Tufts 1-1 at New England Big Four Challenge

Though No. 3 Tufts saw off a challenge from the Brandeis University Judges 74-72 on Friday night, the Jumbos lost their first game of the season in the final of the New England Big Four Challenge held in Waltham, Mass. on Saturday. Tufts was unable to stop the Babson Beavers’ offense, losing 91-78. With the loss, the Jumbos moved […]

Runway Roundup: Down to the (chicken) wire

Very thoughtful, #DesignerErin! #ProjectRunway pic.twitter.com/tDaMpnKfni — Project Runway (@ProjectRunway) December 2, 2016 Running around a warehouse dotted with fires in garbage cans for extra pizzaz, the designers were tasked with collecting unconventional industrial materials like metal scraps, wire and tiles in order to make avant-garde outfits for the runway this week. Avant-garde looks should introduce […]

Jumbo Steps: Our biological ‘text messages’

At the risk of trivializing our species’ anatomical complexity, I believe that each of us (bodies, brains, blood and all) communicate with the world by sending out biological “text messages.” Take the shivers, for example (a “text” we’ll all be getting in the next few weeks). Your body texts your brain, telling you that something’s […]

Four runners compete at Boston University Invitational

Tufts sent four runners to the Boston University (BU) Opener on Saturday in their season opener. All four athletes ended with some of the top-ranked times in Div. III. Most met the requirements for postseason qualifications, a critical hurdle to clear so early in the season as it relieves the runners from additional qualifying race times later in the season. Junior […]

Jumbos move to 6-0, outscore both weekend opponents by over 20 points

Tufts, which gave up the second fewest points per game in Div. III last season, demonstrated its defensive prowess this weekend by holding Clarkson to 32 points in a 75-32 win on Saturday and defeating St. Lawrence by 21 points, 63-42 on Friday. The Jumbos were successful on both ends of the court against the Golden Knights. Tufts held its opponents […]

Fletcher launches Climate Policy Lab to help countries meet Paris Agreement

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy launched its Climate Policy Lab (CPL) on Nov. 15 at the 22nd annual Conference of the Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco. Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and CPL Director Kelly Sims Gallagher explained that the CPL has two main purposes. “The first purpose is to work with governments as […]

Point-Counterpoint: Suspending sorority, fraternity recruitment

Point-Counterpoint juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on the recent suspension of spring recruitment for all Greek organizations at Tufts.   The case for suspension: The cancellation of sorority and fraternity recruitment for the spring semester has incited a great deal […]

Computer science department works to meet growing student demand

The Department of Computer Science (CS) has seen an enormous increase in the number of students taking CS courses over the last five years. Last fall, computer science was determined the most commonly declared major, according to Department Chair Kathleen Fisher. According to Fisher, as an increasing number of students pursue majors and minors in CS and a growing number of students outside […]

Fletcher student launches shoe company with help from Tufts consulting groups

Adelante Shoe Company — startup founded in Oct. 2015 by Peter Sacco, a student in his final year of the Master’s of Arts in Law and Diplomacy program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy — recently launched its first Kickstarter campaign with the help of several Tufts undergraduate groups.  Sacco said that while he has been […]