Spoken word group Mother Tongue offers truth without apologies

Poets Rachel McKibbens and Dominique Christina, who make up spoken word duo Mother Tongue, performed at Tufts on Friday at an event hosted by the Spoken Word Alliance At Tufts (SWAT). Hailed for their talent, bluntness and social activism, McKibbens and Christina delved into a myriad of themes including identity, family life, past trauma and political and racial […]

Teeing Off: Mashed potatoes

For the 10th consecutive year, Dustin Johnson is a winner. DJ cruised to five-shot lead, but it was as large as eight at some moments during the final round and it was never close. DJ blew away Riviera as he won for the first time this season in Los Angeles at the Genesis Open. The tournament had […]

Breaking out of slow-paced start, Tufts takes down Hamilton

Despite a slow first half, the Jumbos (20-5) turned it on in the second half to charge out to a safe 81-63 home win over the eighth-seeded Hamilton Continentals (16-9) on Saturday afternoon. The NESCAC quarterfinal victory earned the Jumbos a berth in the conference semifinals for a second consecutive season, but this year the team will be […]

On Location: Sweden

At first glance, “A Man Called Ove” (2015) doesn’t offer much in the way of worldly social commentary. Based on the 2012 novel by Fredrik Backman, it seems to the casual observer to be a rather simple tale of a depressed, widowed busybody — the titular Ove (Rolf Lassgard) — and his unexpectedly comical journey to a better […]

Art-à-Porter: A tribute to Alexander McQueen and ‘No.13’

Today, when people mention the name Alexander McQueen, one of the most celebrated and successful designers of the past few decades, many are reminded of his clothes that often featured skull prints and patterns. The British couturier, however, has left an incommensurable legacy to the fashion world that cannot and should not be restricted to a […]

Red, White and True: In defense of Charlie Baker

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.” –Molière The moderate Republican is a dying breed. Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker represents one of the last and most powerful proponents of this ideology. Recently, Baker, an anti-Trump Republican, has […]

Student initiative looks to make Tufts a tobacco-free campus

Members of Tufts Tobacco Free, a student initiative four years in the making that seeks to eliminate smoking on the Medford/Somerville campus, are beginning to take the next steps to implement their proposed policy by seeking feedback from the student body. According to organizers, the policy would be rolled out over the course of several years. The group […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 21

TUESDAY “Taking Control of the Permanent War State” Details: Gareth Porter, an investigative journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, will give a talk about U.S. foreign policy and defense strategy, particularly under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Where and When: Anderson Hall, Room 112; 7 p.m. Sponsors: Toupin-Bolwell Fund, Peace Action Chapter at Tufts and Tufts […]

TCU Senate passes sanctuary state resolution, discusses supplementary funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and a resolution supporting the Safe Communities Act, a bill that would make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. TCU Senate President Gauri Seth opened the meeting by asking for committee updates. The Administration and Policy Committee […]