Global Development and Environment Institute awards 2018 Leontief Prize

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University announced Dr. Mariana Mazzucato and Dr. Branko Milanovic as the winners of its 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought on Oct. 4. The prize is given to economists “whose work combines theoretical and empirical research to promote a more comprehensive understanding of […]

The reasons for rituals: the logic behind football superstitions

Before every Tufts football game, senior linebacker Zach Thomas cleans his ears. By his recollection, the ritual began during his senior year at Arlington High School. “The kid next to my locker started doing it,” he said, “And then, I don’t know, we both just started doing it. [Then] we started winning … and we […]

Weekender: Patrice Williamson brings a legend to Tufts with ‘Ella and Me’

Accomplished jazz musician and Tufts faculty member Patrice Williamson will take the stage in Distler Hall to perform “Ella and Me” as a part of the Tufts Music Department’s Sunday Concert Series on Sunday, Oct. 8. Her performance, stemming from her most recent album, “Comes Love” (2017) featuring guitarist Jon Wheatley, will be a tribute to […]

Football to host Bowdoin for Homecoming game

Following a decisive 37–17 road victory over the Bates Bobcats (0–3), the Tufts Jumbos (2–1) return to Medford, Mass. for a Homecoming matchup against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (0–3). For Tufts coach Jay Civetti, the battering of Bates spoke to the positive adjustments instituted after the previous week’s defeat to the Wesleyan Cardinals (2–1). “I think […]

Four Greek life groups regain ability to recruit after cease and desist orders lifted

Disclaimer: Luke Murphy is a current columnist at the Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this story. Last week, Delta Tau Delta (DTD), Pi Rho Omega, Alpha Phi and Chi Omega were able to recruit new members for the first time since fall 2016, after their cease and desist […]

Women’s tennis competes at ITA Regional Championships

The women’s tennis team, led by junior Mina Karamercan, continued its fall season at the ITA Regional Championships last weekend at Williams College. Karamercan, seeded fifth in the tournament, progressed all the way to the quarterfinals in the 64-player field, winning her first match 6–0, 6–3 against Trinity sophomore Julia Brogan and her second over Amherst sophomore Jen Chen […]

International Relations Program adds computer science Senior Lecturer Ming Chow as core faculty

Last week, the International Relations (IR) Program welcomed Senior Lecturer Ming Chow from the computer science department, as a core faculty member, meaning that computer science will now have representation among the many departments affiliated with the IR program, according to the Sept. 26 IR newsletter. Additionally, the newsletter announced another three core faculty members from other disciplines: Associate Professor Keith […]

Transfer students navigate housing, academics, social scene

While many Tufts students can trace their time here back to first-year orientation, not all Jumbos started as first-years. Senior Renee LaMarche, sophomore Sophia Ginsburg, junior Gabriella de Maio, sophomore Margaret Edwards, junior Rachel Liu, sophomore Rafa Arms and sophomore Julia Pearl-Schwartz told the Daily about the challenges and joys of entering Tufts as transfer students. First Impressions: Orientation Week During Orientation Week, transfer […]