Campus comedy groups creatively approach Tufts political climate

As Craig Drennan and Jess Silverman, now co-editors-in-chief of Tufts’ comedy magazine The Zamboni, watched the election unfold in horror on Nov. 8, 2016, they decided they had to come to terms with what they had just seen in the best way they knew: with their unique brand of absurd comedy. “By 2 p.m. the next day, […]

Jumbos look to establish themselves in NESCAC, nationally

The very first race of the 2017–18 Tufts swimming and diving season will take place on Saturday, when the No. 11 Jumbos host the No. 21 Coast Guard Bears (3–0). After a period of rests and preseason practices, Tufts’ swimmers and divers are ready for a months-long campaign that climaxes with the NCAA Div. III National Championships on March 21–24, […]

ResLife to bring a series of renovations to expand on-campus housing options

Adding to the recent changes in the housing lottery process, the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) plans to make a series of changes and renovations to the existing housing units on campus to maximize their utility and to provide a better living experience, according to Matt Austin, associate director for housing operations in ResLife. Austin said there will […]

Ice hockey looks to build on .500 season in coach Norton’s third year

Tufts men’s ice hockey had an up and down season last year, averaging a .500 win percentage and going 11–11–3 overall on the season. The Jumbos finished sixth in the NESCAC with a conference record of 9–8–1 and advanced to the NESCAC quarterfinals, but look to improve upon their 2016–2017 performance. “The team’s goals are pretty simple,” coach Pat Norton […]

ASAP and BARCC discuss future plans, resources, #MeToo campaign

Content warning: this article mentions sexual assault High-profile cases and allegations have brought the issue of sexual assault to the forefront of the national media. But on college campuses, the issue of sexual assault is one that both on- and off-campus groups around Tufts have been tackling for decades. Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) […]

“Miracle men”: Tufts football’s improbable 1917 win over Dartmouth

Tufts College entered the 1917 football season without its head coach, Dr. Charles “Doc” Whelan. A former Dartmouth player, Whelan had already assembled a cumulative record of 48–38–4 in Medford, including five consecutive winning seasons. Whelan introduced a number of innovations to the game of football while at Tufts, including the Minnesota Shift in 1912 […]

Tufts Capital Projects plans new accessible housing

Accessibility changes are coming to Tufts housing, specifically in Houston, Miller and Stratton Halls, according to Director of Capital Projects Gretchen Von Grossman. According to Von Grossman, every project in a campus building requires code compliance, including accessibility. Tufts has a university-wide five-year Capital Plan, which includes renovations to these three dorms, she said. “Generally, […]

Women’s squash set up for a successful season

A reinvigorated Tufts women’s squash team will be looking to dominate the courts this winter after it had one of its most successful seasons ever last year. Armed with a new coach, Joe Raho, and excited young players, the Jumbos are poised to build on the success of their 2016–17 season, in which they jumped out […]