Katy Tur to headline 2018 Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will host NBC News journalist Katy Tur as its main speaker for the thirteenth annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism on Wednesday, April 11, at noon. The forum, held in conjunction with the Film and Media Studies Program and the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World, is part […]

Bowman sets school record in the mile to lead Jumbos at BU

The Tufts women’s track and field team registered outstanding results at a pair of unscored meets over the weekend: the Gordon Kelly Invitational at MIT on Feb. 10 and the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University on Feb. 9–10. Numerous athletes clocked nationally ranked times and set personal records over the course of the weekend. At the David […]

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ is a forceful fusion of non-fiction, real life

An implicit standard of judgment held against non-fiction films is their faithfulness to the original event. However, a meaningful non-fiction film is not a re-enactment of real life, but rather an analysis of it. When a non-fiction film suggests an understanding of the real-life event, it avoids bland repetition. Non-fiction films should be autonomous creations that […]

University looks to create data science major, expand community health major

Over the past three years the university has taken steps to implement and expand programs in response to student demands. In particular, Tufts plans to implement a new major in data science, according to Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, and is adding resources to the Community Health (CH) major. Qu explained that […]

Tufts Institute of the Environment to launch Master of Science in Sustainable Water Management

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) will be launching a new Master of Science in Sustainable Water Management (SWM) this fall, according to TIE Director Dr. Linda Abriola. According to TIE’s website, students enrolled in this yearlong program can follow one of four program tracks: Water Diplomacy; Water, Food and Energy; Water Infrastructure for Human Development; and […]

A new club for students to learn about blockchain technology, cryptocurrency

Money is not everything, but it is something we can’t do without. Factors like efficiency, practicality and technology have led to an evolving perspective of what can be used for currency: from barter, to coins, to paper money, to gold standards, to its newest form, cryptocurrencies. The new Tufts Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Club, co-founded by juniors Daniel Grichevsky […]

Preview: Attitude is key for women’s swimming and diving at NESCAC Championship

After about half of the Tufts women’s swimming and diving roster closed out its seasons at the Middlebury Invitational on Feb. 2 and 3, the remaining 24 athletes have been tapering and fine-tuning their strokes in preparation for this weekend’s NESCAC Championship. Williams, which will host the event, has won the conference championship in four consecutive years and has a promising chance […]

Op-Ed: If at first you don’t succeed

In his first State of the Union address, President Trump signaled his intent to bring welfare reform back to the forefront of the American policy debate. “We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity,” President Trump proclaimed. This language is familiar. Rhetorical arguments that poverty […]

In ‘Black Mirror’s’ ‘Black Museum,’ black death is a white aphrodisiac

“The over-riding fear is that cultural, ethnic and racial difference will be continually commodified and offered up as new dishes to enhance the white palate – that the Other will be eaten, consumed, and forgotten.” — bell hooks, “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance” (1992). By the end of season four, episode six of “Black Mirror” (2011–), Rolo Haynes […]