Tufts counting on returner improvement, new first-years to replace talented graduated class

Last year, Tufts men’s track and field had a great season with some of the best athletes the program has ever seen. The team sent seven of its members to the 2016 NCAA Indoor Men’s Track and Field Championships and five of its members to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Men’s Track and Field Championships, both […]

The Tufts Daily Show: Trump’s Proactive Transition Period

Happy December, everyone! As 2016 winds down, so does Barack Obama’s presidency. And now that the sitting president has been a “lame duck” for about a month, President-elect Donald Trump is phasing himself into the presidency, while his sons are still wondering what lame ducks are and whether you can hunt them. In the process of taking […]

The Echo Chamber: On artificial intelligence

“Forget everything you think you know,” said every bad sci-fi movie trailer ever. From Skynet to Sonny to Scarlett Johansson, artificial intelligence (AI) has taken on many forms in pop culture, but almost every one of them has been wrong. Today, AI exists in almost every aspect of our lives, from Facebook and its advertising […]

Op-Ed: Community Preservation Act: Holding institutions accountable for expansion

Among this year’s series of ballot questions for Boston was Question 5, the Community Preservation Act. This act applies a one percent surcharge on a tax on revised property values, which would contribute entirely to a fund that would finance affordable housing, historic preservation, outdoor recreation and open space. The Community Preservation Act is paramount because of its creation […]

Jumbos take third at MIT Invitational

The Tufts men’s swimming and diving team travelled to MIT this weekend to participate in the MIT Invitational, a three-day meet. The team placed third out of five teams while competing against MIT, New York University (NYU), Keene State and Wheaton College. The MIT Engineers who took first and the NYU Bobcats came in second. Tufts finished with […]

RA position replaced, on-campus apartments to have house ‘community development advisors’

The resident assistant (RA) position will be replaced with two new roles, first year advisor (FYA) and community development advisor (CDA), next fall. This is one aspect of a larger change in the housing program, as Latin Way Apartments, Sophia Gordon Hall, Hillsides Apartments and Richardson House will all have in-house CDAs beginning next fall, according […]

Medical marijuana dispensary seeks to open Davis Square location

The City of Somerville sent out letters of non-opposition to four medical marijuana companies interested in opening locations in Somerville, according to an Oct. 6 press release from Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone. These letters clear the way for the companies to begin the permit process to open locations in Somerville. The non-opposition letters were sent after Curtatone received a letter […]

Fletcher delegates represent Tufts at COP 22 in Morocco

Delegates from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy represented Tufts at the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7 to 18. The conference included delegates and organizations from all over the world coming together to undertake efforts to check climate change and preserve the environment for future generations. Fatima Quraishi, Fletcher […]

Goetcheus sets Tufts record twice at MIT Invitational

Tufts continued its positive start to the season last weekend with a third place finish at the MIT Invitational. The Jumbos recorded 762 points and built a comfortable 162-point lead over fourth-place Wheaton College. New York University (NYU) garnered first place at the meet with 1664 points while the hosts, MIT, finished as runner-ups with 1572 points. First-year Grace […]