Boston Symphony Orchestra opens 2017–2018 season with inspired Bernstein tribute

Last Friday night, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), led by conductor Andris Nelsons, kicked off its new season at Symphony Hall with a program centered on the centennial of celebrated composer and Boston-area native Leonard Bernstein. At most classical orchestral concerts, the orchestra and music stand alone in the spotlight. At this event, however, the BSO […]

Murphy’s Law: At Tufts, capitalism is intellectual diversity

In response to a recent call to move “beyond capitalism” in the economics department at Tufts, I think it is important to remind ourselves that any academic department’s mission is to teach students to apply the tenets of its field to complex problems and their future careers, not to obsess over fighting Donald Trump. Before […]

Katherine Monson discusses IR majors’ roles in the space industry

The International Relations (IR) Program went interplanetary on Wednesday as 12 students attended an East Hall lunch and learn about international space policies. The lunch and learn was led by Katherine Monson (F’ 13), a double Jumbo who majored in international relations and went on to complete a master’s in international relations and security studies from The Fletcher School of […]