Kacey Musgraves shines during her ‘Golden Hour’

Known for her sharp wit and even sharper writing instincts, country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves has never been afraid to speak her mind. Her 2013 debut, “Same Trailer Different Park,” announced Musgraves as one to watch and tackled many unexplored topics in country music, such as sex, drugs and loneliness. Singles “Merry Go ’Round” and “Follow […]

Work visas under Trump: Senior International Officer Diana Chigas discusses H-1B visas for faculty, staff

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on how changes in H-1B work visa policy under the Trump administration are affecting Tufts. The second part was published on April 4, and is posted online. On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order called Buy American, Hire American. Part of this […]

Jumbos post 5–4 record in first week of 2018 season

On its annual spring break trip, the Tufts baseball team played nine games in 10 days. The Jumbos went 5–4 in that stretch, scoring 92 total runs and posting a team batting average of .282. Tufts fell short in the final game of the trip, losing by 12 runs to Virginia Wesleyan, 25–13. “I think every year is a new […]

TCU Senate to hear resolution on compensating student leaders

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate announced on its Facebook page yesterday that it will hear a resolution “calling on Tufts to Compensate Student Leaders,” most likely on April 8. TCU Treasurer Emily Sim, a junior, is the lead author of the resolution. Other authors include First Generation Community Senator Alejandro Baez, a first-year; Women’s Community Senator Michelle […]

‘Love, Simon’ promotes diverse representation of sexuality through sweet coming-of-age romance

“In reality, I’m not the leading guy. Maybe I’m the best friend.” This sentiment, from Becky Albertalli’s novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” (2015), is something gay teens are far too familiar with. The majority of Hollywood films are utterly devoid of any LGBTQ-identifying characters, and on the rare occasion that there is such […]

Peter Chronis discusses the state of U.S. cybersecurity

Peter Chronis, senior vice president and chief information security officer at Turner, gave a talk entitled “The Cyber Conundrum: How Do We Fix Cybersecurity?” about the faults of U.S. cybersecurity and possible improvements on Tuesday evening. The lecture was sponsored by the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Department of Computer Science and was streamed live on The Fletcher School’s Facebook page. Kathleen […]

Faculty to vote on new primary major in environmental studies

A new primary major for Environmental Studies (ENVS) may be available to students beginning in the fall 2018 semester, pending a vote by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in May, Dr. Colin Orians, Director of the Environmental Studies program and professor of biology, said. According to Orians, this follows approval for the new major by the Committee […]

Tufts extends unbeaten start to season before falling to No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

The No. 17 Tufts men’s tennis team continued its strong start to the season over spring break, recording a 3–1 record during its week-long trip to the West Coast. Tufts triumphed over Connecticut College (7–2), Sewanee (5–4) and Whittier (7–2). After a three-match win streak to open the trip, the Jumbos fell 7–2 to the No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags on Saturday. Sophomore Jason Scanlon […]

Postgame Press: Sister Jean and a cause

March Madness has truly lived up to its name this year. There have been upsets, overtime and last-second shots in abundance. There is one Cinderella team that has caught many a fan’s heart: Loyola University Chicago. The Ramblers are a No. 11 seed and are slated to play in the Final Four on Saturday, only the fourth […]

R.E.A.L. Talk: Light at the end of the tunnel

Twenty years ago, I was taking one semester off. I was just working to save money for the next class. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. School was in the future, but I did not know when or why or how. Twenty years ago, I never would have pictured myself […]