TCU Senate holds first regular meeting of the semester

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to provide committee updates, generate project ideas and announce various policy changes and the upcoming senate events. TCU President Benya Kraus started the meeting, sharing a new timeline with the body for the special election to fill up seven open seats on the senate. Kraus, […]

Men’s squash builds momentum with successful January play

Like many other fortunate Jumbos, the No. 28 Tufts men’s squash team escaped the frigid temperatures of Massachusetts during winter break, traveling to Palo Alto, Calif. for a training trip at Stanford University.  By going 3–3 in January play so far, the squad has jumped to 6–5 overall, positioning itself nicely for a late-season push to […]

Op-Ed: 2020 is around the corner, Democrats need a driver

With midterm elections at the end of this year, it seems that the common rhetoric revolves around the idea that Democrats will be able to, and are going to, sweep open seats across districts and states. Of course, with a recently substantial list of election victories, the conclusion that 2018 is the Republican Party’s worst […]

Jumbos post 3–2 record through difficult stretch

The Tufts women’s squash team began the new year training at the Stanford University facilities in Palo Alto, Calif. The Jumbos spent ten days at Stanford leading up to their first match of 2018 against the Cardinal. The trip provided an opportunity for the team to hone its skills on the court, and it also allowed for time to become […]

Capen Village plans approved, development on schedule

Plans for Capen Village, a cluster of houses owned by Tufts that will be available as housing options for juniors and seniors starting next fall, will continue on schedule after approval by the Medford Zoning Board of Appeals on Jan. 11, according to Associate Director of Housing Operations Matt Austin. Karla Chaffee, a member of the Medford Zoning […]

Tufts Career Center holds first-ever sophomore career conference

The first-ever sophomore career conference, organized by the Tufts Career Center, was held on Jan. 16 and 17 at the Medford/Somerville campus. Lasting a day and a half in total, the conference consisted of a welcome dinner, breakout sessions, an internship networking fair and a closing reception. The event was held at 51 Winthrop Street as well as Anderson […]

Jumbos asphyxiate Bobcats for fifth straight win

After a taut first quarter, the No. 8 Tufts Jumbos (16–2) besieged the Bates Bobcats (7–12) to earn a 67–28 victory at Alumni Gymnasium in Lewiston, Maine. The opening 10 minutes suggested a competitive contest to come. Junior forward Katie Martensen contributed the Jumbos’ first six points, starting with a jump shot at the 8:52 mark. […]

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’ is a ghost in disguise

On its surface, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” (2017) is an elegant, sumptuous period piece, one that promises to envelop you in the distant world of a high-society designer in post-War London. From Mark Bridges’ couture costume design to Jonny Greenwood’s lush orchestral score, the film’s basic elements add up to something that looks familiar: a […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Jan. 22

MONDAY Tufts University Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium Details: Tufts University is hosting its annual conference to commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community activists and historians will discuss his legacy and relevance in the present moment. There will be dinner and a keynote lecture. Where and when: Breed Memorial Hall, […]