Looking In: The Confucius Institute

Wherever you go in the world, you can find the same things: movie theaters showing Hollywood movies, international schools teaching an American-style curriculum in English, an educational elite that speaks English, people watching American television shows, a business district imitating Manhattan and more examples in this vein. In addition to all this, the United States […]

Men’s basketball upset by Williams in NESCAC semifinals, await likely NCAA at-large bid

A strong NESCAC tournament run from the men’s basketball team came to a disappointing end in the conference semifinal round for the second straight season on Saturday as the Jumbos were upset by the Williams Ephs in Cousens Gym by an 81-65 margin. Williams, who had upset Amherst the prior week in the quarterfinals, was the sixth seed […]

Bfresh provides new grocery option for Davis Square neighborhood, Tufts students

Davis Square has lacked a grocery store since Farmer’s Bounty Grocery closed in 2012. But this changed on Friday, Feb. 24 with the opening of the Massachusetts-based grocery chain bfresh at 240 Elm St. “We have everything,” Director of Operations Coby Reinhardt said, gesturing across the new store. “Produce and flowers and holiday cards, prepared foods we make right here […]

Art-à-Porter: John Galliano and rococo fashion

John Galliano, arguably one of the most famous individuals from the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, is quite possibly the fashion designer who has best embodied the essence of 19th century European royalty in his gowns. As the head designer of Dior for 15 straight years (1996–2011) and the current creative director of Maison Margiela, Galliano has […]

‘Black Muslims in the Arts’ celebrates black Muslim identity and culture

On Saturday, black Muslim artists performed at “Black Muslims in the Arts,” an event dedicated to celebrating black Muslim art and identity, cosponsored by the Muslim Student Association and the Africana Center. Sophomores Muna Mohamed and Sara Arman coordinated the event as a way to honor and celebrate the art and lives of black Muslims during Black History Month. […]

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ delivers hilarious jokes, references

One of the challenges of making a ‘clever’ children’s movie is knowing how to simultaneously entertain parents and older children while not getting too carried away with references and side jokes. “The LEGO Batman Movie” (2017), successor to the critically acclaimed “The LEGO Movie” (2014), finds the perfect balance. The movie subverts the depressing and morally ambiguous character of […]

Food for Thought: Beef with the meat industry

Almost every student subscribed to The New York Times has had at least one brief stint as an herbivore. One day you try General Gau’s tofu, and suddenly, you find yourself saying things like “living in touch with my values” and “exploring ethical veganism.” Every Meatless Monday is an ego boost and seasoned wedges are vegetarian — […]

Institute for Global Leadership hosts 32nd EPIIC Symposium

The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) hosted its 32nd annual Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Symposium this past weekend in ASEAN Auditorium. The theme of this year’s symposium was “The World of Tomorrow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century.” Sophomore Leif Monnett, a member of EPIIC’s six-member planning committee said that members of the planning committee […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 27

MONDAY “Merrin Moral Voices Keynote: Marian Wright Edelman” Details: Children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman will speak as part of the annual Merrin Moral Voices series. Edelman is the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar, the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of […]

Senators give committee updates, discuss supplementary funding

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and an appeal. After TCU Senate President Gauri Seth opened the meeting, Vice President Shai Slotky asked for committee updates. Diversity and Community Affairs Officer Benya Kraus, who chairs the Culture, Ethnicity, Community Affairs Committee, gave the […]