Ishaan Rajabali is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a first year who is currently undecided. Ishaan can be reached at [email protected]

EPIIC Symposium explores race in global politics with State Dept. Rep Desirée Cormier Smith

The Institute for Global Leadership at Tisch College hosted the annual Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship Symposium from March 9–11. Titled “Power and Prejudice: Race and International Relations,” the three-day event hosted several panel discussions on the prevalence of racial issues in global politics. Desirée Cormier Smith, special representative for racial equity and […]

Fletcher panel on Russia-Ukraine war discusses lessons from the conflict, future of international politics

The Fletcher School hosted a panel titled “How Has the Russia-Ukraine War Changed the International Security Environment?” on Feb. 27. Chaired by Monica Toft, the director of Fletcher’s Center for Strategic Studies, the discussion included Professors Daniel Drezner and Kelly Greenhill, and visiting scholars Pavel Luzin and Volodymyr Dubovyk, who is affiliated with Odesa I. […]

Sabrina Cartan in Tisch speaker series talks fan activism, community action 

Tisch College’s Susan and Alan Solomont Distinguished Speaker Series began on Feb. 9 with a Civic Life Lunch with writer, activist and Tufts alumna Sabrina Cartan (A’15). Titled “Activists, Assemble!,” the talk focused on how pop culture fandoms can integrate into spaces for activism and social change.   Jessica Byrnes, communications program manager at Tisch College, […]

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ — the franchise may just need a life vest

Warning: This review contains spoilers for “Avatar: The Way of Water” (2022). On Dec. 10, 2009, James Cameron’s “Avatar” premiered, an epic science fiction movie that took viewers on a cinematic journey to the distant moon of Pandora, complete with its dense forests, fantastic beasts and resilient inhabitants. Its thematic elements (colonialism, environmental destruction, human […]

Provost’s office releases results from university’s first DEI survey

Tufts conducted its first ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Campus Climate Survey in the spring of 2022, with 4,717 respondents completing the survey. The results were published in a report released in December 2022 and were announced on Jan. 23. The survey group was comprised of students, faculty, post-doctoral scholars and staff, with a response […]

Fletcher hosts “Rising Power Alliances” conference

The Fletcher School hosted the “Rising Power Coalitions: Reimagining Global Governance” conference on Dec. 1 and 2, a series of discussions that covered themes such as changing power dynamics, foreign policy and new challenges in international affairs. The Rising Power Alliances project is a multi-year project that analyzes the shifting of alliances and coalitions in […]

“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” first five episodes expand upon the lore of J. R. R. Tolkien’s world

Twenty-one years ago, audiences around the world heard Cate Blanchett’s ethereal voice whisper “the world is changed,” with no idea how “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” and its sequels, would change the world of pop culture.They had no idea of the cinematic experience of epic proportions they were in for. […]