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Tom Guan is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major. Tom can be reached at [email protected]


Open Mike Eagle’s new album ‘Anime, Trauma and Divorce’ doesn’t deliver what it could

Mike Eagle’s latest album, “Anime, Trauma and Divorce” (2020), as its title suggests, is his most vulnerable one yet. Each of the three elements occupies a unique place in the album and culminates in an admirably personal tale of loss, confusion and anguish. 


Intersection of politics, religion in Ukraine discussed at Fletcher School conference

Divided into a keynote address and three panel discussions, the conference focused on the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, and issues regarding geopolitics, pluralism and security in the country.


Jess Keiser explores the Enlightened psyche, “nervous fictions” in new book

Terming a hybrid body of work, which includes scientific writing using literary metaphors and literature importing science to explore the psyche, as “nervous fiction,” the book asks important questions about the relationship between the body and the mind, between “rational” scientific inquiry and literary expression.


Professor of Government Chryl Laird lectures on politics, Black vote

Laird began the conversation by playing a clip from the television series “Black-ish" (2014–), and asked the audience to consider why the characters featured, despite having different leanings on social issues, dislike the Republican Party.


Rural organizer Matt Hildreth discusses progressive causes, election

Matt Hildreth, executive director of RuralOrganizing.org, a national organization that advocates for progressive causes in rural America, spoke to the Tufts community in a webinar on Monday. The event was part of the Civic Life Lunch series hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, and was moderated by Jessica Byrnes, program administrator at Tisch College.


Talloires Network marks 15th anniversary, rebrands global coalition

Lorlene Hoyt, executive director of the Talloires Network, remarked that the updated mission is a more accurate representation of what the Talloires Network has already embraced.


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 […]


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