Professors discuss Mandela’s legacy on South African politics

The International Relations (IR) Program’s Director’s Leadership Council continued its crash course lecture series last night, with a commemorative event entitled, “Nelson Mandela’s Legacy and the Future of South African Politics.” Associate Professor of Political Science Pearl Robinson and Associate Professor of History Jeanne Penvenne spoke at the event, moderated by Director of Africana Studies […]


Professors discuss Mandela’s legacy on South African politics

The International Relations (IR) Program’s Director’s Leadership Council continued its crash course lecture series last night, with a commemorative event entitled, “Nelson Mandela’s Legacy and the Future of South African Politics.” Associate Professor of Political Science Pearl Robinson and Associate Professor of History Jeanne Penvenne spoke at the event, moderated by Director of Africana Studies […]


Tufts officially launches pre-matriculation service program

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service yesterday unveiled its new “Tufts 1+4 Program” during its Symposium on Service and Leadership, in which retired General Stanley McChrystal spoke at Cohen Auditorium. The event began with a welcome from University President Anthony Monaco who introduced Alan Solomont (A ’70), the recently appointed dean […]


Activist, former Black Panther Party leader delivers lecture

Dhoruba Bin Wahad, an activist and author who organized Black Panther Party chapters in New York City, gave a lecture yesterday during which he spoke about modern racism and social justice. Wahad began his lecture, “”The Rise of Democratic Fascism: Post ’60s Revision of Black Radicalism in America and the Corporate National-Security-State,”” by thanking students […]


Senate discusses RA policies at weekly meeting

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate meeting began last night with an open forum discussion about Tufts’ Resident Advisor (RA) policy. The Senate debated RAs responsibilities when dealing with behavioral and alcohol related incidents and discussed the possibility of allowing RAs to serve for only one semester as opposed to the full academic year which […]


TCU Senate update

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate announced the selection of new senators during its weekly meeting in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room yesterday evening. TCU President Joe Thibodeau, a senior, announced that juniors Gordon Silverman and Robert Joseph would begin serving as junior class senators immediately. Additionally, junior Andrew Nu?±ez will begin serving as the […]


Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ turns 10

At the height of his fame, MC extraordinaire Jay-Z had a choice to make. Should he honor the request of Kanye West, an innovative young producer who wanted to rap over some of the beats he himself had crafted, or abide by his peers’ beliefs that those same beats would be better off saved for […]


TCU Senate Trustee Reps present venture projects

The three Trustee Representatives on the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate delivered a mock presentation of their venture projects in Eaton 203 last night, in preparation for their upcoming meeting with the Board of Trustees this Friday. The venture projects include improving access to career counselors, increasing financial aid opportunities for non-Tufts study abroad programs […]


Best-selling author discusses recent novel

Rachel Kushner, author of “The Flamethrowers,” spoke at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) on Tuesday afternoon. Kushner began by reading an excerpt of her novel, which focuses on the New York arts scene in 1975. The novel was selected as a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, named one of the […]


TCU Senate update

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate at its meeting yesterday unanimously passed a resolution calling on the administration to reform Tufts’ on-campus voter registration process. “Currently, there is no centralized and organized voter registration system on the Tufts University campus, which creates an obstacle to voting for the student body,” the resolution reads. The resolution […]


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