Students protest Greek life at fraternity information session

A group of students gathered in Remis Sculpture Court last night to protest the Tufts Fraternities Informational Event hosted by the Tufts Interfraternity Council (IFC). The event featured members of several fraternities who spoke with students about Greek life, according to IFC Recruitment and Philanthropy Chair Luke Murphy. Only two of the fraternities present — Zeta Beta Tau and ATO […]

Jumbos on six-win streak, sit at No. 2 in NESCAC

No.7 Tufts defeated Roger Williams 14-2 Tuesday behind nine runs scored in the bottom of the eighth, clinching the sixth consecutive win and a 16-2 record overall for Tufts. The team swept Lesley in a doubleheader on Saturday in two seven-inning games winning 9-0 and 4-1 respectively, and it defeated Keene State 10-2 on Sunday. […]

NBC News’ Lester Holt headlines 12th annual Murrow Forum

Lester Holt, the host of NBC Nightly News, spoke at the 12th annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism in Cohen Auditorium yesterday. Holt’s conversation focused on “Media in a New Age: Fake News, Alternative Facts and What’s Next” and was part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker […]

Tufts hosts activists, Mass. gubernatorial candidate for panel discussion

Generation Citizen, a non-profit civic education group, hosted a panel discussion about advocacy on Tuesday night featuring speakers including Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez, the former Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finances. The event, co-sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, also included American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts Field Director Matt Allen as […]

Small Houses Weekend seeks to create community

Several special interest houses at Tufts are hosting a series of events next weekend for Small Houses Weekend, according to Morgan Leppla, a sophomore who lives in Crafts House. Crafts House Manager Colin Trimmer explained that the weekend is intended to bring the various special interest houses together. “The idea is to build a community on campus, and small houses are […]

Jumbos make it to 11-0 for the first time in 87-year program history

For the first time in history, the Jumbos have improved to 11-0 after two conference wins against the Williams Ephs and Hamilton Continentals last week. Tufts remains tied for first in the NESCAC with Bates (7-0 NESCAC), and No. 2 in the country behind Salisbury (14-0). “We are definitely excited about it but our goal is […]

Op-ed: Divestment and democracy

Disclaimer: David Westby is a layout editor and former production director for the Daily. He is not involved in the Daily’s editorial processes. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s April 9 resolution, which calls for divestment from four corporations that benefit from the expansion of practices of occupation by the Israeli state, has sparked rabid debate on campus. […]

Letter to the Editor: My parents, my children

Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to a resolution passed by the Tufts Community Union Senate on Sunday night that called for the university to divest from four companies it says are involved in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. To the editor: My experience as a member of Tufts’ Class of 1991 was one […]

Yam Session: A look inside Tufts nighttime radio

Upon entering the WMFO Tufts Freeform Radio studio on the third floor of Curtis Hall at 10 p.m. on March 4, a show winds down with a final, upbeat song. The room looks exactly as one might picture when imagining a collegiate radio station studio — a music-themed paradise of sorts. There is an entire wall dedicated […]

Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ tries to address important issues, fails

Content Warning: This article mentions suicide and sexual violence. “13 Reasons Why” (2017) premiered on March 31 as Netflix’s newest television series. The show, based on Jay Asher’s young adult novel of the same name, follows the causes and effects of a teenager’s suicide. Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) receives a mysterious box of 13 cassette tapes, each of which, […]