Tufts sees drop in number of Fulbright scholars

Nine Tufts students were named Fulbright scholars for the 2011?12 year, down from the 17 students who last year were awarded the prestigious scholarship. Still, scholars and administrators believe that the university prepares students to be competitive applicants. Tufts in the 2010?11 year tied with Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities for the 12th place among […]

Tufts Med Center and Blue Cross continue contract negotiations

Tufts Medical Center and health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts are back at the negotiating table after a tense month of contract negotiations. If negotiations fail, Blue Cross customers would have to find new doctors or insurance providers. The setbacks highlight faults in the state’s healthcare system, according to Healthcare advocates. Tufts […]

Tufts administrators respond to escalating rate of theft

A slew of recently reported thefts on campus has led Tufts administrators to step up efforts to educate students about the safety of their personal belongings. This month alone several items have been stolen from Hodgdon, Miller, South and Wren Halls, including a bike, a TV and laptops, according to Carrie Ales, assistant director of […]

Tufts Democrats promote discussion on cyber security

Tufts students packed into the Alumnae Lounge on Friday night to attend a panel discussion titled “Cyber Security: Policy, Science, and Ethics” hosted by the Tufts Democrats. The panel, the Tufts Democrats’ annual Issues of the Future 2011 lecture, featured Susan Landau, a visiting scholar in computer science at Harvard University specializing in cyber security, […]

Rutgers Professor, to speak today, comments on importance of Iowa caucuses

Professor of Political Science and Director for the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University David Redlawsk will discuss his new book, “Why Iowa?: How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process,” today at 12 p.m. in Barnum Hall 008. The Daily spoke with Redlawsk last week to discuss the role […]

Tufts to provide weekend shuttle to Harvard in place of Red Line

The Tufts administration will provide a free weekend shuttle service from campus to Harvard Square in order to mitigate the impact of the impending Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Red Line repairs, according to Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell. MBTA earlier this month announced that starting Nov. 5, the Red Line north of the Harvard […]

Group uses satellite technology to track war crimes in Sudan

When sophomore Ben Wang signed up for a summer internship as a data collection and analysis intern at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), he did not expect to discover what the group believes could be a war crime. SSP was launched last fall by George Clooney and the Enough Project co−Founder John […]

Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidates exchange blows

Though the election is still a year away, the race for the Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate is already heating up between incumbent Scott Brown (R−Mass., LA ’81) and front−runner Democratic candidate and Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren. Brown came under fire from women’s rights groups and Democrats for comments he made on […]

Agreement to clarify club sports funding

The Athletics Department and Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate last week signed a new funding agreement for club sports, promising increased transparency and financial oversight. The Club Sports Funding Agreement was signed on Sept. 27, and aims to define how to spend the annual budget, which is allocated by the Senate to the Athletics Department […]

Palestine deserves rights of a state, Atshan says

Lecturer of Peace and Justice Studies Sa’ed Atshan called for better Palestinian leadership that more adequately addresses the peoples’ grievances, and a one−state solution to the Israeli−Palestinian conflict at last night’s “crash−course” on the Palestinians’ bid to the United Nations for statehood. The event, hosted by the Tufts chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine […]