Polykhromatic: On the perks of brutal honesty

Modern architecture has always been a topic of controversy. Ever since the house became a “machine for living” as Le Corbusier notoriously declared in his treatise “Toward an Architecture” (1923) people started developing strong opinions on buildings and even some “real” feelings for architecture. With the technological advancements of the 20th century and accompanying obsession with […]

Police Briefs – March 16

Jagged Edges On March 3 at 6:20 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) responded to a report of a student who had cut his finger at Haskell Hall. The student stated that he had been using a bottle opener when he cut his finger. He was cleared after his finger […]

Jumbos suffer tough loss to Panthers, look to bounce back against Mules

Tufts jumped right into its season with two games over the last week, facing off against No. 1 ranked Middlebury on Sunday and then against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Wednesday. After losing to Middlebury, the Jumbos knew they had to regroup heading into this week’s game, according to senior quad-captain Olivia Veillette.  “On Sunday, we didn’t play together as a […]

Students receive stipends for on-campus printing

Full-time Tufts students, at the beginning of this semester, had $10 allocated to their JumboCash allowance to be used towards printing while part-time students have $5. The initiative, which began as a Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate resolution passed in the spring semester of 2016, was based on the fact that printing for classes can represent a financial burden […]

Tobacco Free initiative to survey Tufts community

Tufts Tobacco Free, a campus initiative that is looking to make the Medford/Somerville campus tobacco-free, plans to survey the Tufts community about its proposed tobacco ban, according to Jennifer Allen, a professor of community health and faculty consultant for Tufts Tobacco Free. The idea for the initiative was conceived four years ago in an Introduction to Community […]

Tufts gears up for season after setting win record last year

Tufts baseball set the bar high last season by winning its fourth NESCAC Championship, setting a program record of 35 total victories on the season with an overall record of 35-8 and advancing to the regional finals of the NCAA tournament. The team ultimately fell to Keystone 7-5. “I think every year as a team […]

Local official renews fight for sound barriers in East Somerville

Somerville officials have revived their push for the State of Massachusetts to erect sound barriers along a stretch of I-93 that passes through East Somerville. Ward 1 Alderman Matthew McLaughlin has led multiple efforts by the Board of Aldermen to install the barriers between I-93 and the nearby neighborhoods. Most recently, McLaughlin introduced a resolution at the […]

UCLA researcher speaks about DNA testing as a tool for white supremacists

Joan Donovan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Society and Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, delivered a lecture about the impact of DNA ancestry tests on the perspective of white supremacists yesterday afternoon in the Alumnae Lounge. The lecture, titled “From One Drop to One Percent,” was sponsored by the Science, Technology and Society Program, […]

Tufts administrators explain tuition increases for next academic year

Tuition and fees for undergraduates for the 2017–2018 academic year will be $68,372, a 3.61 percent increase from last year’s $65,996. This projected cost, which does not include books and personal expenses, was announced in an email sent out on March 10 from Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of Engineering Jianmin Qu. […]

Veteran bats and young arms prepare for new softball season

For the first time in four years, the Jumbos will begin the regular season without the title of national champions. While the team’s aspirations remain as high as ever, coach Cheryl Milligan – entering her fourteenth year heading the program – emphasized the importance of keeping early results in context. “We’ll be tested [on] day one […]