Shana Friedman is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in Computer Science. She can be reached at [email protected]

Visiting the Hill this week

MONDAY Resonances of Silence: Sounding against Nuclear Power in Post-Fukushima Japan Details: Marié Abe, assistant professor of music at Boston University, will discuss the sounds of chindon-ya and its role in Japanese social movements after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. When and Where: 12 – 1:30 p.m., Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center, Varis Lecture […]

Mass. ACLU director discusses Constitution in today’s society

Tufts celebrated this year’s Constitution Day on Friday afternoon with a lecture by Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts Carol Rose, who spoke about the lasting significance of the Constitution in American society. The talk, titled “Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: A Constitutional Update,” took place in the Crane Room and was co-sponsored […]

Visiting the Hill this week

MONDAY Palestinian Faculty Perspectives on Gaza Details: Assistant Professor of Anthropoloy Amahl Bishara, Lecturer of Peace and Justice Studies Sa’ed Atshan and Lecturer of Arabic Souad Zendah will speak about Gaza. When and Where: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 304 Sponsors: Middle Eastern Studies Program, Tufts Arabic Program TUESDAY The Economics Department Seminar Series: Late Interventions Matter […]

Tufts Tech Transfer office welcomes new senior director

Erik Halvorsen started in his new role as senior director of technology transfer and industry collaboration in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research on Aug. 4. Halvorsen comes to Tufts after serving as the executive director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Technology and Innovation Development Office. Halvorsen said that he will oversee the translation of innovation and research […]

Pinkberry tries for Davis location, with opposition

Following two failed attempts last year, national frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry will apply next month for the third time to expand to Somerville’s Davis Square with a new location. Pinkberry’s application to attain a special permit is pending approval by the Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals at a February hearing, according to junior Sherry Albert, […]

Author Sayed Kashua discusses life as Israeli-born Palestinian

Sayed Kashua yesterday evening spoke on the Hill about his work as a director and author satirizing his experience as an Israeli-born Palestinian living in Jerusalem. The event, titled “Second Person Singular,” was held at the Granoff Family Hillel Center and was sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Diversity Fund, the Center for Humanities at […]

Class of 2016 acceptance rate lowest in history

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions last Thursday released its admissions decisions for Tufts’ Class of 2016, which with an acceptance rate of 21 percent is the lowest in Tufts’ history. This year’s acceptance rate was the Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ second consecutive record low, and this year was the third straight year in which the […]

Eric Greitens selected as commencement speaker

Former United States Navy SEAL officer, humanitarian worker and award-winning author Eric Greitens will deliver this year’s commencement address, according to Director of Public Relations Kim Thurler. Greitens is currently a Senior Fellow at the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri and in the MBA Program at the Olin Business School […]

Tufts explores nutrition minor program with two study options

Spurred by a recent increase in student demand for an undergraduate academic program in nutrition, a group of Tufts faculty has begun to explore the prospect of an interdisciplinary nutrition minor within the School of Arts and Sciences. Current Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Robin Kanarek is at the forefront […]

Icelandic president discusses diplomacy

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson yesterday spoke at Tufts in a panel titled “The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation” about diplomatic relations in the Arctic concerning the warming global climate and untapped resources in the region. He was joined by Swedish diplomat Pontus Melander, Russian economist Alexander Pilyasov and Lieutenant Governor of […]