Provost David Harris to become president of Union College

Tufts University Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris announced today that he will be leaving Tufts to become the president of Union College in July 2018. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon via the Union College and Tufts University Twitter accounts, a Union College press conference live stream on Facebook and an email sent by […]

‘Black Panther’: Killmonger has a point

“But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” — Ten-Point Program, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. “Black Panther” […]

‘The Insult’ is a compliment to its artists

On a sunny afternoon, two strangers get into a dispute on a Beirut street. Choice words are exchanged, and egos are bruised. Later, when the two men seek to resolve the situation, tensions flare up and their dispute escalates into a fistfight. Straightforward, right? Well, when the parties in question are a Christian Lebanese citizen […]

Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 20

Un oeuf of these fire alarms On Feb. 12 at 9:45 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and the Somerville Fire Department (FD) responded to a fire alarm in the Hodgdon Hall kitchen. The alarm had been set off by someone trying to make hard-boiled eggs in a pan, but TUPD was unable to find […]

Music department to introduce new major ‘Music, Sound, and Culture’

The music department will offer a new major next fall, according to Chairman of the Music Department David Locke. Locke said the creation of the major, “Music, Sound, and Culture,” is part of an effort to adapt the department’s programs to changing student needs. The new major comes as a revision to a previous system […]

New club WE@T celebrates, empowers female-identifying entrepreneurs

Tufts is no stranger to entrepreneurial activity, with the Gordon Institute having an established presence on campus through competitions, academic programs and a venture lab. Yet, there had not been an organization dedicated to promoting female entrepreneurship, until Women Entrepreneurs at Tufts (WE@T) was founded earlier this semester by sophomores Chloe Amouyal and Lea Pensoy to […]

Jumbos suffer early exit from NESCAC tournament

The Tufts men’s basketball team suffered a potential season-ending loss on Saturday at Hamilton in the first round of the conference tournament. The 91–82 defeat makes it unlikely that the Jumbos will receive a bid to the NCAA tournament. If they don’t get a bid, the Jumbos will end the year with a 17–8 record overall and […]

Tufts dispatches Conn. College, advances to NESCAC semifinals

The Tufts women’s basketball team’s offensive production was on display on Saturday, as it saw off Conn. College for the second time in three weeks, defeating the visitors 85–48 in the first round of the NESCAC tournament. The 85 points that third-seeded Tufts put up on Saturday afternoon was its highest tally since defeating University of New […]

TCU Senate votes to provide funding for late night dining, student groups

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to provide committee updates and hear several funding requests. TCU President Benya Kraus opened the meeting, sharing an update on the ongoing special election cycle. Kraus said the candidates’ forum will take place tonight at 8 p.m. in Braker 001. Kraus said the […]

ICA’s ‘Art in the Age of the Internet’ exhibit overwhelms, impresses

“Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today,” an exhibit three years in the making, formally opened up to the public on Feb. 7 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in the Seaport district. Upon opening, the exhibition sent shock waves throughout the art community of Boston with its unique approach to a topic as […]