climate Action (TCA) met with university administrators and faculty members on Oct. 20 in Ballou Hall to discuss alternative tactics to divestment for promoting sustainability on campus. The primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recommendations University President Anthony Monaco laid out in his 2013 Campus Sustainability Council Report, as well as how Tufts plans to […]

Board of Trustees rejects divestment again following meeting with pro-divestment students, faculty members

Tufts Climate Action (TCA) member Shana Gallagher represented the student divestment campaign at a meeting with the executive committee of the University Board of Trustees on Oct. 13 to discuss the May 6 faculty resolution that advocated for Tufts to divest a portion of their endowment from fossil fuel companies. They were joined by two […]

Jumbo Steps: Parents and Family Weekend: just a first-year thing?

You may have noticed a few changes around campus these past few days as the remaining bunch of Parents and Family Weekend visitors said their last goodbyes. Firstly, the median age on campus is now back to 20-something. Secondly, and more seriously, first-year students (whom this annual event primarily aims to serve) may seem a bit more at […]

Editorial: Cultural competency training could be transformative — so long as it’s truly comprehensive

Two weeks ago, the Tufts Community Union Senate passed a resolution requiring cultural competency training for all faculty and administrative staff. As the resolution explains, research has shown that cultural competency for instructors leads to better outcomes for students, both in terms of feelings of personal growth as well as community building in the classroom. The students […]

Police Briefs – Oct. 24

The Sign of the Thief Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report on Oct. 17 at 11:20 a.m. about a Tufts building sign stolen from the front of the Community Relations Office at 21 Bellevue St. at some point over the weekend. The sign has not yet been recovered. Bumper Cars A minor motor vehicle […]

Under the Lights: The playoffs problem

On Saturday, something of an annual tradition took place on a field in Chicago: Clayton Kershaw got rocked in a playoff game. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace pitcher gave up four earned runs over five innings pitched in Game Six of the team’s 5-0 elimination loss to the World Series-bound Chicago Cubs in the National League […]

Letter to the Editor: In response to Senator Jehlen’s discussion on Question 2

To the editor: Judging from your recent story, “State Senator Pat Jehlen discusses Question 2,” Senator Jehlen may have left Tufts students and your readers with some misconceptions about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts. First, there’s a real crisis in urban education in Massachusetts. In […]