Senior Profile: Jessica Laporte

Senior Jessica Laporte is dedicated to causes both on and off campus. In addition to holding leadership positions in the Interdenominational Christian Fellowship (ICF) and Tufts Mountain Club (TMC), Laporte is working to develop international clean water solutions. In less than a month, Laporte will move to Haiti, where she will work for a year […]

Tufts dance community seeks greater institutional support

Renata Celichowska, director of dance in the Department of Drama and Dance, estimates that over 700 students at Tufts participate in some form of dance activity on campus. Despite this substantial number, most students may not be aware that more than 15 student dance groups exist on campus. While larger groups like Tufts Dance Collective […]

University Archivist Anne Sauer leaves Tufts Digital Collections and Archives

Anne Sauer (LA ’91, G ’98), the former director of Tufts Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) and university archivist, last Monday joined the staff of the Cornell University Library as director of the rare and manuscript collections. A double Jumbo, Sauer earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees, both in history, here on the Hill.  “I […]

Adjunct union, Tufts Labor Coalition remain active despite postponed negotiations

The part-time faculty at Tufts made headlines last semester after voting to unionize under the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)’s Adjunct Action campaign. Thus far, there has been one bargaining session with the administration to discuss the goals of part-time faculty, as the past two attempted sessions were canceled due to scheduling difficulties.  Tufts Labor […]

Tufts MAKE expands into app design, holds workshops for students

It has been a little over a year since Tufts MAKE arrived on the campus scene in January of 2013. A subgroup of the Tufts Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Tufts MAKE began as a club focused on developing assistive technology for people with disabilities. While awaiting official recognition from the Tufts Community Union, the […]

The story behind Jumbo the Elephant

Jumbo the elephant, a figure that most Tufts students wear on sweatshirts, hats and hoodies with pride, is one of the only animal mascots in the nation chosen for his heroism. The elephant is a circus legend of bravery who also gave origin to the modern use of the term “jumbo” to mean “large in […]

New alcohol policy alters judicial process

Before last semester’s changes in Tufts’ drug and alcohol policy, students often feared judicial consequences when seeking assistance during alcohol emergencies. The recent additions of the limited Amnesty approach and Good Samaritan policy, however, marked the first major changes to the university’s drug and alcohol policy in three years. The new policy eliminates judicial consequences […]