Tufts student voter turnout for presidential elections increases in 2016

From 2012 to 2016, voter turnout for Tufts students in national presidential elections increased by 12 percentage points, from 51.2 percent to 63.2 percent, according to a National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) report released today. The Tufts-specific data comes from a nationwide study of U.S. college and university student voting, encompassing more than one thousand American […]

Artist to watch: Slow Dancer

When Simon Okely took the stage at The Sinclair as the opener for Margaret Glaspy on Sept. 21, he remarked that it was his first time in Boston. The Australian singer-songwriter’s roots are grounded thousands of miles away from the Massachusetts Bay, in Perth and Melbourne. His musical career grew in popularity as the lead guitarist for […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Oct. 2

MONDAY Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey Details: Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey, the chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the United States Army Reserve Command, will speak on current events and the military as part of the Tufts International Relations Program Speaker Series. When and Where: 6–7:30 p.m.; Alumnae Lounge Sponsors: Tufts International […]

Football back on track with win at Bates

After a gut-wrenching overtime loss last week to Wesleyan (2–1), Tufts (2–1) felt the pressure to come away with a win at Bates this weekend. Despite giving up an early field goal, the Jumbos scored four unanswered touchdowns on their way to a 37–17 routing of the Bobcats. “I thought we were sloppy at times,” coach […]

Far-flung homes: Keisha Mukasa on Ugandan identity in diaspora

This article is part two of a three-part series centering the experiences of students who are the only ones from their home countries to be at Tufts. For most students, “home” is a food we grew up eating, a country whose culture shaped us or a house in which we find comfort. For first-year Keisha Mukasa, her experience of home is not rooted in […]

TCU Senate elects new ALBO members, assistant treasurer

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to elect new Allocations Board (ALBO) members and the new assistant treasurer, and to hear supplementary funding requests. This meeting was also the first full meeting that newly elected senators and trustee representatives attended. After TCU President Benya Kraus opened […]

Looking Out: Europe moved on

Ever since the Brexit referendum that ended with a small leave victory, the British public and media have been talking about the monumental decision: Brexit, Brexit, Brexit. There are so many moving parts to talk about: the opinions of different parties and politicians, the disagreements in the Tory cabinet on the extent of Brexit and how […]

The Weekly Chirp: Puzzling palates

Food: it keeps us alive and brings people together. As privileged college students, we enjoy a gastronomic cornucopia of daily options, and as a result it has allowed us to convert from generalist omnivores to picky specialists. A juicy piece of marinated steak fails to satisfy the progressive vegan diet, and a bean burger suffers […]

Thoughts From Places: Outside the Campus Center

Over the past week, vendors have set up shop outside the Mayer Campus Center and sold antiques on at least two occasions. From Royal typewriters of the Kennedy era to torn-but-true leather jackets that could have been right out of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” (1987) music video, there was a definite romanticization of antiquity on display. It […]