The singles bar: playing catchup edition

While the past couple of weeks have been hectic to say the least, this fall has seen a steady stream of music releases, though all are not uniform in their quality. Without further ado, The Singles Bar is back and ready to breakdown the songs worth listening to (or skipping). “Don’t Wanna Know (feat. Kendrick […]

‘How to Get Away With Murder’ gears up for mid-season finale

For eight weeks now, “How to Get Away With Murder” (2014-present) has been teasing viewers with the prospect of a major death. In addition to featuring flash forwards to a fire at Annalise’s (Viola Davis) house and a deceased, covered body on a stretcher, the mystery has been promoted with a with a ridiculous hashtag, asking, […]

Diana Chigas of Fletcher School appointed first Senior International Officer

Diana Chigas (F ’88) has been appointed to the newly-created position of senior international officer as of Sept. 1 in an effort to continue increasing Tufts’ global presence and ensure that Tufts alumni and faculty can work successfully abroad. “There was a sense that Tufts does a lot internationally, but both the visibility and impact […]

The Coin Toss: Multi-sport madness

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions every week about some of your favorite professional sports. First, let’s recap last week’s predictions. I had the Golden State Warriors defeating the Dallas Mavericks by 20 points. This was correct, as Golden State won by 21. I correctly predicted the Seahawks defeating the […]

Nichols, O’Connor prepare for national championship following Tufts fifth-place finish

The Jumbos entered the New England Regional championships with the hopes of finishing off what has been a very successful season on a high note. They traveled to Westfield, Mass. on Saturday, where they raced earlier this season at the James Earley Invitational. Tufts finished fifth overall on the strength of first and third place […]

“Witch, Please” discusses Harry Potter, disability, queerness

Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman of Canadian podcast “Witch, Please” were joined by Experimental College Professor Lydia Brown on Nov. 15 for a panel discussion about queerness and disability representation in the “Harry Potter” series. The event was hosted by the Tufts Podcast Network. Brown, a disability activist, began by speaking about neurodivergent characters in […]

Anarchy in the USA: ‘Gimme Danger’ is full of grit, glam

Featuring shattered bottles, mystery drugs, broken piers and rock and roll nomads, “Gimme Danger” (2016) is a documentary following The Stooges, an American rock band founded in 1967 which gained fame through the 1970s and described themselves as “the death of the ’60s.” The movie, released on Oct. 28,  is largely composed of interviews, mostly with […]

Reported cases of mumps increase by eight students

Yesterday the Tufts community was alerted to an increase in reported cases of mumps on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus through an email from Medical Director of Health Service Margaret Higham and Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. The announcement was a follow up on a message sent three weeks prior on Oct. 28 informing […]

No. 3 Tufts punches ticket to NCAA Final Four

Four years after winning a national championship, Tufts field hockey is back in the Final Four. After earning a first-round bye for winning the NESCAC Championship, No. 3 Tufts hosted second and third round NCAA tournament action on Ounjian Field this past weekend. Tufts knocked off No. 19 University of New England 2-0 on Saturday and No. […]

Against the grain: female students dominate environmental engineering

Tufts’ School of Engineering is an objectively male-dominated space. According to data from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website, while 54 percent of undergraduate students at the School of Arts and Sciences identified as female in 2015, that number falls to just 42 percent for engineering students. There is one program, however, in which the engineering school’s […]