Ellie Murphy is a senior at studying international relations and sociology. Ellie can be reached at [email protected]

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’: An over-embellished Disney remake

The new Disney release “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (2019) starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning continues the retelling of the classic Disney animation “Sleeping Beauty” (1959). Director Joachim Rønning expands on Maleficent‘s complex backstory as a misunderstood villain who is wrongfully scorned by the humans. In this new film, Maleficent must make peace with the […]

Tisch College’s SEL-CE program fosters social-emotional learning environment

The Initiative on Social-Emotional Learning and Civic Engagement (SEL-CE), which was launched in early 2017, is a Tisch College initiative running programs for Tufts faculty and administrators. The SEL-CE Initiative focuses on developing equity, well-being and inclusivity across Tufts through a variety of events, including a year-long Faculty Development Program. According to Deborah Donahue-Keegan, the education department lecturer who is also […]

Online summer course program at Tufts continues to expand

Online summer courses are an option for Tufts students looking to take classes that they might not necessarily be able to fit into their schedules during the fall or spring semesters. According to the Summer at Tufts website, the online courses are “designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students.” The website […]

Ears for Peers celebrates 30 years of providing anonymous support for students

Ears for Peers, a student organization at Tufts that provides students with a place to express their concerns, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Callers who use the resource can talk about issues ranging from roommate challenges to feelings of loneliness. When students call the designated Ears for Peers phone number, they are matched with […]

Campus tour guides express concern that lack of compensation limits financial diversity

For many prospective college students, a positive campus tour experience is the deciding factor for whether they ultimately choose to apply. This holds true at Tufts, where many students cite their tour as the reason for their application. For first-year Sarah Unterberger, her tour was a significant factor in her decision to apply early decision. “My tour guide described how curious and passionate […]