Rainbow House to get physical building in 2018–2019 academic year

Tufts administrators have committed to provide Rainbow House with a physical building for the 2018–2019 academic year, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Chris Rossi told the Daily in an email. Rossi said that he, LGBT Center Director Hope Freeman, ResLife Associate Director of Residential Education Sarah D’Annolfo and Rainbow House Manager Kenneth Meyerson came to this […]

Men’s tennis competes at MIT Fall Invitational

Tufts competed in MIT’s Fall Invitational on Oct. 13–15, taking on NESCAC rivals and various Div. III teams from the Northeast. The doubles team of senior tri-captain Benjamin Battle and sophomore Zach Shaff made an impressive run, advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Battle and Shaff opened with an 8–5 win over their bracket’s […]

Men’s and women’s crew race in inaugural Hadley Chase Regatta

Both men’s and women’s crew competed at the Hadley Chase, a newly created meet, on Saturday. Hosted by UMass Amherst on the Connecticut River, the regatta featured some tough competition and served as a good way for both teams to prepare for next week’s Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the most famous events […]

More than just stripes: On ‘Mark Rothko: Reflection’ at the MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)’s “Mark Rothko: Reflection” is the institution’s first show dedicated solely to the abstract expressionist. Featuring 11 of Rothko’s works, the exhibition’s curatorial display and the small number of works provide an intimate setting to engage with. A highlight of the show is the work “Thru the Window” (1938), which […]

P.S. …: How to win friends and isolate people

As modernity offers more opportunities to be socially integrated, people have never felt more alone. In 2004, the General Social Survey found that the number of Americans with no close friends has roughly tripled since 1985. Over a quarter of those surveyed reported having “zero” confidants, and the average number of people Americans feel they […]

On the Spot: Why waking up for Liverpool-Man United wasn’t all that bad

Simply looking at the scoreline would probably make you go “huh, what a waste of time.” Bore draw, should have slept in. Not particularly. This was a battle between two managers that knew their opponent’s strengths and were afraid to give anything away. It is easy to criticize Jose Mourinho for “parking the bus” — […]

Op-Ed: On TDC and Mental Illness

Content warning: This article addresses mental illness and mentions suicide and self-harm. We are writing to you as the two choreographers of a Tufts Dance Collective (TDC) dance that touches upon the topic of mental health. Through this piece, we hope to elucidate our intentions and clarify any misunderstandings about our dance. Both of us […]

Eat your heart out: Honey and molasses bread

I often think of breadmaking as an activity reserved for only the most skilled of bakers. Something about the process of working with yeast, making sure the dough is glutinous and the time commitment necessary for the dough to rise seem completely out of the realm of possibility for any busy college student. When I […]

St. Vincent’s ‘MASSEDUCTION’ is sensual, playful, strange

St. Vincent has come a long way from the days she toured with Sufjan Steven’s band. From the charming yet somewhat predictable “Marry Me” (2007) to the amusingly hectic “St. Vincent” (2014), her career has been on an upward trajectory since the beginning, each release gaining more critical and commercial attention. Many even dubbed “St. […]

Expanded Bridge-Year program brings larger student community together

“A couple of years ago we got this idea that maybe there’s a better way to prepare students for college,” Alan Solomont, dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, said at a Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year alumni presentation last Friday. “Maybe [after] a bridge year during which they can go live and work in a […]