Faculty, graduate students discuss scarcity of women in economics department

There are fewer women than men among both professors and students in the economics department at Tufts, according to Professor Dan Richards, chair of the Department of Economics. Richards told the Daily in an email that 35 percent of undergraduates majoring in economics or quantitative economics at Tufts are women. On Feb. 2, The New York Times […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ recap: Snatch game, soupermodels, more

There are five queens left, and with Chi Chi and Aja gone, the competition is revving up fast. It’s time to start our engines and dive into another recap of episodes 4 and 5 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” (2012–)! Noteworthy Moments Snatch Game: Everyone’s favorite challenge came back, and this season the results were, well, all right. […]

Nutritionists Knudsen and Clark piece together dietary puzzle for Tufts athletics

Among Tufts’ graduate schools, often overshadowed by the Tufts School of Medicine and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is the lesser-known gem that is the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Ranked second in the nation and fourth in the world for Nutrition and Dietetics by the Center for World University Rankings, the Friedman School is staffed by respected […]

Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’ collapses under brilliance of its premise

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel,” begins William Gibson’s seminal dystopic science-fiction novel “Neuromancer” (1984). Set around 2035, the novel imagines a grimy, “cyber-punk” future where hyper-advanced technology has done nothing to rectify social ills and where protagonists lead lives filled with drugs, cybercrime and all-too-real violence. […]

Women’s Center discusses bodies, sexuality in annual symposium

The Women’s Center hosted staff, professors and students on Friday for its 2018 Symposium on Gender and Culture. The symposium’s theme, “Metaphors of the Body,” explored the body’s role as an analogy for larger, universal forces. “I was thinking about … how our bodies carry historic trauma and how we carry the impacts of larger forces like […]

Jumbos’ season ends in first round of NESCAC tournament with loss to Bantams

On Saturday, the Tufts men’s hockey team traveled to Hartford, Conn. to take on Trinity in the first round of the NESCAC tournament. The defending NESCAC champion Bantams defeated the Jumbos in a 2–0 shutout, improving their record to 18–5–2 and putting an end to the visitors’ season. Trinity holds the top seed in the conference tournament and is ranked eighth in the […]

After gun magazine clip discovery, Medford School Committee discusses school security, closes school today

A gun magazine clip found in an auditorium at the McGlynn Elementary and Middle School in Medford went unreported to the police by Medford Superintendent of Schools Roy Belson for close to seven weeks, according to a story in the Medford Transcript. A cleaning company discovered the clip, containing three or four bullets, under a seat at the […]

TCU Senate shares updates from JumboVote, hears funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear a presentation by JumboVote, table a supplementary funding appeal, approve supplementary funding requests and hear committee updates. After brief introductions from the newly elected Class of 2020 Senators Danny Cashman and Alexa Weinstein, and First Generation Community Senator Alejandro Baez, […]

Op-Ed: Democrats need to ignore the conspiracies and make gun control their issue

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is still creating waves, and that’s a good thing. Prior to Parkland’s mass shooting on Feb. 14, it felt like Americans were desensitized to mass shootings and school shootings. A shooting would happen, politicians would provide their thoughts and prayers, and there would be online outrage. Give it […]