Students and workers rally in support of dining workers’ unionization efforts

Several hundred dining workers and Tufts students rallied Wednesday afternoon in support of dining workers’ attempts to unionize with UNITE HERE Local 26, a union that represents hospitality workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, according to their website. UNITE HERE was also the union that represented the Harvard University dining workers who struck a successful contract negotiation […]

Tufts continues mid-season success with pair of commanding wins

The No. 7 Tufts women’s lacrosse team continued its mid-season domination with impressive wins over Endicott College and Conn. College on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. The Jumbos are now 7–1 on the season and 4–0 against NESCAC opponents. Fresh off its commanding victory over Endicott, Tufts visited a NESCAC opponent in Conn. College (3–6) on Saturday. After defeating the Camels 17–4 at home last […]

Work visas under Trump: Former, current Tufts employees discuss policy flux, application process

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on how changes in H-1B work visa policy under the Trump administration are affecting Tufts. The first part was published on March 28, and is posted online. Of the many policies that change from one presidential administration to the other, immigration is one that especially […]

Tracy Heather Strain delivers annual Voices from the Edge lecture

The Experimental College (ExCollege) hosted its fourth Voices from the Edge annual speaker series last night in Barnum 008. This year’s speaker was Tracy Heather Strain, documentary maker and writer most known for her documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” which centers on the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry. The Voices from the Edge series began as part […]

Op-Ed: A call for community engagement this April

Come April, Tufts students kick into high gear. There are performances every weekend, all the work we’ve been procrastinating all semester comes to a head, and of course Quidditch Nationals overshadow all other athletic endeavors. TCU Senate elections for the next academic year also take place in April, so get ready for your Facebook feeds to […]

Tufts improves to 6–2 with wins over Trinity, Brandeis and Bates

The No. 6 Tufts women’s tennis team (6–2) continues to battle its way through NESCAC opponents as it enters the business end of its regular season schedule. The Jumbos recorded a 9–0 rout of the Trinity Bantams on Thursday in their first match following a busy West Coast swing. The team then claimed a pair of 8–1 victories on Saturday, defeating Brandeis and […]

On ‘The Kids Are Alright,’ Chloe x Halle are the voices of a generation

At 19 and 18, respectively, Chloe and Halle Bailey are doing more than most superstar musicians working today — and they’re doing it better. After making an appearance on Beyonce’s “Lemonade” (2016) visual album and opening for the pop legend on the European leg of her “Formation” world tour, the Atlanta natives landed roles playing twins […]

‘Unsane’ is an eerie, effective thriller shot on iPhone

If, as director Steven Soderbergh claims, films like “Unsane” (2018) are the future of cinema, then we can expect the movies of tomorrow to be atmospheric, seedy, chilling — and pretty good. Shot entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus, “Unsane” follows 20-something businesswoman Sawyer Valentini as she finds herself involuntarily committed to a mental hospital, where […]

‘Death of Stalin’ provides commentary on authoritarianism, cheap laughs, but not much else

“The Death of Stalin” (2017), Armando Iannucci’s second feature film, portrays the struggle for power following Stalin’s death over control of the USSR between Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale), Nikita Krushchev (Steve Buscemi) and Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor). Most of the film focuses on the fight when choosing Stalin’s successor and ends with Krushchev coordinating the […]