Former BBC anchor discusses international leadership, crisis management

About 50 people gathered to listen to Nik Gowing’s lecture “Thinking the Unthinkable” on Tuesday evening. The lecture, which took place in the ASEAN Auditorium and was hosted by the Institute for Global Leadership, lasted from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and focused on the inability of global leaders to respond to sizeable challenges in the […]

Op-Ed: #HaltTheHike: A Call for transparency, accountability and accessibility in our community

 An email was sent to the undergraduate student body on April 12 by Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of Engineering Jianmin Qu with the subject line “2016-2017 Tuition Update,” notifying students for the first time in recent history of a 3.6 percent increase in tuition, room, board and fees, bringing tuition costs […]

On Queer: On coming out to my dad… sort of

He turns off the radio. “So… you’re gay.” It’s not exactly a statement, not exactly a question. My father and I are driving to meet the rest of my family for Thanksgiving dinner. What surprises me most isn’t my father proclaiming my sexuality when I had not told him, but rather that he was defining […]

Jumbo Steps: My Halloweekend

“Forget the pirate eyepatch, mime makeup and superhero cape. I’ll be something out of the ordinary this Halloween,” I told myself in the days leading up to Halloweekend. I was undertaking an arduous task — figuring out how to be something novel and unprecedented was definitely going to be hard. I had so many things […]

Risk Management Assistance Team expands to include sorority members

The Tufts Risk Management Assistance Team (RMAT), founded by the 2015-2016 Interfraternity Council (IFC), is undergoing changes to expand its reach and to improve its ability to keep students safe at Greek events, according to IFC President and RMAT co-founder Alex Spring. RMAT is opening its membership to all Inter-Greek Council (IGC) organizations, meaning that sorority members will […]

Agreement reached on janitor contract, strike avoided

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ and Cushman and Wakefield (C&W) Services reached an agreement on Tufts janitors’ contracts two hours before the negotiating deadline yesterday evening. The agreement avoided a strike that janitors had voted to authorize and would have likely gone into effect if an agreement had not been reached, according to Regional Communications Manager for […]

Community gathers for teach-in on Standing Rock protests

Approximately 400 people gathered in Paige Hall this past weekend for the Standing Rock Teach-In, which took place on Oct. 28 and 29. The teach-in centered around the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North and South Dakota and featured activists from Standing Rock and other indigenous tribes as well […]

Senate passes exam rescheduling resolution, approves projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) convened on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to consider a resolution, a pair of project approvals and club funding requests. TCU Parliamentarian Adam Rapfogel took the floor to introduce a resolution which called for the university to revise the faculty handbook to allows students to formally reschedule an […]

Tufts rolls over Amherst for first time since 2007

The Jumbos trampled the Amherst Purple and White 27-10 this weekend, improving their record to 5-1. The win is Tufts’ first over Amherst since 2007 and the first at Amherst’s Lehrman Stadium since 2004. Going into the game, Amherst was touted for its extremely stout run defense. Before playing Tufts, the Purple and White had only allowed an average […]