Janitor Anita Posadas forced to leave work after injury on the job

Anita Posadas, a janitor who has worked at Tufts for 20 years, said she suffered a fall on the job in March and tore a muscle in her left shoulder. Posadas, whose statements were translated from Spanish to English by her granddaughter Ana Castaneda, said that she has not received adequate workers’ compensation for her injury […]


Men’s soccer progresses to NESCAC semifinals for the first time since 2012

Though the Jumbos have two national championship titles under their belts since 2014, they have not repeated the same success in the NESCAC tournament. Saturday marked the first time since 2012 that the Jumbos have won a NESCAC quarterfinal matchup to move forward to the semifinals. Tufts hosted the eighth-seeded Bates Bobcats on Saturday under sunny […]


Editorial: Anita Posadas’ mistreatment represents glaring failure of university

The testimony of Anita Posadas will shock many on this campus. The underlying message of her testimony, however, is that she is only an anecdote of a larger unpleasant narrative. Over the last few years, the restructuring of janitorial services has reduced the number of staff cleaning individual buildings and led to overwork. In December 2015, former Tufts janitor […]


Lebanese indie band Mashrou’ Leila shows politics can be sexy at Cambridge gig

The line outside The Sinclair on Sunday, Oct. 22 was almost unprecedented for the relatively small venue. Those in the crowd were mostly college students, and they spoke in several languages including English, Arabic, French and Turkish. Although the headliner, Mashrou’ Leila, isn’t very popular in the United States, the band has gained cult status among the Middle […]


TCU town hall discusses developments on Capen Village

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held a town hall on Monday night to discuss plans for the upcoming Capen Village, a cluster of houses owned by Tufts that will be available as housing options for juniors and seniors starting next fall. The Brown & Blueprint Initiative, a series of listening sessions to help Senate learn more about spacial inequalities, […]


Men’s crew puts on strong performance at Head of the Fish despite unfavorable conditions

The Tufts men’s crew team competed at the Head of the Fish in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Saturday. The rowing conditions proved to be a challenge for the Jumbos, with larger waves and strong winds picking up in the afternoon. Despite the unruly weather, the team still finished the day with four victories and an overall successful […]


Op-Ed: Religious literacy is an integral part of international relations

If over 80 percent of the world identifies with a religion, why do government and business leaders often lack an understanding of its impact on society? Certainly, there are good reasons for why this is the case. Since most secular constitutions guarantee a government that is free of church influence, it is easier to ignore […]


New Tisch initiative explores social-emotional learning in the Tufts classroom

Emotions are often hidden away from the college classroom, even when discussing emotionally charged or sensitive topics. A new Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life initiative, funded by alumnus David T. Zussman (A ’53) and his family through the Zussman Fund for Social and Emotional Learning, aims to change that. The fund will work with faculty […]


‘Blade of the Immortal’ an unfinished revisit of bushido

Ever since Hollywood Kung Fu stars such as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan burst onto the scene in the 1970s, East Asian martial arts has been a novel source of the super-heroism celebrated by contemporary action films. While these films popularize the significance of physical forms in traditional martial arts, their focus on visual gratification leaves […]


Cross country: Jumbos earn third and sixth in NESCAC Championship meet

The annual Cross Country NESCAC Championship took place on Oct. 28 at Pineland Farms in Gray, Maine. Pineland Farm does not raise elephants; otherwise there would have been loud cheers for the Jumbos. But the Jumbos had a great time running alongside farm animals: the men’s team finished in sixth place out of 11 teams overall, and the […]


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