Tufts to open 2018 campaign against Hamilton on Saturday

The No. 19 Tufts women’s lacrosse team will kick off its 2018 season on Saturday with a home matchup against its NESCAC rival, No. 13 Hamilton. The team hopes to build momentum for the rest of the season with an opening-day victory, as it did last year against MIT, though it won’t be so easy. In 2017, the Jumbos put up a […]

Jumbo fencers compete at Mount Holyoke, Fairleigh Dickinson

The Tufts women’s fencing team faced a packed schedule over the weekend. The Jumbos competed in back-to-back tournaments on Saturday and Sunday. A day after competing at the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference (NEIFC) Championships at Mount Holyoke College, the Jumbos traveled to the Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) Invitational in Hackensack, N.J., where they competed against six other schools. Tufts won three of […]

How to prepare for the Oscars without watching the movies

March, the most Boston of months, is upon us at last. With midterms, St. Patrick’s Day and spring break all on the horizon, you may have completely forgotten that the 90th Academy Awards are this weekend! What’s that? You haven’t seen any of the best picture nominees because you were too busy crying over the […]

Mental Health Task Force continues to assess student mental health

The Mental Health Task Force, launched in the fall of 2016, is continuing to evaluate and address the state of student mental health across the university by considering student input and evaluating university policies and resources. Starting about four years ago, Tufts saw an increase in the number of students visiting Counseling and Mental Health […]

The Academy is diversifying, but will Sunday’s ceremony reflect that?

Diversity amongst Oscar nominees and the Academy has a murky past. After the past few years of #OscarsSoWhite, it seemed that the Academy took the hint in 2016 when it welcomed 683 potential members, with 46 percent of the invitees being women and 41 percent being people of color. The trend continued this past year, […]

Jumbos kick off season with weekend double-header

The No. 9 Tufts men’s lacrosse team opens its 2018 season with a pair of away games this weekend, traveling to Clinton, N.Y. to face Hamilton at 1 p.m. on Saturday before playing SUNY Cortland the following day at noon. Tufts worked hard in the offseason, and after a successful scrimmage against Babson on Feb. 20, the team feels prepared […]

Trustees change policy for all boards in wake of Scaramucci case

On Jan. 29, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees approved an addition to its policy regarding the removal of a member from a Board of Advisors, according to Tufts’ Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins. “Removal – The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in consultation with the Dean/Program Director, Provost, and Chair on […]

Committee on Student Life examines, considers revisions to Code of Conduct

This semester, the Committee on Student Life (CSL) has commenced a comprehensive analysis and review of student life policies within the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). Committee members are specifically examining the Code of Conduct. The 18 committee members include student-elected undergraduate and graduate representatives, […]

Students shape course offerings as members of the ExCollege Board

Since 1964, the Experimental College (ExCollege) has been an integral part of Tufts’ academic experience. Students have the opportunity to be involved in the ExCollege in plenty of ways. In addition to taking courses, students may become first-year advisors, as well as designing and teaching courses. However, a lesser-known way for students to get involved […]

‘Three Billboards’ hurtles toward Oscar controversy

Coming off its Venice premiere in September (where it received a standing ovation), “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017) received a flurry of early awards season buzz. Critics heaped their initial praise on its timely themes — violence against women, corrupt police and casual small-town racism — its gallows humor and its raw, mesmerizing performances, […]