Introducing Anthony Monaco

On the tails of last week’s announcement unveiling the next residents of Gifford House, colleagues and former students of incoming University President Anthony Monaco agree that his decades-long contribution to the scientific community, coupled with a slate of leadership roles in academia, make the renowned geneticist uniquely suited to lead Tufts. Monaco currently serves as […]

Tufts is second most expensive Mass. school

By a slim $50 margin separating it from first place, Tufts this year ranks as the second most expensive school in Massachusetts, according to a report released last month by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nationally, the university comes in as the 30th most expensive institution in the nation, according to the report, marking a […]

Police Briefs

Fire burnin’ on the dance floor A fire alarm at 12:28 a.m. on Nov. 11 went off at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house at 98 Professors Row. When Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers arrived, between 50 and 100 people were exiting the house, but many still remained inside. Two students, when told to […]

Police Briefs

A smoking gun Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers at 1:21 a.m. on Nov. 3 saw three male students by the side of Lane Hall. When the officers approached, they smelled marijuana and saw one of the individuals throw a metal object over the railing. The officers retrieved the item, which turned out to be […]

Jumbos in D.C. call for a return to ‘sanity’ at Stewart/Colbert rally

Charged with the goal of reviving levelheadedness in politics, a swarm of Tufts students traveled by plane, car and bus to attend a Saturday rally in Washington. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, hosted by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the National Mall, was Stewart’s “call to reasonableness,” an effort to stem […]

Harvard prof. to challenge moral assumptions

Michael Sandel, a prominent Harvard political philosophy professor, will on Wednesday ask Tufts students, “What’s the right thing to do?” Sandel, who will deliver this semester’s Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture, has asked this question to over 14,000 students in his course “Justice,” which stands as one of the most popular classes ever offered at […]

Alcohol delivery vendor stems sales to minors

An alcohol delivery service provided by Woody’s Liquors in Somerville has this year bolstered its identification requirements for customers, according to the store’s management, hoping to cut off what had become a relatively common illicit source of alcohol for underage students on campus. Woody’s delivery service provides near door-to-door delivery of alcohol orders placed over […]

Proposed Somerville plan threatens some businesses

A city−led proposal to overhaul parts of Somerville and drive private investment to the area has garnered strong criticism from many community members for its plans to uproot a number of mainstay local businesses. The District Improvement Financing (DIF) plan, presented to Somerville residents in a public hearing on Sept. 15, is a 30−year financing […]

Scholars predict tough road ahead in Mideast

Painting a pessimistic portrait of current U.S.-Middle East relations, scholars at last week’s “Engaging the Middle East: After the Cairo Speech” conference urged the United States to act with restraint as it plans its future moves in the region. The two-day gathering, sponsored by the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, asked Middle East experts […]

Senior Pub Night gets high marks

Organizers and students who attended last Thursday’s Senior Pub Night were pleased with the event, citing considerably fewer rowdy incidents than last fall’s events. The event, the first pub night of the semester, took place at Hurricane O’Reilly’s in Boston. “It went really well,” Senior Class Council President Lindsey Rosenbluth said. “We’re thrilled with the […]