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Judith Altmann delivers Hillel’s keynote address on Holocaust and genocide education

Tufts Hillel hosted Judith Altmann, a Holocaust survivor and educator, as part of its Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education last night for a lecture sharing her story of surviving disease, death marches and Auschwitz. Altmann shared a number of heartbreaking stories, from witnessing the death of dozens of close family members to her […]

Wall Street Journal war correspondent Jessica Donati speaks at Tufts ALLIES event

The Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) hosted Wall Street Journal war correspondent Jessica Donati for a lecture last night on her experience reporting in the world’s most dangerous war zones. The talk covered a range of topics from Donati’s career to wartime reporting in Libya and Afghanistan. Donati said her career in wartime reporting […]

Tufts student Shubha Debnath passes away unexpectedly

Shubha Debnath, a sophomore in the School of Arts and Sciences, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, according to an email sent to the community Saturday night by University President Anthony Monaco and other members of the Tufts administration. Debnath, who came to Tufts as a first-generation student, was an active member of the Tufts community. A community […]

Jumbo Grill & Pizzeria opens in place of Helen’s Roast Beef & Pizzeria

Local Medford restaurant Helen’s Roast Beef & Pizzeria has closed its doors to the Tufts community, leaving a new restaurant, Jumbo Grill & Pizzeria, in its 321 Boston Ave. location as of Feb. 11. Jumbo Grill & Pizzeria owner Alex Pryanishnikov said the previous business had been struggling for a long time. Pryanishnikov believes poor management and Helen’s ownership […]

Fletcher set to launch new online master’s program

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy will launch an online masters degree in global business beginning in May 2019. According to its website, students will be able to complete the new online degree program in 16 months or two years, with each student able to set their own pace. Applications are open for the program’s inaugural class. The […]

Tufts Admissions receives record number of applications for Class of 2023

According to Karen Richardson, dean of admissions and enrollment management, Tufts Admissions received a record 22,725 applications to the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering for the Class of 2023, an increase of 5.7 percent from the record-setting pool last year. Record numbers of applicants also submitted early decision (ED) applications, totaling nearly 2,500 applicants, […]

Kevin Love discusses mental health activism at The New York Times event

Content warning: This article discusses mental health. Five-time All-Star and NBA champion Kevin Love discussed his experience coping with mental health issues at a discussion in Cohen Auditorium on Nov. 29. Moderated by The New York Times sports columnist Juliet Macur, the talk was part of a series of Times-backed conversations, titled “Get with the Times,” dedicated […]

SMFA students discuss artists’ share of proceeds at annual Art Sale

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts hosted its annual Art Sale this November. The sale featured over 600 works from current SMFA students, alumni, faculty, staff and other affiliated artists, according to the director of the sale, Monica Manoski. Manoski, who also serves as the development officer at the SMFA, noted […]

Protein sequences meet music at interdisciplinary performance of faculty, student compositions

A unique take on classical music filled Distler Performance Hall in the Granoff Music Center on Friday with the premiere of “New at Noon: Living Patterns,” an interdisciplinary performance of six musical compositions inspired by repetitive protein sequences. The concert, a collaboration between faculty and student composers and Stephen Fuchs, an assistant professor of biology, offered experimental music inspired […]

Students rally in support of sexual assault survivors

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. About 50 students and university staff and faculty gathered for a “Survivor Speak Out” rally yesterday in front of the Goddard Chapel. The event was sponsored by Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) and Tufts Student Action (TSA). Students congregated around the cannon, painted with “We Believe Survivors,” to bring […]