New course highlights growing academic recognition of digital humanities

Coming from two distinct backgrounds, Associate Professor of Classics Marie-Claire Beaulieu and Computer Science Lecturer Anthony Bucci have teamed up this semester to offer an introductory course that provides insight into the emerging interdisciplinary field of digital humanities. Digital humanities, in the context of the course, is primarily concerned with creating digital representations of ancient artifacts and using them to […]

Karachi vs. Kansas: Bubbles and boxes

Faryal (F): I remember coming to Tufts and thinking it was so diverse (whatever that means). When I expressed this excitement to some fellow peers, however, I was promptly corrected and told that Tufts was, in fact, not diverse at all. For me, it was all relative. I’m the Kansas part of this column, and […]

Tufts professor receives U.N. award for cholera outbreak prediction methods

Shafiqul Islam, director of Tufts’ Water Diplomacy Program, received the Creativity Award in the seventh Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) from the United Nations (U.N.) on Nov. 2 for his work in cholera outbreak prevention. Islam, who is also a professor in both the Tufts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Fletcher School of Law and […]

First-years provide offensive boost as Tufts shuts Becker out 3-0

After shutting out the Becker College Ice Hawks 3-0 on Nov. 22 at home, Tufts traveled to Rutland, Vt. this past weekend to compete in the Rutland Herald Invitational. The Jumbos defeated The College at Brockport Golden Eagles 4-1 on Friday and fell to the Western New England University Golden Bears 3-1 on Saturday. The Saturday loss, which was Tufts’ first of the […]

Jim McGovern, Bill Browder discuss U.S.-Russia relations, defending human rights

Bill Browder, the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) discussed the future of U.S. foreign relations through the lens of the 2009 trial of Sergei Magnitsky in an event sponsored by the Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC). The event was attended by about 60 people and took […]

Palleschi inspires Tufts basketball in final season

Just five years ago, senior co-captain Tom Palleschi started his basketball career at Tufts completely unaware of the trying journey ahead of him. One of the most decorated players in program history, Palleschi was nearly permanently sidelined by a rare and life-threatening heart condition. The Haverhill, Mass. native, who attended high school at Phillips Academy in […]

Jumbos open season 4-0, upset Colby Mules

Men’s squash, ranked No. 27 nationally, got off to a convincing start last weekend by defeating Boston College, Colby College, Bryant University and Brandeis University to earn a 4-0 record. The Jumbos did not graduate a single contributing player last season and look dangerous with a slew of promising first-years. Tufts swept Bryant 8-0 and Brandeis 9-0 on Nov. […]

Gamers design dream theme parks with ‘Planet Coaster’

Back in the early 2000s, “RollerCoaster Tycoon 2” (2002) was a blast to play. One could design rides with just the right amount of corkscrews, helixes and inversions to get park-goers’ adrenaline pumping. Until now, few roller coaster design and theme park management games have achieved the same level of innovation and mechanical depth. Even the sequel, […]

Jumbos best Lions, Engineers, extend unbeaten streak to four games

No. 3 Tufts defeated the MIT Engineers and the Emerson Lions last weekend to go 4-0 in the season, marking the first time the program has gone undefeated in the first four games in recorded history dating to the 1999-2000 season. Last Tuesday, the Jumbos defeated the Engineers 74-66, avenging last season’s 72-69 loss. On Saturday, the Jumbos picked up another […]

The Reel World: Christmas movies

As I sit on my parents’ couch writing this, my sister and I are watching our family’s favorite Christmas movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000). Yes, it is the live-action version; sorry, Boris Karloff fans. Some may chide me for “starting Christmas too early” and “forgetting about Thanksgiving,” but I disagree for two reasons. […]