Half of AOII Delta sisters drop to protest international organization

Nearly half of the members of the Delta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) left the sorority on Oct. 14, according to Kristin Reeves, the former president of the chapter. Reeves, a junior, said she stepped down as president on Oct. 5, following continued correspondence with the AOII international organization regarding extending a bid to a transgender […]

America’s Women Panel discusses female representation in politics

Four Tufts faculty members gathered in the Alumnae Lounge last night for the America’s Women Panel, where they discussed the ascension of women into the political sphere. The event, organized by Kappa Alpha Theta and the Panhellenic Council, featured panelists History Professor Virginia Drachman, Assistant Psychology Professor Jessica Remedios, Associate Political Science Professor Natalie Masuoka and Nancy Thomas, […]

Do it this weekend: Nov. 4-6

Halloween may be over, but there are still plenty of things to check out this weekend. FRIDAY and SATURDAY “Gem of the Ocean” Don’t miss out on your last chance to see Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play this weekend. A post-show discussion will be held after Saturday’s performance with Howard University Professor Sandra Shannon, one of the […]

After comeback semester, the Ladies of Essence prepare for their Fall show

At Sharewood Projects’ annual Spookapella show, more than half a dozen Tufts groups took the stage, but one arguably stood out the most: the all-female a cappella group the Ladies of Essence. Performing Estelle’s 2008 single “Come Over” and Stevie Wonder’s 1976 soul masterpiece “Isn’t She Lovely,” the Ladies of Essence’s mini-show ended with loud applause […]

Janitors vote to approve new contract, gain heath benefits, hourly salaries

Tufts janitors voted in support of a new contract Thursday, with 132 janitors voting in favor and three against, thereby establishing the contract as the official workplace agreement for the next four years, according to 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Regional Communications Director of New England Eugenio Villasante. SEIU, the union representing Tufts janitors, and Cushman […]

Jumbos net four fish heads in Saratoga Springs

With its dominant performance at the Head of the Fish Regatta on Saturday, Oct. 29, men’s crew came home with some new decorations for the Shoemaker boathouse in hand: lacquered fish heads. The Jumbos, in their last varsity event of the fall season, claimed victory in four different races, building momentum that will surely carry them […]

Seniors ready to defend home field, title hopes, against Colby

After a 27-10 road victory against the Amherst Purple and White (3-3), the Jumbos (5-1) return to their home turf this weekend for their final home game of the season against the Colby Mules (2-4). Last year, the Jumbos bested the Mules, 28-10, when senior tri-captain running back Chance Brady scampered for 261 all-purpose yards and two […]

Nichols, O’Connor race to finish illustrious careers

In the fall of 2013, Tim Nichols and Luke O’Connor were newcomers to the Tufts cross country program. They joined a senior-heavy team one year removed from a NESCAC championship. However, the team had graduated some of their fastest runners a year earlier, such as Matt Rand (LA ’12) and Kyle Marks (LA ’12), and it had just enough […]