In mid-October, the student body was informed that it had two choices for the break: go home and complete the semester remotely or stay and finish the semester on campus. This was a difficult decision for many students to make as it marks either a holiday away from home or almost a full month away from campus.
Throughout the summer, the Black Lives Matter movement has brought a lot to the forefront of the public eye about systemic inequity, from police brutality to healthcare. One enduring topic that has come and gone when discussing inequity is education, which is affected by historic practices of redlining across the nation.
Keith Maddox is an associate professor in the psychology department and the director of the Tufts University Social Cognition Lab. His research centers around prejudice and implicit bias, and his lab explores the connections between our social cognition and stereotyping. The Daily sat down with Maddox to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on his research and his teaching.
Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Brian Epstein, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, has applied his studies in philosophy to both academic and business endeavors. In 2015 Epstein published “The Ant Trap,” a book about the nature of the social world, building off of his prior research. He […]
Although course registration season at Tufts can mean stress over getting into classes needed to graduate, it can also bring excitement for new, unusual course options. In addition to traditional classes such as BIO 13 and ENG 01, Tufts presents unique class offerings through the Experimental College (ExCollege), as well as through the Environmental Studies’ Hoch Cunningham Environmental […]
On a college campus, a unique opportunity presents itself: attending free talks from a variety of speakers. This semester, speakers at Tufts have ranged from Republican political consultant Karl Rove to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Although many departments at Tufts organize campus speakers, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life has hosted many prominent speakers […]