Hermes Suen is an assistant features editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Cognitive Brain Sciences. He can be reached at [email protected]

New IGL Director explains his goal for the program

It is easy to walk past The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) on Packard Avenue without realizing what it is. However, this small, quaint building is home to over 20 programs and initiatives that teach students  to use innovative problem solving to tackle complex world issues.  Now, the new IGL Director Abi Williams, who began his role on July […]

Senior Profile: Conor Ward

As a dual-degree student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) and the School of Arts and Sciences, graduating senior Conor Ward has spent much of his time at Tufts traveling between the Medford/Somerville and Fenway campuses. Out of everyone Ward has known during his college experience, the person who has impacted […]

Jumbo Jugglers spin fire, form community around object manipulation

If you thought fire-bending was impossible, think again. The Jumbo Jugglers is a student group dedicated to providing an outlet for people of any background to learn the skills of object manipulation, including spinning flaming objects. Object manipulation is an overarching term that encompasses a wide array of actions, according to Ruth Meadow-MacLeod, a fourth-year Tufts-SMFA dual-degree student on […]

Through collaborative efforts, local communities prepare for greener future

Though climate change is a global issue, local municipalities in the Boston area, along with dozens of other communities in Massachusetts, have been working together to take several adaptive, mitigative and proactive steps toward renewable energy usage. One such effort near Tufts is Somerville’s Be SEEN (Somerville Energy Efficient Now) program. According to Christine Andrews, the housing […]

New course highlights growing academic recognition of digital humanities

Coming from two distinct backgrounds, Associate Professor of Classics Marie-Claire Beaulieu and Computer Science Lecturer Anthony Bucci have teamed up this semester to offer an introductory course that provides insight into the emerging interdisciplinary field of digital humanities. Digital humanities, in the context of the course, is primarily concerned with creating digital representations of ancient artifacts and using them to […]

Today’s gamble: Casino project underway across Mystic River

Under the Massachusetts Gaming Act of 2011, the state permits the operation of one slot parlor and up to three destination resort casinos, each located in a distinct region of the state. Question 1 on today’s Massachusetts ballot, “Expand Slot Machine Gaming” initiative, seeks to add an additional slot machine in Massachusetts. Regardless of the outcome of […]

Fletcher School hosts conference to discuss Greece and the future of Europe

Fletcher students are gathering this weekend for a conference with foreign leaders, historians and CEOs to discuss the economic, political and social issues affecting Greece, as well as Greece’s role in the Eurozone. Attendees are gathering at Breed Memorial Hall for the conference, titled “Greece’s Turn? Litmus Test for Europe.” Organized by the Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) at Fletcher, the two-day […]