Super Arts Saturday invites children to learn about art, hear Tufts Wind Ensemble

If you walked past the Granoff Music Center last Saturday, you probably saw clusters of children and families with blue folders and maps of the music center. That’s because last weekend, several Tufts arts organizations came together for Super Arts Saturday, an event for children to learn about the arts through a concert and other arts-focused activities.  According […]

Sarah Booth takes helm of Tufts research center on aging

Tufts selected Sarah Booth to direct the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts after serving as interim director since October 2016 and researching at the center for 25 years, according to an email message sent to the Tufts community by the Tufts Office of the President on Feb. 13. Booth succeeds Simin Meydani, who […]

Question-and-Answer: Alderman-at-Large Will Mbah on immigrant story, goals for Somerville

Will Mbah, an immigrant from Cameroon, was elected as Somerville Alderman-at-Large in November 2017. He campaigned on the promise that he would help ensure the welfare of the people of Somerville, in part by increasing affordable housing and responsible development. The Daily recently sat down with Mbah to discuss his motivations for serving on the Board of […]

Jumbos win first-ever NESCAC Championship, set 13 programs records at Bowdoin

In the late hours of Sunday night in Brunswick, Maine, the Tufts men’s swimming and diving team finally ascended the mountain of the NESCAC Championships, winning its first conference title in program history. In doing so, Tufts halted Williams’ 15-year reign atop the NESCAC. The former champions finished second in an intense three-team race that went down […]

Tufts comes up just short in NESCAC Championship game for third straight year

The Tufts women’s basketball team continued its run through the NESCAC tournament over the weekend. On Saturday, Tufts defeated Bowdoin to advance to its fifth straight NESCAC Championship game the following day, where it fell just short in a low-scoring contest to a familiar foe: Amherst. The Mammoths and Jumbos have met in the conference championship in four of the last five […]

Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 26

A picture is worth $500 On Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a call from a Tufts affiliate that explicit images of the person were being held for ransom by a woman in the Philippines. The affiliate had been video chatting with the female, who then demanded $500 from the […]

‘Annihilation’ creates a distinctly unnerving experience despite faltering plot

“Annihilation” (2018) is a strange movie. That should not immediately surprise viewers, considering director Alex Garland’s previous directorial project was “Ex Machina” (2015), a science-fiction feature that emphasized the disturbing ways artificial intelligence might one day interact with humankind. However, “Annihilation,” based on Jeff VanderMeer’s book of the same name, is much, much weirder than “Ex […]

First-year dorms Houston, Miller to undergo renovations in summer 2018

Houston and Miller Halls are scheduled to undergo complete renovation this summer, according to a statement composed of comments from Vice President for Operations Barbara Stein, Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins, Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, Communications Specialist Mickey Toogood, Associate Director of Housing Operations Matthew Austin, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Christopher […]

Editorial: Arts and Sciences should lessen the language requirement

Learning a language can be a transformative experience and open doors for cultural diffusion and awareness. The language departments at Tufts are exceptional, with professors constantly pushing for students to gain a greater understanding of diverse perspectives. However, Tufts should consider lessening the language requirement for the School of Arts and Sciences. There is no doubt that […]

Weidner’s Words: NCAA: Pay to play

The past weekend created a stir in the college sports world after Yahoo Sports reported on Friday that the FBI, as a part of its ongoing probe into NCAA corruption, has documents detailing specific amounts of money paid to college basketball players by many different programs. Yahoo could not say how it obtained the documents, but they […]