Tufts Jazz Orchestra features unique students in collaborative atmosphere

Playing at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, March 14, the Tufts Jazz Orchestra added another performance to its already impressive repertoire. Currently composed of 14 students ranging from first-years to seniors, the group blends experience and talent and has a history of musical achievement. Led by Director Joel LaRue Smith since 1996, the Jazz Orchestra has toured […]


Tufts reinvigorated following disappointing 2017 season

After an unsatisfactory end to last year’s campaign, the Tufts softball team is back with a score to settle. Tufts coach Cheryl Milligan described the team’s 2017 season as one of their worst in its recent history: the Jumbos’ 65-game unbeaten streak in the NESCAC East Division was snapped by the Trinity Bantams, and the Jumbos missed out […]


Elena Rybak-Akimova, chemistry professor of 18 years, dies at 56

Chemistry Professor Elena Rybak-Akimova passed away from cancer March 11 at the age of 56. Rybak-Akimova’s research interests were small-molecule binding and activation. Above the molecular level, she shared her passion for chemistry with students, colleagues, friends and family. Rybak-Akimova demonstrated an aptitude for chemistry even in her youth in Ukraine. After graduating high school, she […]


Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ team discusses race series, investigative process

Members of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team discussed their experiences in investigative journalism last night in a panel event hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life in Barnum Hall. Panelists Patricia Wen, Adrian Walker and Todd Wallack, all of whom reported for the Globe’s December 2017 seven-part series on racism in Boston, spoke to students […]


Jumbos top podium at two regattas, place second at another

The Tufts sailing team participated in three competitions in the Boston area over the weekend. The Jumbos took second place in the Wood Trophy Team Race at Harvard, first at the MIT Team Race Invitational and posted the top three finishes at the Icebreaker Fleet Race at Tufts’ home venue of Mystic Lake. Conditions on the Charles River were […]


TCU Senate’s Brown and Blueprint initiative aims to compile student feedback on campus spaces

Tufts’ campus has been flooded with advertisements this semester, asking for student input on the physical space around campus. “Real talk… How should this space be used–and what features should it have?” the poster outside Curtis Hall, home to the former Brown and Brew Coffee House, reads. This is the work of Brown and Blueprint, a Tufts […]


Nationals-bound Jumbos hope to close season on high note in Indianapolis

For one member of the Tufts women’s swimming and diving team and 11 members of the men’s team, spring break will be anything but a break. The NCAA Championships, held in Indianapolis at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Natatorium, will start on Wednesday and extend for four full days. Senior co-captain Anna Kimura is the lone Jumbo on […]


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