Jumbos begin quest for NESCAC three-peat with annual trip to Virginia

After winning the program’s fifth overall NESCAC championship — and second in as many years — and making strides in another NCAA tournament run, the Tufts men’s baseball team will return to the diamond on Friday in Virginia for the debut of its 2018 season. The Jumbos dominated last season, boasting a 30–10–1 overall record and […]

Co-majors offer students interdisciplinary breadth, depth

There are currently five courses of study that can be categorized as co-majors, according to the Registrar of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. These co-majors consist of biomedical sciences, biotechnology, education, environmental studies (ENVS) and science, technology and society (STS). The most recent Tufts Fact Book stated that out of 6,886 graduates […]

TAMID at Tufts hosts Michael Granoff for lecture on autonomous vehicles, electric energy

At an event hosted by TAMID at Tufts yesterday evening, Michael Granoff (LA ’91), founder of Maniv Mobility, presented a vision of the future that featured autonomous vehicles and clean energy with Israel playing a key role. According to the TAMID at Tufts website, TAMID is a student-led consulting group that “offers programming for business-minded students […]

‘Life Sentence’ proves disease does not entail a love story

Since the publication of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” (2012) and its 2014 film adaptation, the romanticism of cancer seems to have become a staple of American popular culture. Last month, Netflix released an original film entitled “Irreplaceable You” (2018) about a woman who, after she is given a terminal cancer diagnosis, determines to […]

An in-depth analysis of the ‘Kanye Madness’ bracket

While today is the day that college basketball fans can gush over their smart picks or fuss over their busted brackets in the NCAA tournament, social media has provided the world an outlet for a different kind of March Madness: Kanye Madness. A bracket of 64 of the Chicago-raised rapper’s greatest hits went viral because […]

Tufts defeats Wellesley, falls to Middlebury in opening weekend of spring season

On the first weekend of its spring season, the Tufts women’s tennis team went 1–1, falling 6–3 to Middlebury at home on Saturday and defeating Wellesley 9–0 in an away match on Sunday. On Sunday, the Jumbos visited the Blue for their second match of the weekend. Last time the two teams met, on April 5, 2017, Tufts defeated […]

TUPD uses TuftsAlert, safety training, arms police to protect community members

In light of the recent tragedy at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., as well as the recent discovery of a gun magazine clip at the McGlynn Middle School in Medford, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) has put sufficient safety measures in place to protect community members from a potential active shooter on campus, according to Kevin […]

Marturano leads Jumbos with 11 victories at Northeast Regionals

On Sunday, the Tufts’ women’s fencing team ended its 2017–18 season at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. The Jumbos traveled a few miles to Brandeis’ Gosman Athletic Center in Waltham, Mass. to compete against fencers from all across the region. The Northeast Regionals were different from most of the Jumbos’ other fencing meets this year. Athletes competed individually in each weapon category, […]

How Tufts Works: Lifelong Jumbo

Immediately after I entered Director of the European Center Gabriella Goldstein’s (LA ’84) office, she handed me a piece of chocolate. After gratefully accepting it, I steered the conversation toward her background, trying to get a sense of the important themes of her life. It was not until I unwrapped the piece of chocolate later […]

Red Star: What makes the Nazis?

The suburbs are uniquely suited to produce isolated, scared, racist, reactionary people. Despite increasing diversity, residential suburbs linked to cities primarily by car began as a way to create a class of white people detached from the urban centers. Suburban development entrenched segregation, through school funding measures, housing laws, zoning laws and access to government […]