Debt, financial challenges strike Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering budget

According to the Budget Overview for 2017, the shared budget of the Schools of Art and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) must pay off $10 million in outstanding debt this year as part of its annual payment of debt and interest against a total of $161 million in outstanding debt. This has been issued to the school over time to support […]

President of Croatia advocates integration with European Union

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, spoke about her multi-dimensional approach to foreign policy in front of a full crowd at ASEAN Auditorium on Monday night. Her talk was part of the Charles Francis Adams Lecture series. The Republic of Croatia suffered internal turmoil in the 1990s as the result of a destructive […]

Op-Ed: Let’s talk about the ‘Greedy administrators’

Content warning: This op-ed mentions sexual assault. When Reagan started his crusade against welfare, he referred to Linda Taylor, his example of all that was wrong about government assistance programs. He propped her up as an example of “welfare queens” in low-income neighborhoods, who were supposedly collecting tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of dollars in […]

St. Vincent stuns the House of Blues with heartfelt performance

On Thursday Nov. 30, the enthusiasm for the Boston leg of St. Vincent’s “Fear the Future” tour was palpable in Fenway. Fans fervidly lined up around the block outside The House of Blues, as some gave in to the temptations of a hot dog stand for second dinner. The venue was brimming with guests of all […]

Is This Thing On?: What we talk about when we talk about music

Content warning: This column mentions sexual assault. For my last column of the semester, I have to tackle a topic that is being discussed in all areas — on the hill, on the big screen, even in academia. Yes, I’m going to get in a fight with rap music and the harassing culture it perpetuates toward women. […]

Ice hockey: Tufts battles undefeated Williams, shut-out by Middlebury in frustrating losses

This past weekend, the Tufts hockey team competed against two other NESCAC teams on its home ice. Tufts faced off against Williams College on Friday and then hosted Middlebury College on Saturday. Although the Jumbos lost both games, they still felt they improved as a team. “Any time we have two NESCAC teams coming to play at Tufts, we […]

Polykhroma’s latest show ‘Intervals,’ a recession into thoughtfulness

According to the Chinese proverb “the spectator sees the game better than the players,” one may only critically reflect on certain situations from a distance. Therefore, people’s constant, voluntary disassociations from and re-evaluations of their natural states of being are crucial catalysts for dissidence and change. To put it in the language of “Intervals,” the sixth Polykhroma […]

Women’s squash dominates the beginning of the season with 6-1 record

The No. 19 Jumbos are off to an impressive start this season, going 6–1 in their first seven matches. On Saturday Dec. 2, Tufts played its first matches after a well-deserved Thanksgiving break. The team traveled to Middletown, Conn. to face William Smith and Wesleyan. Tufts played No. 21 Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon immediately after […]

Letter to the Editor

This past semester, the members of the Tufts Zamboni magazine compiled and published an issue under the theme “Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquissisue.” The theme was chosen by the group as a whole, and modelled after a joke in the television series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, produced by the British comedy group Monty Python in 1970. Following how the Zamboni develops […]