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Tufts Dining workers strained by COVID-19 impact, understaffed

Tufts Dining workers say that COVID-19 protocols and the new ordering system are causing a serious staff shortage, leaving them feeling weary and unappreciated.


‘Every Angel is terror’: ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ reconsidered

What drove me back to watching Shinji Ikari driving a giant robot into the end of the world was, of course, not just the series’ spectacular visual and auditory features. Beyond the guises of a sci-fi apocalypse of giant robot fighting monsters or a voyage into Judeo-Christian mythologies, “Eva” at its core is about trauma and guilt, and our capacity to transcend them.


Talloires Network awards competitive grants to global partners

Lorlene Hoyt, executive director of the Talloires Network and a research professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts, explained that the grants are part of the University Award for Innovative Civic Engagement and are funded by a grant from the Open Society Foundations Higher Education Support Program.


Rabbi Jordan Braunig leaves Tufts Hillel for Emory

Rabbi Jordan Braunig will be departing Tufts Hillel in the fall to assume the role of Jewish chaplain at Emory University. Braunig served as the director of the Initiative for Innovative Community Building at Tufts Hillel.  During his tenure at the university, the Community Building Fellows program remained a central focus of Braunig’s work. According […]


Tufts announces fall 2020 move-in updates

Tufts University announced its move-in plan for students living on and off campus in an email sent today by university administrators. Revised campus arrival dates, which begin on August 16 and end on September 13, in addition to protocols such as mandatory testing and quarantine, purport to reduce the risk of exposure among the Tufts […]


Tufts students engage in civic projects through Tisch Student COVID Response Program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life has continued its educational mission of civic engagement through the establishment of the Tisch Student COVID Response (TSCR) Program. The TSCR provides funding to students who wish to engage in self-designed or existing projects that address the impacts of COVID-19 on various communities. […]


Green Line Extension construction continues amid pandemic

The Green Line Extension (GLX) project of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will continue its construction amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This project’s contract was awarded in November 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2021. While the cities of Somerville and Medford issued construction stoppages to adhere to social distancing guidelines, […]


World Peace Foundation panelists discuss internationalization of African conflicts

Noel Twagiramungu, a fellow at the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation, gave a talk on Monday titled “Transnational Conflict.” The panel examined the conventional wisdom regarding African regional conflicts, and questioned the effectiveness of prevalent research methods in […]


Tisch roof garden renovation proposal wins Green Fund competition

The Tufts Office of Sustainability announced the seven winners of this year’s Green Fund earlier this month. In one of two such grants awarded to the Medford/Somerville campus, winners Alicia Bellido and Bayley Koopman plan to renovate the rooftop garden on top of the Tisch Library in order to improve its environmental impact. Using budgets […]


MIT researcher discusses Madagascar pharmaceutical industry

Gabrielle Robbins, a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), spoke on Friday about how local farmers in Madagascar navigate their relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies in a globalized setting. Robbins visited Tufts for the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) lunch seminar, co-hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life […]


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