Water-quality investigation finds safe levels of lead

No dangerous lead quantities are present in any of the residential buildings tested for water quality, according to a message set to be sent out to the Tufts community Friday morning by Tufts Vice President for Operations Barbara Stein and Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. This update comes as a follow-up to the email Stein and McMahon sent out to […]


After 50 years, The Shaggs’ unique sound still resonates

It’s been 50 years since 1968, the year that “shattered America.” While the Vietnam War raged on, racial tensions reached new highs with assassinations of major public figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy and Cold War anxieties loomed, music nonetheless undertook its own innovations. The Beatles went to Rishikesh and Jimi Hendrix released “Electric Ladyland.” In the […]


Tufts Police Chief travels to Israel for counterterrorism seminar

On Dec. 3, Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire, who oversees the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) as well as the Department of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES), traveled to Israel for a nine-day National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS) along with a delegation of Massachusetts police officials, including: Somerville Police Chief David Fallon; officials from Boston University […]


With ‘Black Lightning,’ The CW enters new territory

Although The CW is home to a large variety of television programs, from historical drama to high school mystery, it is perhaps best known for its growing collection of superhero shows, most notably “Arrow” (2012–) and “The Flash” (2014–). Because these shows exist in the same universe (the “Arrowverse,” as fans affectionately call it), someone who mainly watches “Arrow” can watch […]


Despite strong start, Jumbos fall to Trinity and Wesleyan

Coming off impressive wins over Amherst and Hamilton, the Tufts men’s hockey team rode a wave of momentum into one of its toughest NESCAC back-to-backs all year. On Friday, the Jumbos faced off against the Trinity Bantams (10–3–2), before taking on the Wesleyan Cardinals (9–4–3) the following day. Despite strong showings from the Jumbos early in both games, they weren’t able to seal […]


Women’s track and field kicks off indoor season with encouraging performances

Over the last few weeks, the women’s track and field team has sprung strongly into the indoor season, coming in second at the Bowdoin Invitational in Brunswick, Maine. Tufts scored 127 points, while first-place MIT earned 212. Bowdoin came in third with 102, followed by Southern Maine (78) and Merrimack (59). At the Tufts Invitational on […]


‘The Final Year’ effectively wraps up Obama’s foreign policy legacy

Throughout most of Greg Barker’s “The Final Year” (2017), a documentary tracking President Obama’s foreign policy team during the last twelve months of the administration, the ongoing presidential election is largely relegated to the background. President Donald Trump’s nomination at the Republican National Convention is only briefly glimpsed on a West Wing TV, while a secretary […]


Jumbos rebound from loss to Bates with win against Lesley

The Tufts men’s basketball team, ranked third in the Northeast region, split its last two games, pushing its overall record to 13–5 (3–2 NESCAC). Tufts suffered a disheartening home loss to Bates on Saturday, then responded with a dominant road win over Lesley two days later. The resilience and grit which the Jumbos have displayed all season, through […]


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