Justice Scalia to speak on the Hill, sparks controversy

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will visit the university on Oct. 2 to speak on interpreting the constitution as part of the Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture Series, the university announced last week. The news has provoked a mixed reaction from students – some of whom object to the selection of Scalia as speaker […]

SigEp settles into new house on Pro Row

After two years without a house on campus, Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) officially opened its house on 92 Professors Row with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The fraternity had been without a house since May 2011, when damages from an unsanctioned Senior Week alumni party prompted SigEp’s landlords to refuse the organization’s return to the […]

Brian Williams discusses career, election season

NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams discussed his career, entertainment journalism and the upcoming elections in front of a packed Distler Performance Hall yesterday for the seventh annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism. The forum, which was moderated by University Trustee and Co?Chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation […]

Spirit Coalition launches Jumbo Stampede

  The new Jumbo superfan group Jumbo Stampede kicks off today with a rally at noon in the Mayer Campus Center hosted by Programming Board subgroup Tufts University Spirit Coalition (TUSC).  The superfan group, which is operated by TUSC, was founded in order to improve attendance and spirit at Jumbos sporting events, according to TUSC […]

Monaco joins Cummings Foundation board

  University President Anthony Monaco last month became the newest member of the Cummings Foundation, Inc. (CFI) Board of Trustees.  CFI, which was founded by Trustee Emeritus William Cummings (A’58) and his wife Joyce, is one of the largest charitable foundations in the state and boasts over $900 million in net assets.  Monaco, who joins […]

Clinton encourages optimism, creativity to solve global problems

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton last night challenged the Tufts community to consider how they can meet the challenges of an interconnected world during the 10th Issam M. Fares Lecture. The 42nd president addressed a crowd of around 6,000 Tufts students, faculty, staff and guests during the lecture sponsored by the Fares Center for Eastern […]

Students, janitors protest hiring practices

Dozens of Tufts students, janitors and union representatives marched to Ballou Hall yesterday afternoon to protest the hiring practices of UGL Unicco, Tufts’ new campus−cleaning contractor. The march began in front of Tilton Hall, where representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Jumbo Janitor Alliance (JJA) denounced Tufts’ new janitorial service provider’s failure […]

Visiting the Hill this week

  TUESDAY “Phenomenology of the CAH+ Measure” Details: Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University Michael Salem will speak at this week’s Tuesday Cosmology Seminar hosted by the Tufts, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) joint partnership.  When and Where: 2:30 p.m.; Robinson Hall 250 Sponsor: Tufts / CfA / […]

Matt and Kim to headline Cage Rage concert

The indie−rock band Matt and Kim will headline this month’s second annual Cage Rage Concert, Programming Board co−chair senior Leo Greenberg confirmed yesterday. Electro−pop duo Timeflies, comprised of Tufts alumni Rob Resnick (E ’11) and Cal Shapiro (LA ’11), will open the event on Oct. 22. This year’s concert, to be held in Carzo Cage, […]

Pathway by cannon closed for renovation

The Department of Facilities Services this past weekend closed off the path around the cannon and the back of Goddard Chapel for curb replacement and new planting, according to Vice President for Operations Dick Reynolds. The changes were originally scheduled to take place over the summer as a part of the campus improvement program, but […]

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