Faculty urge Tufts to divest from assault weapon manufacturers

Tufts Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) faculty voted 50–0–4 yesterday to urge the Board of Trustees and Tufts administration to divest the school’s endowment from companies that produce, distribute or sell military-style assault weapons to the public. This vote comes in response to a petition presented to the Board of Trustees with 62 faculty members’ signatures. The […]

Confucius Institute draws criticism from Congress, community

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) urged Tufts to disassociate with the Confucius Institute, an educational collaboration between the university and Beijing Normal University (BNU), in a letter sent to 40 institutions in Greater Boston earlier this month.  Confucius Institutes are overseen by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban, and are focused on Chinese language and culture education. Tufts’ Confucius […]

Cecile Richards optimistic about reproductive rights activism

Outgoing Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards discussed the state of reproductive rights in America in a packed Cohen Auditorium yesterday. The event was hosted by Merrin Moral Voices, a Hillel initiative, with support from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Richards was introduced by Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, the Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel, and Sara Schiff, […]

On the Spot: Why mid-season international breaks are stupid

I found myself extremely bored this past weekend, and it’s not just because I stayed in Boston over spring break. It’s because there simply was nothing to watch. I get the need to play international qualifiers during the season rather than stacking them all in one go at the end of the season so as to avoid […]

Jumbos post best record on spring break trip since 2015

While most students were putting their feet up and enjoying time off school last week, Tufts’ softball team played 15 games in nine days in Clermont, Fla. The annual trip gives the team an opportunity to lock in for the rest of the long spring season. The Jumbos posted an 11–4 record, their best record […]

How Tufts Works: How this column works

If you have never read “How Tufts Works” before, it usually consists of a profile of someone who works for Tufts. However, this week I wanted to take some time to reflect on the last six issues and address the future direction of the column. I came up with the idea for “How Tufts Works” […]

Jumbos improve to 6–0 with narrow victories, climb to No. 3 in Div. III

The Tufts men’s lacrosse team picked up three crucial wins over spring break, remaining undefeated with a 6–0 record (3–0 NESCAC) and moving up four spots in the national rankings to No. 3. On March 17, Tufts defeated Colby at home, 20–6, to record its second conference win of the season. A week later, the Jumbos hit the road again […]

Tufts continues strong start to season with big wins over Colby, Trinity

The Tufts women’s lacrosse team put together a string of impressive performances in its four games since a win over MIT on March 10, earning three victories and suffering one defeat. The Jumbos, tied for seventh in Div. III, now have a 5–1 record overall and a perfect record of 3–0 in NESCAC play while averaging […]

Tufts sailing wraps up action-packed spring break

In polar opposition to one’s stereotypical spring break, the Tufts co-ed and women’s sailing teams headed down to Maryland, where they competed in two regattas and trained for 10 consecutive days. The teams bonded through camping in tents and braving the elements. Though their training was intensive and physically draining, the Jumbos seized on their spring […]

Somerville aldermen hope to encourage affordability through right of first refusal

To address rising rents, Somerville aldermen have proposed guaranteeing many tenants citywide an opportunity to purchase their homes if their landlord puts the unit up for sale. This “tenant’s right of first refusal” policy needs approval from the Massachusetts Legislature, and the city could submit a draft to lawmakers on Beacon Hill as soon as next year, according […]