Blair expresses hope for Middle East

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair  offered an optimistic glimpse into the future of the tumultuous Middle East yesterday, calling upon the international community to unlock tensions there primarily by allaying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Blair, currently the envoy to the region for the Quartet, which is composed of the United States, Russia, […]


DTD fraternity plans to return to campus after suspension

After being suspended four years ago, the Beta Mu chapter of the Delta Tau Delta (DTD) fraternity will return to Tufts this spring with a new member class.   For the next few weeks, DTD Chapter Leadership Consultant Nicholas Aylward will be on the Tufts campus in an effort to promote the fraternity’s return. “When we […]


Tufts sees 12 percent rise in ED1 acceptances

The Tufts University Office of Undergraduate Admissions admitted 347 Early Decision I applicants last month, as it began to select the Class of 2013. The university accepted over 12 percent more students than it did during this round of applications last year, despite choosing from a similarly sized pool. This year’s accepted students “posted the […]


Community unites to voice support for Mumbai victims

         Teachers, students and administrators gathered on the Tisch Library patio yesterday to remember the nearly 200 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, last week.    The South Asian Political Action Committee (SAPAC) organized the noontime gathering, which attracted about 100 people at its height.    “By now, I’m sure […]


Senate, Dining Services look at prices of food

As the price of food continues to climb nationwide, Dining Services and the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate are looking for ways to guarantee that on-campus options do not become too expensive for students. “We are very sympathetic to the struggling economy and to the pressures that Dining Services is under, so what we are […]


Swimmers blame chemical levels in pool for high sickness rate

Members of the men’s swimming and diving team are falling ill in exceptional numbers this semester, and many believe it is because of a chemical imbalance in Tufts’ Hamilton Pool. “We realize that we’re experiencing some chemical-balancing problems with the chlorine system,” Vice President for Operations John Roberto said. “We’ve brought in some outside consultants […]


Speakers address post-disaster communities

A panel of experts yesterday examined the role that organizations in New York, New Orleans and London play in building cities’ resilience to catastrophes. “The simple definition of a resilient city is not at all what I’ve seen,” Columbia University Public Health Professor Mindy Fullilove said. “Organizations of human beings are resilient and will stabilize […]


Dining Services to add two restaurants to MOPs

Dining Services will add two restaurants to the Meals on Points (MOPs) program by next semester, supplementing the off-campus choices open to a student body hungry for more dining options. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate is planning on including a vote on which restaurants to add in its semesterly survey, which it will put […]


Pickard hopes to open up Dining Services’ on-campus offerings

During dinner at Carmichael Dining Hall last week, sophomore Julia Bordin expressed her frustration when she found out the stir-fry station was closing earlier than she expected. “I think it’s ridiculous that the dining hall closes so early, especially because college students’ time schedules run much later,” Bordin said, referring to the fact that Carmichael […]


Panel discusses interracial couples

    The night after the country elected its first multiracial president, over 80 Tufts students came to Sophia Gordon Hall for a discussion of interracial relationships. A five-person panel explored a variety of issues and provided personal experiences with interracial dating.    Senior Greg Chambers started off the night by tying together interracial dating and LGBT […]


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