Trump sweeps path to White House

Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America, defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in perhaps the closest race since the 2000 election between then Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. In a redux to the 2004 presidential election, early exit polls badly […]

Op-Ed: A letter from the Panhellenic Council

We, the members of the Panhellenic Council, want to acknowledge the current state of toxic hyper-masculinity in our country and in particular within Greek life at our university. We are horrified by the results of the election. We are hurt and afraid. Donald Trump’s presence is a direct result of the misogyny in our country. These […]

Alumni Spotlight: Nerd Squad Entertainment on the rise

How did Nerd Squad go from being a group text name to a blossoming production company settling in the heart of the entertainment industry, merely months after its inception? The answer is passion, unwavering commitment and dreams. And for them, it is only the beginning. The members of Nerd Squad Entertainment, a brand-new production company […]

Tufts ACLU chapter sends poll monitors to protect Tufts students’ right to vote

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Tufts chapter sent fourteen students to serve as poll monitors at precincts where Tufts students vote, according to Brandon Katz, the organization’s president. Katz, a junior, said that the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s JumboVote Coordinator Diane Alexander (A’16) approached him with the idea late last spring. […]

Massachusetts voters pass ballot questions on farm animals, marijuana

Question 1: Massachusetts voters decidedly rejected Question 1 which, if passed, would have granted the Massachusetts Gaming Commission the ability to issue one additional slots parlor license than is currently allowed under state law. As of press time, 60.6 percent of voters rejected the question and 39.4 percent voted in favor of it. Locally, 73 percent of Somerville voters and […]

Republicans keep grip on U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate will remain held by the Republican Party after Tuesday’s election, with the Republicans holding 52 seats versus the Democrats’ 47 seats at press time, Republicans held their ground in most competitive races, staving off a Democratic wave that could have flipped control of the chamber. While the Democrats held on to seats in Nevada […]

Republicans hold House of Representatives

With 47 House of Representatives seats competitively contested according to CBS, the Democrats faced a challenge in retaking the chamber. The Republicans entered the election with 247 seats and the Democrats held 188, giving the GOP a 59-seat majority. The New York Times currently expects the Democrats to pick up around 10 seats, bringing the […]

Editorial: What this election has taught us

For many Americans, today, Nov. 9, has been a long-awaited day. After months of grueling campaigning, cringeworthy debates, tireless media coverage and endless talk of political scandals and corruption, the historical 2016 election parade has finally come to an end. And while we may have been left to choose between two of the most unfavorable candidates […]

JumboVote shuttles Tufts students to polling sites on Election Day

The Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life’s JumboVote initiative transported 68 students to and from polling sites in the Medford/Somerville area yesterday from 9 a.m. until polls closed at 8 p.m. According to Alison Aimers, a volunteer for the shuttle program, the shuttles primarily bused students to polling sites at Visiting Nurse Association, Somerville’s Holy Bible Baptist Church, Gantcher Center […]

Tufts students express early optimism, ultimate dismay over election results

Students expressed a combination of enthusiasm, hesitation and disappointment throughout the course of the evening over the 2016 presidential election at last night’s Election Night Extravaganza in the Mayer Campus Center. The event was sponsored by the Experimental College, the Office for Campus Life, JumboVote, the Department of Political Science, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic […]