Events on the Hill: Week of 10/10/17

TUESDAY “Is an Inclusive Economy Possible?” Details: A panel will discuss the future of building an inclusive economy as the workplace becomes increasingly automated and income inequality worsens. The panel includes leaders from governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and private-sector companies. When and Where: 5:30 p.m–8 p.m., Sackler 114, 145 Harrison Ave., Boston “Common Reading Book […]

Letter to the Editor

My compliments to Hannah Uebele for her excellent report of Zohra Drif’s talk at the Fares Center on Wednesday (Tufts Daily, Oct. 5). However, she raises the question of the FLN’s resort to bomb attacks and Mme. Drif’s own role in this and the fact that this was not discussed. I wish to make clear that there was […]

New IGL Director explains his goal for the program

It is easy to walk past The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) on Packard Avenue without realizing what it is. However, this small, quaint building is home to over 20 programs and initiatives that teach students  to use innovative problem solving to tackle complex world issues.  Now, the new IGL Director Abi Williams, who began his role on July […]

Is This Thing On? Spotify vs. Apple

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I am very passionate about one argument: Spotify vs. Apple Music. In economics, we often talk about substitutes, or completely interchangeable products. At face value, that’s what they are. Spotify and Apple offer almost identical music-streaming services. The pricing tiers, the music available, the features… so why […]

Letter to the Editor

If the part-time lecturers’ one-day walkout happens next Wednesday, October 11, I will not cross the picket line. I encourage all faculty to do the same. Part-time lecturers are paid by the piece: $7,300 per course base salary. For some, one course is all the work they can get. Right now, the administration is proposing […]

Artist to watch: JADE

For 20-year-old Los Angeles-based musician Jade Pedrizet, songwriting is not just a craft, it’s a life’s work. Enjoying the August release of her debut EP “PINK” (2017), Pedrizet, who performs under the moniker JADE, recalls the genesis of her life’s work as a youth in Phoenix, Ariz. “When I was a little kid, my friends […]

Bored & Confused: Why some people sleep easily, and others don’t

If you’re like me, you likely need total darkness and quiet to get a good night’s sleep. Even then, it’ll take over an hour of lying in bed, pretending to sleep, before you actually fall asleep. If you’re like me, you also envy those who can fall asleep at a moment’s notice, seemingly by command. […]

TCU Senate approves funding requests, discusses potential projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Monday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss funding requests and some ideas for new projects. TCU President Benya Kraus opened the meeting, mentioning that the Indigenous People’s Day Celebration held prior to the meeting was the result of Senate efforts. Kraus also announced that Associate Director of […]

Editorial: Part-time lecturers deserve better contract

We all know that a Tufts University diploma is an exorbitantly priced piece of paper. Somewhere along the line, we have decided to justify steep tuitions and forthcoming debt with the notion that it will all be worthwhile. We will graduate with a sterling education, coated with wisdom passed down from prudent professors. But if professors are so […]