T-Pain cancels Spring Fling appearance, Tinashe to headline

T-Pain will no longer be performing at this year’s Spring Fling concert due to a “personal obligation that cannot be avoided.” According to Assistant Director for Campus Life John Wescott, T-Pain’s agent Taylor Schultz informed Wescott of the cancellation in an email at 7 p.m. last night, clarifying that the obligation was T-Pain’s son’s birthday. Tinashe, originally set […]

Must-see marathon moments

Kenyan Geoffrey Kirui set the pace in the 121st Boston Marathon, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:09:37. Fellow Kenyan Edna Kiplagat claimed the women’s title with a time of 2:21:52. At 37 years old, Kiplagat was the second oldest woman to ever win the marathon. While the titles are the biggest story […]

Q&A: James Stavridis on his new book ‘The Leader’s Bookshelf’

Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy James Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral who served as the Supreme Allied Commander at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), co-authored “The Leader’s Bookshelf” (2017) with R. Manning Ancell. Published in March through the Naval Institute Press, the book lists 50 works of literature based on the suggestions of […]

Jumbos fall to No. 1 Middlebury, bounce back against Bates

Playing through the heart of its schedule, Tufts fell to a trio of top-ranked opponents. In the span of a week, Tufts dropped matches to No. 4 Middlebury, No. 8 Wesleyan and No. 9 Williams. The team did manage to rebound, defeating No. 28 Bates on April 20. “For a lot of us, it [was] […]

Listening sessions held to gather information on student mental health

Tufts’ Mental Health Task Force, formed by University President Anthony Monaco last semester, has begun to conduct listening sessions with student organizations to collect input on student mental health. The task force is charged with reviewing the state of mental health for students on all Tufts campuses, examining the successes and limitations of the university’s mental […]

Students stage rally advocating for part-time faculty, amidst contract re-negotiations

Students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) gathered outside the Activity Fair tent on the Academic Quad during Jumbo Days yesterday afternoon to call on the university to meet the demands of part-time faculty, who are currently in the midst of re-negotiations over their contract expiring June 30. Part-time faculty at Tufts won their current contract in […]

Police Briefs – April 21

No Exit Strategy A Residential Assistant (RA) reported on April 9 at 1:10 a.m. that an exit sign on the third floor of Harleston Hall was ripped from the ceiling. The drop ceiling was also damaged. Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers responded to the vandalism report and Facilities Services was notified to repair both […]

Public Harmony unites music and community service through perfomance

Tufts social outreach and music group Public Harmony is hosting a Spring Showcase in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room tonight from 8:30–10 p.m. The free performance will be the group’s first on-campus event since their creation last spring. “We became TCU-recognized this fall, and we’re a student organization that unites music and service. We bring student […]

Malakia Silcott named assistant director, career advisor at Career Center

The Career Center recently hired Malakia Silcott as the new assistant director and career advisor to fill the vacancy left by Nicole Anderson, who is now associate director of alumni career services. Previously, Silcott worked at several different colleges including Brandeis University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and most recently Bunker Hill Community College.   According to Director of Career Development Donna Esposito, […]