Tufts responds to UN climate change conference

In tandem with the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23), hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Bonn, Germany, from Nov. 6–17, Tufts students have recently organized many initiatives to raise awareness about environmental concerns.  Tufts was present at COP23 this year, undergraduate representative and sophomore Paul Henjes said. Representatives and several undergraduates interested in social […]

Ice hockey opens season with doubleheader against Trinity, Wesleyan

The Jumbos took to the road for their season opener on Nov. 17 against their rivals, the Trinity Bantams, before travelling to take on Wesleyan on Saturday. The Jumbos fell 5–1 to the Bantams, but they did not allow the loss to affect their play versus the Cardinals. Tufts tied Wesleyan 3–3 in overtime, with two first-years scoring their […]

Women’s basketball stampedes to opening tournament victories

The No. 1 Tufts women’s basketball team (2–0) won the Tufts University Tip-Off Tournament with victories over the Roger Williams Hawks (2–1) and the Regis Pride (0–2). In Saturday’s tournament final, the Jumbos humbled the Pride in a 81–41 win for the Brown and Blue. Tufts scored 21 of the game’s first 25 points, and […]

Men’s soccer season ends after conceding second goal of the season

The No. 3 Jumbos’ season ended in the 109th minute of play against the No. 19 Brandeis Judges this weekend, when senior forward Patrick Flahive capitalized on a poorly cleared ball, scoring from 30 yards out. Tufts played Sunday thanks to its shootout victory over No. 23 Johns Hopkins the previous day. Hosting the Blue Jays at Bello Field […]

Men’s basketball kicks off its season by splitting the Lopata Classic

The No. 6 Jumbos kicked off their season in St. Louis, Mo., as they participated in the Lopata Classic. The team battled the Webster Gorloks (1–1) and the Washington University Bears (2–0) in the span of two days, leaving Missouri with both a win and a loss. In the championship of the Lopata Classic against No. 9 […]

The Equalizer: On another sorry state of U.S. Soccer

From a young age, elite soccer players in the United States are told that they are being prepared for college soccer — theoretically the next phase of their pre-professional playing careers. I’ve seen this pattern first hand: ever since my club team entered high school, the focus was always being scouted by a college coach at […]

‘The Hungry Woman’ cast reflects on goal to captivate, challenge Tufts community

Tufts’ student theatre organization 3Ps presented “The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea” (1995), a play written by queer Chicana playwright Cherríe Moraga, from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18. Moraga’s play reimagines the ancient Greek myth of Medea and complicates contemporary social issues through a lens of queer Chicana narrative and Aztec lore. Following a revolution […]

Geology students launch Tufts Geological Society

A group of Tufts University geological sciences majors last month launched the Tufts University Geological Society (TUGS), the university’s newest official group associated with a science major. Fatima Niazy, Matt Barickman and Jacob Marsh, all seniors, co-founded the club with Andrew Feder, a junior. Niazy and Barickman said that they felt that a society could help expand the reach of what […]

Students show support for Melissa Baptista at Saturday game

During the women’s basketball game against Regis College on Saturday, a group of students and alumni gathered to cheer on senior forward Melissa Baptista. Latino Center Director Julián Cancino brought the group together on Saturday at Bolles House. “Tufts Latino Center supports Latinx students and their passions—be it computer science, theater, or basketball,” Cancino told […]

Fletcher hosts third conference on gender and international affairs

On Nov. 17 and 18, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy hosted its third annual Conference on Gender and International Affairs, entitled “Money, Power and Influence: The Gendered Dimensions of Geopolitics.” Through five panel discussions,a breakout session, keynote and film screening the conference explored inclusivity and addressed intersectionality in international relations, nuclear security, data collection, […]