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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 […]

Men’s and women’s crew have impressive showings at annual Head of the Charles

The Tufts men’s and women’s crew teams competed at the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday. The Jumbos competed in the men’s collegiate four, eight and the Director’s Challenge, and in the women’s collegiate eight and the Director’s Challenge. Though neither team placed in the top 10 in any of the races, it […]

Engineering Student Council promotes collaboration, builds community

The School of Engineering has over 800 undergraduate students across 15 degree programs. But until recently, the umbrella organization that sought to build a closer engineering student community had been inactive. In 2015, a group of engineering students led by current seniors Ryan Stocking, Sopuruchukwu Ezenwa, Logan Garbarini and Danielle Skufca restarted the Engineering Student Council (ESC). According to the website, the council’s vision is […]

Golf places third in qualifier, advances to NESCAC Championships for first time in history

On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, the Tufts golf team finished third out of 10 teams at the NESCAC Fall Qualifier at Indian Hill Country Club. Their strong play earned them a spot at the NESCAC Championship in the spring, marking the first time in history that the Jumbos have qualified. The team most recently competed at the Blazer’s Fall […]