Following faculty divestment vote, university confirms Tufts has no direct investments in gun manufacturers

Following the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Professor Sheldon Krimsky wrote a petition to urge the administration to divest from companies that produce, distribute or sell military-style weapons to the public. Arts, Sciences and Engineering faculty members voted 50-0-4 in support of the petition, which has received […]


TCU Senate convenes for last meeting of the year

Members of Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate faced a packed agenda at their last regular meeting of the academic year last night, voting on seven resolutions and reviewing six supplementary funding requests. Supplementary Funding Requests Senators approved the Allocations Board (ALBO)’s recommended supplementary funding levels for five student organizations. The body also appropriated $5,500 for […]


‘Chappaquiddick’ plunges into Kennedy crisis

Before the era of Stormy Daniels and Facebook selling our information to political campaigns, there was Chappaquiddick. All but forgotten in the epic legacy of the Kennedy family, it was the scandal that resulted in the death of an innocent woman. Senator Ted Kennedy was there. Whether he was guilty or not is another story, one that […]


Jumbos take first place at Silfen Invitational

The Tufts men’s track and field team competed in the Silfen Invitational, held at Conn. College in New London, Conn., on Friday and Saturday. Over the course of the two-day event, the Jumbos earned an abundance of first-place finishes, and many of the athletes improved their national standings. Moreover, the Jumbos captured first place at the meet — the team’s second […]


Op-Ed: Visions of Peace

Too often we feel pressured to come to a decision. Especially at Tufts, and most especially when faced with something as controversial and divisive as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The violence does not end while we argue over who has rightful claim to the land, who was there first, or whether Israel is an apartheid state, […]


Two Tufts professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded two Tufts professors Guggenheim fellowships for their previous outstanding work in their fields, as well as for an investment in their future research. Moon Duchin, an associate mathematics professor, and Aniruddh Patel, a psychology professor, were chosen from almost 3,000 applicants to receive two of approximately 175 Guggenheim fellowships. […]


International student employment training program to nearly double in cost

The cost of Curricular Practical Training (CPT), a program that allows international students to gain work experience in their field of study, will nearly double from the half-credit cost to a total of $966 starting this summer as the university’s new credit system is implemented. CPT is a federally regulated program administered by the International Center (I-Center) at Tufts that gives […]


Students, faculty respond to choice of Ellen Kullman as commencement speaker

The 2018 Commencement speaker and trustee emerita Ellen J. Kullman (E ’78) faces a considerable task: In a matter of minutes, her commencement address must appeal to listeners across diverse backgrounds, career trajectories and nationalities, with a graduating class of over 1,300-strong in attendance. At first blush, Kullman, former CEO and chair of the board of […]


DeBari, Bowman lead Tufts to second place at Conn. College

The Tufts women’s track team traveled to Conn. College for the Silfen Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Jumbos managed to finish second out of 19 competing schools while providing their younger athletes with valuable experience across multiple events. The weather in New London, Conn. proved to be excellent for the Invitational, with mostly sunny skies and minimal wind. In these […]


‘Invasion of Privacy’ is an iconic debut for Cardi B

When Cardi B’s 2017 single “Bodak Yellow” broke records and knocked Taylor Swift from the No. 1 chart spot on Billboard, it was clear that the Bronx-bred artist was here to stay. After the release of “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi, who first gained widespread attention via Instagram and her appearances on “Love and Hip Hop: New York” (2011–), established herself […]


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