Chaplaincy considers student concerns regarding Tufts Christian Fellowship/InterVarsity relationship

University Chaplain David O’Leary is looking into the relationship between InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (IVCF) and its affiliated chapter, Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF), after students raised concerns that IVCF staff members wield undue influence over the student group and that both organizations conduct discriminatory practices. O’Leary initiated a series of discussions with TCF and IVCF leaders […]

Injured squirrel treated for spinal injury

An injured squirrel found outside the Japanese House yesterday afternoon was transferred to a rehabilitation home after receiving treatment at Woburn Animal Hospital, according to hospital receptionist Anne Boudreau. X−ray tests at the hospital revealed that the squirrel had sustained a spinal injury, though not a break. Veterinary doctors gave the squirrel a steroid injection, […]

Community rep process continues to get low turnout

Three students submitted applications for candidacy to run for the open community representative positions on the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, according to acting PR Chair for Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) Joel Greenberg. Applications for candidacy were due Monday. The Asian American Center received two applications from potential candidates for its community representative position. One […]

An introduction to Tufts’ student government bodies

As Tufts’ student government organizations gear up for the semester, new students ought to learn about the power-holding organizations run by elected students. Some new students may even want to consider joining one of Tufts’ student government or entertainment organizations. These groups — Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, Programming Board, Judiciary and Elections Commission (ECOM) […]

Student group to lobby TCU Senate for fiscal responsibility

A new group will lobby the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate to consider costs when it allocates funds and works with the administration. A group of seniors and alumni in March founded “The Student Activity Fee is Too Damn High Party” (SAF2DamnHigh); the name is a reference to “The Rent is Too Damn High Party,” […]

Somerville population down slightly, diversified, according to census data

U.S. Census data released in March indicate a slight decline in Somerville’s total population, while showing significant increases in its Hispanic and Asian populations. Though Somerville’s total population grew during the 1990s, it declined in the past decade by 2.23 percent to 75,754 as of this year. The Asian and Hispanic populations grew by 32.4 […]

Mountain Club reaches out with resource center, courses

For students hoping to explore the great outdoors as the weather warms, Tufts Mountain Club (TMC) this month launched the Outdoor Resource Center (ORC), a new initiative bringing wilderness education to campus. “The purpose of the Outdoor Resource Center is to increase the outdoor skill and abilities of mountain club members as well as the […]

Somerville laborers, residents protest nonunion worksite

Somerville union workers and residents engaged in a contracting dispute with a private realty company have over the past few weeks picketed and rallied at the construction site of a proposed housing complex about a mile east of Davis Square, claiming that the company has violated promises to the city of Somerville that they would […]

Revived political group aims to bring policymakers to campus

Students looking to participate in and engage with domestic politics will now have a new opportunity to do so, thanks to a new student group that has emerged out of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. The Institute for Public Citizenship (IPC), established last month by sophomore Eric Peckham, aims to […]

Hescott wins major international teaching award

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science Ben Hescott last month was recognized for his enthusiasm and dedication with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society’s 2011 Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award. IEEE — the world’s largest organization for promoting the advancement of technology with more than 400,000 members worldwide — recognized […]