Peace and Justice Studies Program under continued review

The Peace and Justice Studies (PJS) Program is currently under review, after the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences considered canceling the program due to a lack a faculty support in recent years, according to Erin Kelly, the newly appointed director of PJS and an associate professor of philosophy. Kelly explained that two committees will be charged […]

Postgame Press: Trump and the changed sports-politics relationship

This has been a crazy week for sports, and most of the drama is due to comments from the White House. President Trump’s first statement came around a week ago during a rally, according to the Chicago Tribune, with Trump saying “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our […]

In defense of the butterfly effect: Resurfacing

So many important things happened this week. Sometimes my mind feels like a swimming pool, with its shallow end for handstands, its deep end a spooky blue; the place is entertaining and full of the good stuff but mostly just a space for floating. It’s rare for me to have clarity of place and purpose, […]

Editorial: Use of Voatz is a step in the right direction

More than 720 first-years voted in the most recent Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate election, greater than the number of first-year voters in 2015 and 2014, the two most recent years where this data is readily available. Increasing voter turnout is especially important given the low rates of participation in the past for TCU president and Senate […]

Field Hockey picks up two road wins during season’s longest away stretch

With tough matchups on its schedule, the No. 6 Tufts field hockey team persevered with strength and poise, gathering momentum as the season marches forward. On Tuesday, Tufts battled the Wesleyan Cardinals on foreign turf to remain undefeated in the NESCAC. When the two teams squared off last year, the Jumbos defeated the Cardinals 6–0. Paying little attention to […]

Tufts rowing looks to build a strong foundation in fall season

The ever-improving Tufts rowing program is gearing up for another fall season, featuring men’s and women’s teams with more collective talent and experience than many of the individual rowers have seen before. Though the more important rowing season takes place in the spring, both teams know that the fall is important not only for rowers to work on their […]

Off-campus student workers get to meet the neighborhood

While many students explore Davis, Teele and Union Squares for the food, shops and occasional festivals, some students take a step further into knowing the Medford/Somerville area they call home for a transient four years. Various students who work off campus, as well as some business owners, shared their experiences as part of the local business community. Among those […]

BTS breaks boundaries for K-pop on worldwide charts with ‘Love Yourself: Her’

BTS has returned with their latest EP, “Love Yourself: Her” (2017), the group’s first release since the repackaged album of “You Never Walk Alone” (2017) in February. The nine-track EP is part of their new “Love Yourself” series — a concept that will define the next few albums. Released on Sept. 18, “Her” has received […]

Majors and Minors: Lithuanian pop, sutartinės and ‘Three Million’

This week, I spoke with Žygimantas Jievaltas (known as Zygi), a first-year from Vilnius, Lithuania. He’s thinking of majoring in quantitative economics and has lived in five different countries. Zygi gives his take on pop music in Lithuania, influences of traditional music and the history behind a common song in Lithuania. Haruka (H): What’s pop music in […]

Tufts signals opposition to travel ban with new amicus brief

Tufts, along with 30 other universities, filed an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States signaling the university’s opposition to the Donald Trump administration’s proposed travel ban, according to a university press release. This marks the third amicus brief the university has co-filed on this issue. “Tufts filed amicus briefs in March and April with the […]