Tufts Venture Lab provides resource for student startups

Tufts’ Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (ELS) Program has launched the Tufts Venture Lab, an initiative headed by senior Alex Rappaport and junior Shreenath Bhanderi. The Lab, located on the first floor of the Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC) building at 574 Boston Ave., is a collaborative working space for student-led startup groups to connect and collaborate on their projects and […]


The Elephant in the Room: A slumpy column

The thaw between winter and spring comes at an opportune time. We get that sweet glimpse of the warmth of summer just as the weather begins to beat us down. There might be a snowstorm after that one 70 degree February day, but it doesn’t stop us from hanging up hammocks, barbecuing and wearing Birkenstocks […]


Tufts Elephant Conservation Alliance looks into root problems behind elephant endangerment

In 1881, an orphaned African bush elephant was purchased as a new addition to P.T. Barnum’s circus and given the name Jumbo. Four years later, the stuffed hide of Jumbo was donated to Tufts University and the student body almost immediately made him their mascot. At that point in time, about 12 million elephants roamed Africa […]


Advice from Dead Poets (and Some Living): Robin Coste Lewis on interpreting text messages

“His messages became… curt,” a friend explained to me over coffee, shrugging her shoulders. She was describing a shift that had taken place in an undefined relationship: the trailing-off in text messages that often signals the end of knowing the person. “Mmm,” I agreed. “You always know.” I didn’t mean her, specifically. I meant that […]


Surprise season premiere of ‘Rick and Morty’ is rousing success

While some people might have had reason to curse on April Fool’s Day, fans of Adult Swim’s hit TV show “Rick and Morty” (2013-present) had reason to celebrate: the network unexpectedly announced that the premiere of season 3 would be airing that night, with the option to either streaming it or watching it live. Pandemonium ensued as people […]


Tufts and Stockholm Environment Institute celebrate 10-year anniversary

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) will host a symposium on April 11 celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the partnership between Tufts and SEI. Named the Tufts-SEI Nexus Symposium, the public event will bring together Tufts and SEI researchers as panelists to share their perspectives and research on the global issues […]


Dear Jumbo: Three truths and no lie

On April Fools’, three friends shared with me three truths.  Truth A: Accept good intentions. This comes to you at some points during your Tufts experience when you inevitably have an argument about whether human nature is good or bad. From a dear friend: “Most people don’t intend to hurt others. Even the most wicked […]


Somerville Board of Aldermen authorizes bond issue for new high school

The Somerville Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to approve a bond issue for the construction of a new high school on March 22. The Board of Aldermen’s appropriation totaled $255,982,704, making Somerville High School the most expensive high school building project in Massachusetts history, according to a Nov. 8, 2016 Boston Globe article. Somerville Superintendent of Public Schools […]


Editorial: Tufts should further support adjuncts

As negotiations begin for a new contract between the part-time faculty union, represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Tufts administration, Tufts should continue to increase the wages and benefits for part-time faculty and create more tenure-track positions. The most recent contract, negotiated in 2014, is due to expire on June 30, according […]


The Coin Toss: MLB Award Predictions

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions about your favorite sports. Last week, I picked the winners of the final four games. I was able to correctly predict that Gonzaga would defeat South Carolina. However, UNC beat Oregon, busting my second prediction. So, I was one-for-two on the week. Baseball is […]


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