It’s no wonder we’re all so unhealthy

Days of class left: one. Outside temperature: 16 degrees. Number of laps to run around the quad: undetermined. Number of pages to write before next Friday: 46. Number of flashcards to memorize before final exam: 92. Number of holiday parties to attend: seven. Average number of hours slept per night last week: four. Can winter […]


Don’t drag your feet: QSA gears up to explore gender roles through annual show

For most, the collegiate life embodies an exposure to an array of new experiences: learning a new language, living in a new location, developing a new set of comrades. For others, it means viewing the world through the eyes of a different gender. The Tufts Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) will host its annual drag show […]


Student activists reflect on Obama’s landslide victory

Tufts Republicans “I’m feeling as bad as everyone else on this campus is feeling good,” Hawley said. “I’m not shocked, I’m just deeply saddened.” For the marginal group of students dismayed by the results of the 2008 presidential election, the overwhelming late-night revelry in the Campus Center when Sen. John McCain made his concession speech […]


In the fight against catastrophic repercussions of drunk e-mailing, Gmail creates safeguard

Wearing a seatbelt to minimize injury in case of a car accident, locking up a bike to ward off thieves, investing in plastic cases to guard electronic devices: The list of seemingly necessary precautions seems to be growing larger. It’s grown so large, in fact, that Google’s popular Gmail program has implemented a feature that […]


Great Schleppers’ overcome age barriers, hearing aids to convince elderly voters

    “If Barack Obama doesn’t become the next President of the United States, I’m going to blame the Jews,” comedian Sarah Silverman said in a video address to visitors of the Web site TheGreatSchlep.com.    On the morning of Nov. 8, 2000, a recount of ballots in Florida showed that George W. Bush held a miniscule […]


Obama vs. McCain: The college issues

As absentee ballot deadlines draw near, voter registration groups are targeting college students in an effort to increase turnout. And polling groups, conscious of the stakes at play, are working to ascertain the preferences of college-age voters. For this feature, the Daily sat down with campus figures to break down the basics of three issues […]


New poll confirms generational shift, strong support for Obama among young voters

With a fresh poll conducted by Rock the Vote showing that potential voters between the ages of 18 and 29 favor Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) 56 to 29 percent, the proof is in the pudding: Obama continues to cash in big-time on young people, dominating the demographic in a way […]


Financial Crisis 101: A Dictionary

For non-economics majors, the intricacies of the economy and the terms thrown around to describe today’s financial woes can be tough to grasp. Today, the Daily provides a list of commonly used economic terms and offers a simpler explanation of them.   Bailout: This occurs when a bankrupt or nearly bankrupt financial institution is given […]


Financial Crisis 101

Negotiators met at the White House with President George W. Bush yesterday to discuss bailout plans in order to confront the recent economic crisis. Though the meeting was the first step in handling the issue, the talks are still very much in their preliminary phases. News reports said that Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), chairman of […]


Rule’s orientation leads to career path

For the parents of most graduating high school seniors, the concept of a son or daughter beginning an Ivy League education is a gleeful one — a dream come true. But when the parents of Nicholas Rule, now a psychology Ph.D. candidate at Tufts, sent their son off to his freshman year at Dartmouth College, […]


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