3Ps’ ‘Red’ plunges into the mind of Mark Rothko

Visionary 20th-century artist Mark Rothko once claimed, “Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take the risk,” in a letter to the New York Times written with artist Adolph Gottlieb. Indeed, American playwright John Logan’s “Red” (2009), which is being performed on Balch Arena Theater by 3Ps (Pen, Paint, and […]

TEDxTufts 2018: ‘re:Vision’ preview

Ten speakers will turn the Cohen Auditorium into a space of compassion and education by sharing private experiences and passions on March 11, when TEDxTufts hosts “re:Vision,” its fourth annual TED event since 2015. From a 1984 conference that celebrated the the interdisciplinary nature of technology, entertainment and design, TED has developed into a non-profit organization that has sponsored over […]

Editorial: Students should take advantage of bipartisan resources

On Feb. 21, U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) came to speak about the importance of bipartisanship in government and of ideological diversity on college campuses. Introduced by Dean of Tisch College Alan Solomont as “one of the last survivors of a once-common species of moderate New England government officials,” she has voted on both sides of the […]

Students, staff, administration respond to TUPD counterterrorism training

Two hundred and one members of the Tufts community, including 39 faculty and staff members, 111 students, 47 alumni and four community members, signed a letter addressed to University President Anthony Monaco, outgoing Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris, Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Director of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES) Kevin Maguire that expressed their concern […]

Tufts athletes climb national rankings in preparation for NCAA Championships

On Saturday, the Tufts women’s track and field team competed in a qualifying meet at the Gantcher Center. The purpose of the meet was to give athletes a final chance to improve their positions going into the NCAA Championships, which will begin on March 9 in Birmingham, Ala. The national meet will include the top 17 […]

Humanitarian professionals get a mid-career boost from Friedman, Fletcher joint master’s program

For Samuel Girma (F ’17, N ’17), there isn’t anything unusual about famine. Growing up in southern Ethiopia exposed him to numerous droughts and acclimated him to the constancy of food insecurity endemic to his region. He remembers seeing the hunger in the faces of the people that would pass through his village and his own […]

Pass/fail deadline extended to ten weeks for all class years

The faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering voted to extend the pass/fail deadline to 10 weeks into the semester for sophomores, juniors and seniors on Feb. 7 after approving a proposal from the faculty-student Educational Policy Committee (EPC), according to Dean of Undergraduate Studies Carmen Lowe. This follows a Tufts Community […]

Jumbos qualify for NCAA Championships at Tufts National Qualifying Meet

The Tufts men’s track and field team hosted and competed at the Tufts National Qualifying Meet at Gantcher Center on Saturday. The competition was the last chance for the Tufts athletes to post qualifying times for selection to NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala., and many seized the opportunity. Only the top 15 athletes in each event nationwide are […]

Jumbos withstand weather to begin spring season

The Tufts sailing team braved tumultuous weather in announcing its return to competitive racing over the weekend. Unfortunately, the “bomb cyclone” that ripped across the East Coast forced the cancellation of many of the Jumbos’ scheduled regattas. Due to these circumstances, Tufts was unable to compete in the Thames River Team Race at Conn. College, the Women’s Inter-Conference […]

Dean of Cummings School Deborah Kochevar to serve as provost ad interim

Deborah Kochevar, the Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, will serve as provost ad interim after Provost David Harris assumes his new role as president at Union College. University President Anthony Monaco said he was pleased to appoint Kochevar to serve in Harris’ place. “Debbie has been an outstanding Dean for [the] Cummings School, […]