Colin Kennedy

Colin Kennedy is a senior studying quantitative economics and history. Colin can be reached at [email protected]

TEC brings philanthropy, social enterprise into classroom

For students seeking to effect change from inside the classroom, a course in the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) provides tangible opportunities to do so. In “Philanthropy, Social Enterprise, & Community” (ELS-0194) students get to try their hand at philanthropy by awarding grants of $25,000 to local nonprofits in the cities of Medford, Somerville, Cambridge and […]

Lantagne Lab researches tropical diseases, seeks global solutions

On the third floor of the Science and Engineering Complex, researchers work with water, and sometimes strains of deadly diseases, in pursuit of global humanitarian solutions. The Lantagne Lab, housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, investigates infectious disease control by studying the effectiveness of water and sanitation. According to Daniele Lantagne, the […]

Goldilox shop owners discuss new Medford bagel source

Goldilox Bagels, a new up-and-coming breakfast and lunch option in Medford, plans to celebrate its soft opening this Friday, Sept. 13. Established by Boston-based couple Lindsey Gaudet and Ed Thill, Goldilox Bagels will serve freshly-made bagels and coffee near campus on 186 Winthrop St. Prior to making the decision to found Goldilox, Gaudet said that […]

Students, CMHS staff discuss positives, shortcomings of on-campus counseling services

According to its website, about 25 percent of Tufts students seek support through Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) each year. Many students have criticized its focus on short-term care, inconvenient hours and long wait times for appointments. However, both students and CMHS staff note the difficulties of expanding the scope of on-campus services. Other […]

Tufts alum co-founds public service initiative Lead for America

Content Warning: This article mentions domestic violence.  Lead for America (LFA) is a new fellowship program aimed at bringing recent college graduates back to their local communities and implanting them into that local government. Benya Kraus (LA ’18) is one of the founding members of LFA. They have partnered with the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Government and […]

Former Tufts Hillel president Harry Weissman speaks on ‘anti-occupation’ movement IfNotNow

Harry Weissman (LA ’17) was the former president of Tufts Hillel and is currently an active member of IfNotNow, a national movement “to end American Jewish support for the occupation.” IfNotNow has organized several demonstrations in Boston over the past year, such as an anti-Semitism vigil in August, a rally calling for the release of […]

TCU Senate’s Brown and Blueprint initiative aims to compile student feedback on campus spaces

Tufts’ campus has been flooded with advertisements this semester, asking for student input on the physical space around campus. “Real talk… How should this space be used–and what features should it have?” the poster outside Curtis Hall, home to the former Brown and Brew Coffee House, reads. This is the work of Brown and Blueprint, a Tufts […]