Ellen Kullman, former CEO of Dupont, to speak at Commencement

Former DuPont CEO and Tufts alumna Ellen J. Kullman (E ‘78) will return to her alma mater to deliver the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2018 on May 20. Kullman served as the CEO and chair of the board for DuPont, the world’s largest chemical company, for seven years. She was the […]

Jumbos finish seventh at Nationals behind strong individual and relay performances

In a historic weekend for Tufts swimming and diving, the men’s team captured seventh place in the Div. III NCAA Championships in Indianapolis — its best finish since 1982. The team’s superb performance was buoyed by a plethora of strong individual performances, All-American honors and program records. While many athletes shined over the four-day event, the Jumbos’ particularly […]

Police Briefs — Week of March 26

Someone’s playing with fire, but not getting burned On March 13 around 1 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report that someone had stolen all the fire extinguishers from the lower campus garage. TUPD searched the area for the missing fire extinguishers and the fire marshal was alerted. TUPD was unable to identify who […]

Torn Ticket II presents ‘Assassins,’ explores presidential assassinations, ‘American Dream’

History? Murder? Disillusionment and the American Dream? All these elements will collide this weekend in Torn Ticket II’s musical one-act, “Assassins,” according to director Peter Spearman and assistant director Jessica Pearson, both second-year Ph.D. students in Theater and Performance Studies at Tufts. According to Pearson, the main characters of “Assassins” are an amalgamation of historical figures who […]

Tufts/NEC students juggle dual-college experience, rigorous academics

If you ask a Tufts student about a combined degree program offered here, it is likely that they will assume you’re referring to the BFA + BA/BS program between the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts. But for students passionate about music, there is another […]

Celebrating 25-year anniversary, Latino Center donates archives to Digital Collections and Archives

The Latino Center will submit pieces of its history to the Tufts Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) in the coming weeks in celebration of its 25th anniversary. It has been 25 years since the Latino Center was founded in 1993, meaning that when Latino Center intern Khalil Payton walked into work last fall, he was tasked […]

Editorial: Tufts should increase access to free menstrual products

On this year’s International Women’s Day, the Tufts chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls and Brandless, an online grocery store retailer, gave out free tampons and panty liners in the lobby of Dewick. The event was part of a national campaign, taking place from Tulane to UC Berkeley. After the events at Tufts and elsewhere, leftover products were […]

Is This Thing On?: The Calvin Harris glo-up

Everybody’s got their something. Especially when it comes to standing out as an electronic music producer. Since every dude with a MacBook Pro has the same software, you’ve really got to find a niche in order differentiate yourself.  Before I delve into the trove of EDM and its 50-odd sub-genres, I just want to say that there […]

Looking Out: Selfishness Won’t Save Us

Last semester, I went to an event at Oxford organized by The Economist called “The Future of Work.” This title has become shorthand for nebulous concepts such as “the AI/Automation revolution” and how they might lead to a mass chronic unemployment in the near future. I have had a keen interest in this for a couple years […]

Weidner’s Words: None and Done

Anfernee Simons, one of the top-ranked high school basketball recruits, decided this week to forgo his college eligibility and declare for the NBA draft. Since Simons had taken a postgraduate year, in which he spent his fifth year of high school at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., he is already 19 years old and eligible […]