Asian, Asian-American cultural groups balance interest, identity

There are currently 10 Asian and Asian-American culture and interest groups on campus that are recognized by the Tufts Community Union, a number of which meet regularly as part of the Pan Asian Council, according to the Asian American Center’s website. These groups strive to provide communities for students of different backgrounds who identify as […]

Tufts tells applicants to feel free to protest Parkland shooting

Since the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., high school spurred protests from high school students nationwide, Tufts has joined other colleges and universities in quelling applicants’ fears that protesting firearm policies might be met with repercussions from admissions departments. In a Feb. 23 blog post on the Tufts Admissions website, Karen Richardson, dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management, […]

Fletcher hosts former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin for Issam Fares Lecture

The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy welcomed former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin as the speaker of this year’s Issam M. Fares Lecture. Villepin spoke on the prompt, “Can we still save the two-state solution?” Addressing close to 200 people in Cohen Auditorium, Villepin advocated for increased global […]

R.E.A.L. Talk: No guarantee

Each R.E.A.L. student is different and each story is unique. I recently had the chance to speak with Rachel Fridman about her story. Rachel is in her third semester at Tufts as a political science major. She moved to Massachusetts from Florida and currently lives off campus in Medford. But like most stories from R.E.A.L. […]

The singles bar: Spring Break edition

With break right around the corner, check out some of this season’s biggest releases that will be the perfect soundtrack for the week off! “Top Off” — DJ Khaled featuring Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé In perhaps what was one of 2017’s most unlikely turn of events, DJ Khaled finally became a star. After 10 studio albums, the […]

Postgame Press: Underdogs in March

We all know that fantastically cheery song that goes: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Now, most people think of that song and associate it with Christmas, but for me and many of my friends, we think of the beginning of spring. March Madness is just around the corner and, wow, I can already […]

Biomedical engineering department to vote on new co-op program

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Tufts is creating a co-op program for undergraduates, with the first co-op placements offered as soon as next spring. According to Qiaobing Xu, an associate professor of BME, the program will allow students to participate in full-time paid job placements for six months during the school year. Xu said […]

Oscars 2018 celebrate diversity, but can’t let go of the past

Following 2017’s Best Picture mix-up and a year of public revelations about sexual assault in Hollywood, Sunday’s Oscars ceremony was under immense pressure. How could a night defined by excess and self-congratulation be serious, humble and celebratory all at once? The result was a ceremony that attempted to place diversity at the forefront, with presenters […]

Jumbos earn pair of decisive victories to kick off 2018 campaign

In its first official action since falling to Wesleyan in the 2017 NCAA tournament, the No. 9 Tufts men’s lacrosse team registered a pair of convincing wins over Hamilton and Keene State. Despite its opening weekend being reduced from two games to one due to weather, Tufts quickly established itself as a NESCAC powerhouse with a 23–5 romp over Hamilton (0–1) […]

Letter to the Editor: Pass/fail distribution requirements

The Tufts Daily published an editorial on Monday suggesting that giving distribution requirements a pass/fail option will improve students’ experiences. No, it won’t. They claim that people err away from difficult classes because they don’t wish to damage their GPA, and instead of taking Intro to Chem they take Plants and Humanity. Here’s the problem: If someone […]