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New Faculty Q&A: Lauren Crowe

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. In the wake of Dr. Susan Koegel’s departure from the biology department in spring 2019, cell biologist Dr. Lauren Crowe has joined Tufts as a lecturer who will begin teaching this fall. The Tufts Daily sat down with Dr. Crowe to discuss her background, […]

Tufts Lifting Club aims to expand weightlifting community, make gym more accessible

The Tufts Lifting Club is aimed at encouraging and promoting health and wellness on campus by creating a community for those interested in weightlifting and powerlifting, according to club president Daniel Moon, a junior at Tufts. He spoke to finding a small community in the gym and the desire to expand that experience to the wider Tufts community. […]

Latin American Committee creates space for discussion about regional issues

According to the Latin American Committe (LAC) Facebook page and co-presidents Jorge Eguiguren and Sara Torres-Raisbeck, the LAC was founded under the Institute of Global Leadership (IGL) in the spring of 2019 in order to encourage widespread community discussion about political issues in Latin America. Thus far according to the IGL website, the group has hosted a discussion on the Venezuelan […]

Kritzer Laboratory employs interdisciplinary techniques to solve biomedical problems

Joshua Kritzer, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, prides himself on his laboratory’s interdisciplinary nature and focus on peptide biology to solve modern biomedical problems. “Traditionally, in drug discovery, the pharmaceutical industry has relied on small molecule drugs … but there is a limit to what we can affect with those drugs,” Kritzer said. Kritzer explained […]

IGL facilitates student discussion and involvement in global issues

The Institute of Global Leadership (IGL) traces its roots to 1985, when the entire program was a one-day symposium led by Tufts political science lecturer Sherman Teichman, and has fostered discussion of complex global issues ever since. IGL Associate Director Heather Barry said that Teichman created the program to stimulate more dialogue about international terrorism. The institution that formed in the following decades expanded […]

Senior Profile: Jordan Kemp shoots baskets, researches nanophysics

Graduating senior Jordan Kemp is a physics major from Kutztown, Pa. who plans to use his fruitful and multifaceted career at Tufts to fuel his pursuit of graduate study in physics. He said that the varied opportunities that Tufts provided him with have contributed to his accomplishments on campus, even despite coming in without a […]

William Scott enters finals of ‘Jeopardy! College Championship’

For many trivia buffs, getting on “Jeopardy!” (1984–) is a dream. Very few people are selected to be the ones clicking the buzzer, giving answers in the forms of questions and devising strategies to bet money on the Daily Double. Over the past week, first-year and Tufts Quiz Bowl member William Scott has been living […]

Combined degree students navigate degree requirements, study abroad opportunities

Students in the five-year BFA + BA/BS combined degree program between the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts are immersed in a rigorous program of study as they balance degrees in the liberal arts or the sciences and an extensive concentration in the […]

Students and ExCollege describe motivations, benefits of peer-teaching

What brings a student to get up out of their seat and in front of the classroom to become a peer teacher is not a certain amount of expertise, but rather a desire to create a classroom around a topic of interest. As architects of their courses, students take the reins on what is taught […]

Cross country prepares for New England Div. III Race this weekend

Following a successful run at the NESCAC Championships on Oct. 28, the Jumbos will compete at the New England Div. III Regional Championship on Saturday as both the men’s and women’s teams look to build on an impressive season. For the men’s team, juniors Colin Raposo, Brian Reaney, Dylan Jones, Christian Swenson, Hiroto Watanabe and Andrew […]