OEO maintains current burden of proof for sexual misconduct cases following DeVos’ removal of Obama-era regulations

Content warning: This article discusses policy surrounding sexual misconduct. The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) will continue to use the preponderance of the evidence standard for sexual misconduct cases in accordance with its current adjudication process, following the Department of Education’s rescinding of Obama-era regulations in a Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct document released on Friday from the […]

ResLife makes structural changes to improve on-campus living

This academic year has ushered in a host of changes within the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife). According to Christopher Rossi, the associate dean of student affairs, ResLife has put a number of reforms in place that provide co-curricular resources and support for students. Former ResLife Director Yolanda King has left Tufts, and a […]

Bird’s Eye View: Tackling Tragedy, Why Football Must Change

Aaron Hernandez was diagnosed with stage III chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The 27-year-old former New England Patriot committed suicide in jail after being convicted of murder. His was the worst case of CTE doctors had ever seen in someone his age. Hernandez is the latest high-profile former NFL star to have brain damage diagnosed after committing […]

CAFE discussion group supports interfaith identity, social change at Tufts

Upon entering Goddard Chapel at 8 p.m. last Wednesday night, a small group of students was sitting on the plushy carpet by the altar, arranged around a bucket of individually wrapped twizzlers. This group is an interfaith discussion organization called CAFE, and they have gathered to discuss the intersections between faith and the environment. The conversation flows naturally […]

Football: Last-second touchdown tanks Tufts against Wesleyan

Billed as the NESCAC football game of the week, Tufts versus Wesleyan did not lack for excitement. In just the third night game ever between the two teams, Wesleyan staged an odds-defying comeback to win 24–17 in overtime under its home lights. Both teams now sit at 1–1, right in the middle of the conference standings. […]

From ‘Homogenic’ to ‘Utopia,’ Björk is a warrior of love

In terms of success, Björk’s career has always been characterized by periods of ebb and flow, an inevitable consequence of experimentation. While “Post” (1995), “Homogenic” (1997) and “Vespertine” (2001) are considered cultural milestones of avant-garde pop, her later three albums, “Medúlla” (2004), “Volta” (2007) and “Biophilia” (2011) were met with more lukewarm reactions, although still […]

Men’s soccer remains undefeated with Brandeis shutout

The top two men’s soccer teams in New England battled each other on Friday night, as national No. 3 Tufts edged No. 12 Brandeis, 1-0, under the lights at Tufts’ Bello Field. Only a second-half goal by the Jumbos’ sophomore midfielder Brett Rojas separated the two sides, both of which advanced to the final four in last year’s […]

Looking out: Self-determination for some

This time of year features many elections, from an unexpectedly competitive New Zealand election to a German election that saw Merkel triumph again. The two I want to focus on are controversial referenda taking the question of independence to people who are being told by central governments that they do not get a choice. The Kurds […]

Thoughts From Places: Barnum 113

On Mondays, I spend three consecutive hours in Barnum Hall. I make my way past the Jumbo statue and enter by the stone lions that guard the doors. In the façade etched into the stone, the building declares itself home of the biology department. As I wander through the labyrinth of far-too-yellow hallways, past the […]