Sarabande Dance Ensemble aims to boost mood with new show ‘Saratonin’

Tufts University dance group Sarabande Dance Ensemble will be giving their main performance of the semester, “Sarabande Presents: Saratonin,” April 13-15. The performance will feature 14 dances, original choreography and impressive skills. Sarabande, which takes its name from a triple-time Spanish dance, is made up of accomplished dancers who choreograph and perform their own American contemporary […]

Polykhromatic: An argument for the interdisciplinary

What do you major in if you want to change the world? International relations? Peace and justice studies? I propose an alternative: art history. There are only 16 seniors graduating this spring with a degree in art history. What this tells me is that the subject has yet to shed its reputation as an esoteric, purely […]

Jumbos 5-1 in April games, face three-game series at Trinity

After wet weather washed out a week of games, the Jumbos (14-6) returned to the diamond eager to extend their four-game winning streak that began during spring break. The team played six games in four days, starting with home contests against the Colby Mules (7-12) and the Bates Bobcats (5-7) before traveling to face the […]

ResLife to restructure staffing in central office, RA roles

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) will be restructured for the next academic year, with new positions both in ResLife’s central office and in dorms throughout campus. According to ResLife Director Yolanda King, the office will have an an associate director of housing operations, an associate director of residential education, three assistant directors, an […]

Monaco hosts town hall meeting on Medford/Somerville campus

University President Anthony Monaco spoke about how President Donald Trump’s administration was affecting university policy, the implementation of the Student Life Review Committee and plans for renovations at a town hall meeting in ASEAN Auditorium on Thursday. The meeting started on a light note, as Monaco praised Tufts’ current third-place standing in the Learfield Directors’ Cup. “We’re so good […]

Italian and Portuguese programs look to expand enrollment amidst decreased interest nationally

Faculty in Tufts’ Portuguese and Italian programs have been working to expand opportunities for students of their respective languages. Last spring, the Department of Romance Languages offered a Portuguese minor for the first time, awarding its first degree to one Class of 2016 graduate who happened to have already taken the six requisite courses, according […]

Tufts joins other universities in opposing second Trump travel ban

Tufts and 30 other universities filed a joint amicus brief against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on March 31, contending that the ban on visas from six predominantly Muslim countries places unwarranted restrictions on international students and faculty alike. The decision to join the brief was made by University President Anthony Monaco, according to Senior Vice President Mary […]

TCU Senate members elected for next year

Several new members were elected to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, the Committee on Student Life (CSL) and TCU Judiciary after an online election Wednesday, according to an announcement from TCU Elections Commission (ECOM). In addition, a runoff election will be held today for the Class of 2020. Voter participation for this year’s election was 28.73 percent, […]

Tufts bounces back from tough NESCAC loss with stunning upset

Though still struggling within the conference, the Jumbos (7-4 overall, 2-4 NESCAC) capped off an undefeated 5-0 record in non-conference play this season with an impressive pair of wins this week. Quickly rebounding from a tough loss on the road to then-No. 15 Hamilton on Saturday, the Jumbos upset ninth-ranked SUNY Cortland in another away game on Sunday and […]