Tufts By Numbers: The Land of No Data: Internships

This past week, Tufts students dressed in heels and suit jackets walked (willingly! hopefully!) into a big black hole of data: internships. At Tufts’ career fair last Friday, hundreds of students milled around, hopeful to become one part of the invisible statistics of internships. But shaking hands and collecting business cards aside, how much are […]

New Science, Technology and Society program pushes disciplinary boundaries

The Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program may be new at Tufts, but it is quickly gaining traction among students who are eager to learn more about this emerging field. In spring 2016, the program began offering an undergraduate co-major and minor in STS. Currently, the program has three tracks of study: bodies, health and medicine; science and […]

Vinny’s Variety Pack: NFC East draft needs, part two

Last Sunday was the first Sunday without football since September. If you read that sentence and said, “So what?” then we probably can’t be friends anymore. Football lovers, our weekends may be slightly depressing for a few more months, but at least our Thursdays can still be filled with football! This week we’ll talk about who […]

Jumbos take eighth at NESCACs

Tufts traveled to Bowdoin over the weekend to compete in the NESCAC Championships, where it amassed a total of 700.5 team points to rank eighth out of 11 teams. Junior Jess Lee was proud of the effort the team put in at Bowdoin. “A three-day meet at the end of a season is [tough],” Lee said. “At that point, […]

Tufts completes regular season with two dominant victories

Tufts (23-1) recovered from its narrow 36-35 loss at home to Amherst on Feb. 4 with two victories to wrap up its regular season. The team limited its opponents to just 27 points on both nights, with a 61-27 victory at Williams (15-9) on Friday night and a 74-27 victory over visiting Rhode Island College (5-18) […]

Op-ed: What we can do about the ‘war on media’

The Tufts Daily Editorial Board wrote an instructive piece on the Trump administration’s “war on the media.” The writers detailed the offenses that both President Trump and his top advisors have committed against the press corps  —  focusing on the role of credible journalism in the reliance of our democracy on the relentless pursuit of truth. […]

The Coin Toss: ‘Hey now, you’re an All-Star’

Welcome to “The Coin Toss,” where I make bold and unlikely predictions about your favorite professional sports! A couple predictions came up short last week. I had the Bucks beating the Heat to snap its win streak. Instead, Miami won the game but later lost its streak to the 76ers. I also had Russell Westbrook putting up a 40-10-10 […]

Through collaborative efforts, local communities prepare for greener future

Though climate change is a global issue, local municipalities in the Boston area, along with dozens of other communities in Massachusetts, have been working together to take several adaptive, mitigative and proactive steps toward renewable energy usage. One such effort near Tufts is Somerville’s Be SEEN (Somerville Energy Efficient Now) program. According to Christine Andrews, the housing […]

President Trump could learn a thing or two from Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

On Sunday night, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (2014–present) returned for its fourth season while its host laughingly acknowledged everything that he had to cover in the premiere’s 30 minutes — the late-night comedy news show had been on break since Nov. 13, just after the election of President Donald Trump. John Oliver chose to focus […]