Somerville Mayor calls for divestment

In his sixth inaugural address, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone outlined his goals for the city, with many pertaining specifically to the environment and divestment from fossil fuels. Our environment, in fact, is priceless,” Curtatone, Somerville’s mayor since 2004, said in his inaugural address. “Around the world, cities are taking the lead in sustainability. As we […]

New group mobilizes on immigrant justice issues

Issues surrounding immigration and its reform are back in the spotlight, both on the national level and at Tufts. On Friday, President Obama paid a visit to activists who have been fasting on the National Mall for weeks in an effort to move progress on an immigration reform overhaul, which would provide a pathway towards […]

Tufts alumna breaks barriers as U.S. public printer

Davita Vance-Cooks’ (J ’77) nomination as 27th public printer of the Government Printing Office is trend-breaking in two ways: Vance-Cooks is both the first African-American and the first woman to ever hold this title. President Barack Obama on May 9 announced her nomination as public printer, and she was later sworn in on Aug. 21. […]

Closed Circuit’ bores in theaters with cheap thrills

The government is watching us – all of us. This sentiment, particularly resonant for audiences at a time when WikiLeaks and the NSA are prominent parts of today’s zeitgeist, pervades the new British film Closed Circuit.” Directed by John Crowley and written by Steven Knight, the film is fiercely British. It takes place in London, […]

MFA showcases newly restored ‘Portrait of Jason’

In a quiet and chilly auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this week, a man named Jason is having his picture taken. I am doing what I want to do and it’s a nice feeling that somebody is taking a picture of it. This is a picture I can save forever,” Jason […]

Theater Review | Boston Ballet showcases five new dances

Fresh from the successful Night of Stars” event which took place Sept. 21 on the Boston Common, the Boston Ballet returned to an indoor stage last Thursday and Friday with “BB@Home.” This special performance celebrated the choreography of one of its own dancers in a smaller venue designed to seat just 150. “BB@home” showcased the […]

TV Review | ‘The Americans’ returns strong in second season

Television, it seems, is rife with political thrillers of all kinds: from Scandal” (2012-present) and “Homeland” (2011-present) to Netflix’s “House of Cards” (2013-present) and the upcoming “Crisis,” the genre is clearly in no short supply. These buzzy shows have garnered intense and loyal fans, impressive ratings and frequent critical acclaim (the exception here is “Crisis,” […]

SAAC hosts former Wizards interim head coach Ed Tapscott

The Tufts Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a talk on Nov. 5 led by former Washington Wizards interim head coach and long-time NBA executive Ed Tapscott (LA ’75). The talk, which was moderated by sophomore women’s soccer player Allie Weiller, is one of the first steps that SAAC has taken in advancing its organizational […]

TCU Senate update

The final Tufts Community Union Senate meeting of the semester took place in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room last night with discussion of the final version of the Diversity Report and an announcement regarding the Committee on Student Life’s (CSL) justified departure” policy. TCU Diversity Council Affairs Officer Darien Headen announced that the final version […]

New ostrich sculpture, Web app draw attention to campus art

Although students are back on campus, one familiar icon has not returned. This summer, the bronze sculpture of an acorn head that was located in a planter just downhill of Tisch Library, also known as Colossal AcornHead” by Vermont artist Leslie Fry, has disappeared. In its place is a new piece: “Autruche II,” which translates […]