Dewick begins opening earlier to accommodate SMFA students’ schedules

Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center began opening half an hour earlier on Feb. 19, opening doors at 7:30 a.m. rather than 8 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. According to the Tufts Dining Facebook page, this change was implemented to accommodate School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) students taking the shuttle in the morning and was brought about as a […]

‘The Party’ is not lit

“The Party” (2017), released in the United States on Feb. 16, had potential. Affairs, death, politics, cocaine and the ultimate Chekhov’s gun — the makings of an epic political comedy in a one-act dinner party setting — are all there. Unfortunately, the politics and humor fall flat. Directed by Sally Potter, “The Party” centers on Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas), and the […]

Police Briefs — Week of March 5

Don’t bug me On Feb. 28 at 10:17 a.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and the Medford Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) at 200 College Ave. An overactive humidifier in a lab housing insects had triggered the fire alarm. Medford FD reset the fire alarm. No insects were […]

International Club’s Parade of Nations celebrates international culture, community members

Members of International Club held their annual Parade of Nations event in Cohen Auditorium last Saturday evening, March 3. After months of hard work — planning outreach, filming promotional videos, organizing logistics and communicating with the International Center — club members, performers and audiences came together for a show that celebrated international culture and community at […]

Jumbos begin season with commanding win over NESCAC rival

The Tufts women’s lacrosse team (1–0) opened its 2018 season with a bang on Saturday, dominating then-13th-ranked Hamilton (0–1) with a score of 17–4. Tufts junior attacker Dakota Adamec led the way, scoring eight goals, tied for a program record. Though Hamilton grabbed the first score of the game on a shot by first-year attacker Julia Rowland only 2:26 […]

Op-Ed: Pursuing economics: A call for active engagement

A recent article discussed the scarcity of women in the economics department and the comparatively good female faculty representation at Tufts. The article stated that the conceptual demands of the discipline cause significant attrition. Although the presence of female faculty is undoubtedly a strength of the department, this characterization fails to advocate for what is […]

Idelson and Chong dive into steep competition at NCAA Qualifier

This weekend, first-year Amber Chong and senior Aaron Idelson competed for Tufts at the NCAA Zone Diving Qualifier at Middlebury College. Both athletes performed 11-dive routines at both the one-meter height — held on Friday for the men and Saturday for the women — and the three-meter height (Saturday for the men and Friday for the women). The top […]

Behind the scenes: Preparing the campus for snow

The scene is a classic one: reports of a storm on the horizon. Mumbled hopes of a possible snow day. Dreams of sledding the day away on the President’s Lawn. While the snow falls and Jumbos sleep, a flurry of activity occurs, both seen and unseen. According to Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire, a […]

University hosts open forum on race, representation in Alumnae Lounge murals

Yesterday evening, the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) and the Tufts University Art Galleries co-presented an open forum concerning the murals in Alumnae Lounge. According to speakers at the event, the future of the murals, which fail to depict any persons of racially marginalized communities, has been an ongoing topic of debate. […]

Looking Out: Land Reform

For decades, one of the main policy priorities of leftists across the globe was land reform. Land was the principal mean of production, and agriculture the critical sector. It has fed a country, employed its people, drove its exports and, because of cotton, even formed the backbone of textile-driven industrialization. As left-wing parties campaigned in […]