Red, White and True: The problem with protest

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy As American citizens, one of our fundamental rights is the right to assembly. From the days of the American Revolution, when citizens protested King George’s oppressive policies, to the present, when citizens are protesting for women’s rights, the right to assembly […]

Op-ed: If possible, think about early graduation

A classmate of mine, recalling that I graduated early, recently shared with me Michael Shames’ Jan. 19 Daily article, “Graduating early provides a rare path for students.” The article got me thinking back three years ago to when I decided to graduate from Tufts a semester early. It wasn’t an easy decision, if only because the Tufts […]

25th Oliver Chapman Award commemorates late international student

After 25 years, the Oliver Chapman Leadership and Community Service Award continues to honor the legacy of Oliver Chapman, who was an international student from Panama. Each year, the award is given to a senior who has been actively involved in Tufts’ international community as a way to celebrate their achievements. This year, senior Barry Maswan won […]

Looking in: Healthcare is ‘sticky downwards’

Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress and the presidency, there is no barrier to finally repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They have called the law — which is otherwise known as Obamacare and has historically given the most Americans health insurance — “un-American,” “a freedom killer” and “Obama’s Katrina.” After voting over 60 times to […]

Emory professor discusses legacy, causes of racial discrimination in United States

Carol Anderson, a civil rights activist and professor of African-American Studies at Emory University, spoke about her recent book “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,” at Breed Memorial Hall on Monday night. Approximately 130 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and university staff attended the talk, which was followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception. […]

Teeing Off: Stars shine in Mexico City

This week, the golfing world took a trip to our beautiful neighbor to the South: Mexico. The World Golf Championships, an invite-only event (based on world ranking and some other special exemptions), was played at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico City. The event saw a star-studded tournament, with the […]

Jumbos overcome Ducks by 15 goals, prepare for first conference game

The Jumbos easily overcame the Stevens Institute Ducks on Saturday in their season opener, winning 19-6 to extend their record against the Ducks to 4-0 in the last four seasons. The match-up was a stark contrast from last season’s narrow 14-13 victory during which the Jumbos came from behind to win. Freezing temperatures and high […]

Chelsey Berlin speaks about human rights in the West Bank

Chelsey Berlin, the director of human rights organization B’Tselem USA, discussed human rights conditions in the West Bank and the consequences of the Israeli occupation in Palestine as part of an event hosted last night in the Granoff Family Hillel Center by J Street U Tufts. B’Tselem, established in 1989, is the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. […]

TCU Senate discusses supplementary funding requests, appeals

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and hear an appeal. After TCU Senate President Gauri Seth opened the meeting, Vice President Shai Slotky then took the floor to ask for committee updates and general announcements. There was nothing new from […]