Town hall on budget transparency adds to financial conversation

University administrators addressed a crowd of around 100 people at a Budget Transparency Town Hall on Tuesday, hosted by Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and Tufts Student Action (TSA). The event, intended to start a discussion about the Tufts budget as well as current debt in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineeering (AS&E), included an […]

Letter to the Editor

A Community Coalition of Students at Tufts recently petitioned to make the Asian American Center an accessible and welcoming center for students, faculty, staff, and guests. “As long as Start House serves the dual purpose of being a residential hall and a Center,” the petition states, “the Center will remain inaccessible, due to the locked front door, and […]

Crater sets Tufts record as team takes third place at MIT

Fresh out of the pool after placing third at the MIT Invitational, Tufts is set to travel to Wesleyan this weekend for another major meet. The Jumbos competed in Cambridge this past weekend, and the intensity remained high during all three days of the meet. Ultimately, Tufts swam away with an overall team score of 1065, […]

Men’s basketball overcomes struggles and soldiers forward at 4–3

The Jumbos capped off a 2–1 stretch of emotional highs and lows with a last-second win over the Brandeis Judges, punched home by senior captain guard Vincent Pace’s buzzer-beating three-pointer. The shot granted the team a 4–3 record, as well as a third-place finish at the New England Big Four Challenge. The Jumbos’ defensive struggles in this […]

Editorial: Pre-Major Advising does not fully address student needs

The recent class registration period had students scrambling to fill distribution requirements and major prerequisites. Tufts students have the privilege of advising programs that span throughout their undergraduate experience. However, as students take on more ambitious schedules, add majors and minors to their repertoires and change their courses of study, a more comprehensive advising system […]

Citizen Shame: The Citizen Shame Blue(people)s

It’s been a long journey this semester on Citizen Shame. We’ve explored the illuminating canon of films so bad they have not left my mind, but our time is coming to a close. It is with great sadness that I must say goodbye to this weekly exercise of self-reflection and near-physical pain. But where shall […]

Op-Ed: Catholics deserve respect too

Like many of my peers at Tufts, I explore my identity through the multitude of religious and cultural groups on campus. For me, the Italian Club and Catholic Community at Tufts represent two important aspects of who I am. Additionally, I participate in and organize interfaith events on campus. Over the past two and a […]

SMFA Café Express brings new dining options to Fenway campus

Tufts Dining added a new food option on the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts campus, addressing the lack of dining options for Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and five-year Combined Degree BFA+BA/BS  students on the Fenway campus. The SMFA Café Express, opened on Nov. 13, according to Tufts Director of Dining and […]

‘The Divine Order’ is a familial power struggle writ large

From the opening of “The Divine Order,” the rollicking German-language Swiss drama from writer and director Petra Volpe, the family is painted as manufactured. Theresa (Rachel Braunschweig) asks her sister Nora (Marie Leuenberger) to talk some sense into Theresa’s daughter, Hanna (Ella Rumpf). Theresa frames her daughter’s behavior by the gaze, remarking on her daughter’s new nickname: “The Village Bike.” From the outset, the women are […]