Tufts students supportive of SAT changes, university admissions to deliberate

    Major alterations to the SAT college entrance exam are the College Board’s most recent response to criticisms of standardized testing. For the first time since 2005, the Board announced a redesign, which will take effect in the spring of 2016, and free preparation tools that will be offered for the first time next spring. […]

Marty Walsh inaugurated as Boston’s 54th mayor

Boston’s former Mayor Thomas Menino’s 20-year reign ended on Jan. 6, when Mayor Marty Walsh was inaugurated at Boston College’s sports arena, The Silvio O. Conte Forum. Taking the oath of office as Boston’s 54th mayor, Walsh pledged to improve education, crime and the city’s development. He also discussed his dreams for Boston. “We are […]

A cappella scene keeps traditions, breaks new ground

A cappella has exploded as an iconic collegiate symbol over the past several years, and Tufts is no exception. With a cappella’s long history on the Hill, there is much to celebrate on campus. The Tufts Beelzebubs marked their 50th Anniversary on Nov. 2 at the New England Conservatory Jordan Hall for the Intercollegiate Sing, […]

Candidates compete for Markey’s vacated House seat

Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) is getting comfortable in Congress after winning the special election on June 25 to fill now Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacated seat. Markey gave his first speech on the floor of the Senate this Wednesday, making promises to improve legislation on clean energy, Internet privacy and gun control, according to […]

Misconceptions, misinformation spur sophomore housing woes

  In the aftermath of this year’s housing lottery, many members of the sophomore class found themselves left in a hectic scramble to find alternative off-campus housing when on-campus housing quickly ran out. While information and resource barriers left some students blindsided, the results were not atypical, according to Director of Community Relations Barbara Rubel, […]

Gender diversity varies within IGL programs, IR department

  This is the second article in a series focusing on gender issues within different contexts at Tufts.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may hold the stage as a leading lady of diplomacy and international relations, but overall women tend to be underrepresented in the historically male-dominated field. According to a 2006 survey conducted […]

Massive Open Online Courses pioneer in education technology

Its a green light at the intersection of education and technology, as universities across the country are moving full speed ahead toward new models for an virtualized classroom. One popular model, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), gives thousands of students access to university courses online for free. Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) partnered […]

Friend me, Tweet me, add me, hire me

Everything happens online these days, and the job search is no exception. Career Services advises all Tufts upperclassmen pursuing summer internships and jobs following graduation to take advantage of social media sites as a supplement to their applications. The effective use of social media in the job search can be a useful networking tool, provide […]

Step culture thrives at Tufts with rich history, longstanding tradition

  The lights come up in Cohen Auditorium to reveal eight men. They’re dressed in all black with bright red ties around their necks, and as they start to move, a heavy beat fills the stage. The students are members of the campus male step team BlackOut, and they have centuries of history behind them. […]

Hurricane Sandy affects Tufts community at home

  For some, Hurricane Sandy’s arrival at Tufts on Monday, Oct. 29 was nothing more than a welcome break from classes and a cozy day inside. For students from hard-hit areas on the East Coast, though, the storm was a frightening time of destruction and disconnect from family and friends. The New York and New […]