Greek life in review: Students, administration evaluate the system

The past academic year has been a turbulent one for the fate of Greek life on campus. Amidst reports of hazing and discrimination, many have called for the Greek life system to be disbanded, while others have defended its presence on campus and suggested internal reform. In November 2016, rising senior Ben Kesslen detailed his experience with hazing and […]

Jumbos look to claim more titles at nationals

With nationals still to come starting Thursday, expectations are as high as ever for the Jumbos, who’ve put together an impressive spring following a dominant showing in the indoor season. During the indoor season, the Jumbos battled in a number of meets leading up to the New England Div. III Championships. The Jumbos handily won the […]

Senior Profile: Parker Heyl merges technology and nature through art

Parker Heyl is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in musical engineering who will attend the Royal College of Art’s Information Experience Design program in London next year. The North Haven, Conn. native’s unique interests involve the intersection of fine arts, kinetic sculpture, mechanical engineering, robotics and musical technology. Heyl’s artistic work ranges from […]

Art-á-Porter: Yet another tribute to Rei Kawakubo

In light of the recent gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, I thought that it would be great to end this semester with a celebration of designer Rei Kawakubo. After all, “dulcis in fundo.” The Japanese designer started one of the most recognizable brands in the industry to this day, Comme des Garcons. […]

Op-ed: Tufts can be a haven for free speech

As a soon-to-be-graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and member of the Tufts community, I wanted to offer some thoughts about free speech. First, I want to clarify that I understand Tufts is a private institution and can make rules about speech/expression that do not have to align with our constitutional rights. However, the rules […]

Vinny’s Variety Pack: The Big Finale

This is my last column ever for The Tufts Daily *cue sad music.* I’ve been informed that it won’t print until Commencement where “hundreds of parents will read it, so you better not be inappropriate again.” Oops, wasn’t supposed to include that last bit. I’ve had an awesome time writing for this paper and I […]

Senior Profile: Elizabeth Ahrens

Rounding out her career in impressive fashion, Elizabeth Ahrens, the four-year starting middle hitter from Richmond, Va. earned an All-NESCAC first team selection and an All-American honorable mention in her final season as a Jumbo. Ahrens posted 1.96 kills per set during her senior season while hitting at a solid .310 percentage. Coming in as a […]

The Institute for Global Leadership: A year in transition

Last year, the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) celebrated its 30th anniversary and the retirement of Sherman Teichman, the founding director of the IGL. The IGL, which encompasses several different programs, research opportunities and courses, is most known for its year-long colloquium, Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC). EPIIC is constructed in an unconventional manner with a focus […]

Four Jumbos graduate after mixed season

Unless they are granted an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, the Jumbos will have finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 10-6, 5-5 in the conference. At the beginning of the season, graduating senior quad-captain Olivia Veillette noted that this was a transition year for the team after graduating both top scorers and […]

TCU Senate hears five resolutions, passes four this semester

Over the past semester, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate has discussed multiple contentious resolutions and implemented several senator-initiated projects, in addition to Senate’s ongoing budgetary responsibilities. Next year’s TCU president will be Benya Kraus, a rising senior who won an uncontested election on April 26. Following that election, internal elections were held to select next year’s […]