TCU Senate: a year in review

The Tufts Community Union Senate concluded its 2013-14 session last month, marking a year of many accomplishments and little conflict. Former TCU Senate President Joe Thibodeau, a graduating senior, explained that one of his primary objectives for the Senate this year was to achieve a meaningful and productive analysis of pertinent, on-campus dilemmas, and to […]


ICRC president addresses humanitarian protection

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross , spoke about the current state of the organization and challenges facing the group’s humanitarian efforts at the The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s ASEAN Auditorium in the Cabot Intercultural Center yesterday afternoon. His lecture, entitled “New Battlefields, New Actors and New Weapons: […]


Faculty, students to bike 100 miles around campuses

Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris will lead the 2014 Tufts Century Ride on May 9, a 100-mile bike ride, open to the entire Tufts community, around the university’s three campuses. As a devoted cyclist, Harris said he was inspired to bring the Tufts community together through a bike ride that would expose people […]


TTS brings WebEx to campus

Tufts Technology Services recently introduced a digital web conferencing tool, Cisco WebEx, which will allow members of the Tufts community to coordinate classes, meetings and other collaborative events online. George Moore, the team lead of TTS Support Systems, explained that WebEx is designed to be universally accessible and will use technology to benefit the Tufts […]


TCU Senate Update

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate began its final meeting of the school year by debating a resolution calling for the creation of an International Community Representative.  Gauri Seth, one of the co-authors of the resolution, argued that such a representative would be able to help international students overcome certain hardships, such as culture shock, […]


Duke professor explores social preferences

Duke University Professor of Economics Rachel Kranton spoke yesterday about the ways in which people act on their self-interests in group contexts when making economic decisions. During her lecture, which was part of the Tufts Department of Economics’ Wellington Burnham Lecture Series, Kranton addressed a recent psychological experiment conducted by Duke’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. […]


Genocide survivors share experiences

    Tufts Against Genocide and the Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education hosted their annual Survivors Speak panel last night, in which genocide survivors shared their stories with members of the Tufts community.     The panel was moderated by University Chaplain Reverend Gregory McGonigle, who thanked the five panelists for their courage.     “I […]


TCU Senate update

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate discussed the possibility of adding an International Community Representative to its ranks during its weekly meeting last night. The idea, which was proposed by freshman Senator Gauri Seth during the open forum period, was supported by several senators who argued that the international community needs a representative to help […]


TCU Senate update

The Tufts Community Union Senate discussed the possibility of adding an International Community Representative to its ranks during its weekly meeting last night. The idea, which was proposed by freshman Senator Gauri Seth during the open forum period, was supported by several senators who argued that the international community needs a representative to help students […]


Schoolboy Q’s anticipated ‘Oxymoron’ finally drops

Before Kendrick Lamar even released an album, his longtime rap companion Schoolboy Q had begun work on what Twenty months in the making, “Oxymoron” has finally surfaced, and the hard work of the Compton MC shines throughout in spite of some lyrical shortcomings. The album’s cover, which pictures Schoolboy Q wearing a bonnet and ski […]


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