Natalya Baldyga’s ‘The King Stag’ reimagines a classic fairy tale for the modern stage

Balch Arena Theater, the versatile theater-in-the-round nestled in Tufts’ Aidekman Arts Center, has long provided a space for dazzling drama, comedy and experimental performances. The 2016-2017 season, however, has brought something both old and new to Balch: a seven-show run of “The King Stag” (2016), an adaptation of Carlo Gozzi’s eighteenth century Venetian comedy by Assistant […]

Polykhromatic: On virtual creative spaces

Where do we find creative communities at Tufts? Perhaps our first instinct is to begin our search in physical space: Tufts has dozens of performance groups, ensembles and unique publications, as well as an Arts Haus and a Crafts House. There’s also the SMFA, art studios in Lane Hall, the Crafts Center and the Tufts Art Gallery. While this […]

5 artsy classes the arts section recommends

To celebrate Majors Week, the arts section of the Daily has compiled you a list of inspiring classes related to arts, offered by various departments: 1) Cassidy Olsen, arts editor: FMS 0078 – Japanese Film “Whether you’re a seasoned film student or a newbie looking for a double whammy art and world civilization credit, FMS 78 […]

Confucius Institute seeks to deepen connection between United States and China

The Confucius Institute at Tufts University (CITU), launched on June 24, 2015, provides programs in Chinese language and culture as a collaboration between Tufts and Beijing Normal University (BNU). Located at 112 Packard Ave., the institute seeks to deepen the connection between China and the United States through mutual understanding, according to Mingquan Wang, director of CITU. “The general goal […]

Tufts heads to Amherst for NESCAC Championship weekend

After downing Williams 58-40 in the opening round of the NESCAC tournament last weekend, second-seeded Tufts (24-1 overall, 9-1 NESCAC) will take on third-seeded Bowdoin (21-3 overall, 8-2 NESCAC) at Amherst in the semifinals Saturday. The nationally-ranked No. 3 Jumbos hope to have a repeat of their Jan. 6 match-up against the No. 17 Polar […]

Jumbos two wins away from becoming NESCAC champions

The Jumbos are preparing for a historic weekend at home, starting Saturday, when they face the Williams Ephs in the NESCAC semifinals. If they win, they will face the winner of the Trinity vs. Middlebury contest on Sunday, also at home. This year was the first time that the Jumbos were first-seeds in the NESCAC regular […]

Jumbos ‘racquet’ up the intensity at CSA Championships

The Jumbos battled through three challenging contests at last weekend’s College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships, ultimately progressing to the semifinals before being knocked out by the thinnest of margins. The tournament, which was held at multiple locations in the greater Boston area, divided its 62 participants among eight divisions based on their national rankings. Entering as […]

Charlie Baker speaks at Tufts, prompting walkouts and protest

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discussed public policy and civic engagement at Tufts last night in an event repeatedly disrupted by a number of student protesters. The event, a part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series, began after 7 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall, which holds 300 people. The event was sold out, but about […]

Social hold lifted for Greek life organizations without cease-and-desist orders

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (Panhel) have lifted their voluntary holds on social events for eligible Greek life organizations. This means fraternities and sororities in good standing with the university can register to host social events, according to IFC President Jack Friend and Panhel President Meaghan Annett. The four organizations currently not on cease […]

New student organization looks to offer supportive space for female, non-binary students

Avian, a new student organization that aims to create a conscious and supportive space for female and femme-aligned non-binary students, was formed this semester. Harper Hopkins, Avian’s consciousness education chair, said that the group was created in order to provide a space for people impacted by what she referred to as “first-order misogyny.” “Everyone is, […]