Editorial: Sackler exposé brings Tufts to the hot seat

A recent Esquire exposé that rocked the Internet revealed the Tufts’ Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences has indirectly profited from thousands of opioid-induced deaths. The Sackler family, champions of art and philanthropy, are also behind the success of OxyContin, a leading painkiller that is over-prescribed, sold on a mass scale and one of the most […]


Football: Second-half comeback falls just short against Amherst

Only during Halloween weekend could the Jumbos’ hopes be bloodied, resurrected and laid back to rest in the span of three seconds. Visiting Amherst led by 11 points, 31–20, when Tufts scored a touchdown with just over a minute remaining. However, a failed two-point conversion meant Tufts needed a touchdown to win. First-year placekicker Matthew Alswanger kicked onsides […]


Current, former employees raise concerns about working environment in Carmichael Dining Center 

Earlier this month, Linda Furgala, a former Carmichael Dining Center employee who was fired and then reinstated two days later by Tufts Dining in April of this year, left her position. Furgala, along with other current and former employees of Carmichael, have raised concerns about workplace environment and poor management. Furgala explained that she resigned as a result […]


Interfaith discussion group moves toward social action

Conversation Action Faith and Education (CAFE) is undergoing reorganization this semester, in the hope of increasing its membership and activism. The most immediately noticeable move planned by the group is a change of their name, swapping CAFE for COFFEE, Community OF Faith Exploration and Engagement, according to CAFE co-president Ann-Marie Lee. She said the name change […]


Teen militias? Yes, says ‘Riverdale’

At last, the “Riverdale” (2017–) we know and pretend not to love is back. Only retrospection revealed that a lot actually happened in “Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods,” because while watching it, it seemed like these kids were just running around doing nothing at all. The episode’s camp, reminiscent of season 1, made it easy to forget […]


Season two of ‘Stranger Things’: Barb, Eggos, the Upside Down

Spoiler alert: This article contains plot information from the recently released  season of “Stranger Things.” Almost a year has passed since Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) defeated the Demogorgon, and the small town of Hawkins, Indiana is peaceful and quiet once again. Or so it seems. What everyone’s favorite TV kids are about to discover will […]


The Weekly Chirp: To mock a mockingbird

The undergraduate experience brings numerous changes to a student’s life, like living away from home and having a beer for the first time upon reaching the appropriate legal age. A perhaps less conspicuous change that occurs throughout our college years is an alteration in our verbal vocabulary. Coming from many places, college students bring a […]


TCU Senate discusses progress of ongoing projects, hears funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss ongoing projects and hear supplementary funding requests. TCU President Benya Kraus started the meeting, encouraging the body to attend the Senate Town Hall taking place tonight at 7 p.m. in Alumnae Lounge, to discuss spatial inequality and the Capen Village upperclassman […]


‘House of Cards’ creator Michael Dobbs talks Tufts, politics, inspirations

Michael Dobbs, author and executive producer of “House of Cards” (2013–), spoke at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life on Oct. 25. He graduated from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1977 with an M.A., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D in nuclear defense studies. At the event, Dobbs discussed his […]


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