Revisiting introversion and extroversion: A reflection on starting college, making friends

Orientation week might have been one of the most stressful and draining weeks of my first semester. Not only was I adjusting to a new place and gearing up to start college, but I was meeting new people all the time. It felt like I always had to be “on,” ready with a “My name […]

Former University President DiBiaggio dies at 87

Former University President John DiBiaggio died on Feb. 1 at 87. He was Tufts’ 11th president, serving from 1992 to 2001. DiBiaggio’s signature achievements at Tufts include founding the University College of Citizenship and Public Service in 2000 — now known as the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life — and leading a successful […]

What’s next: Truly first in the nation

Last Tuesday, over 295,000 votes were cast in the New Hampshire Democratic primary — a record turnout. Senator Bernie Sanders won the primary, with former Mayor Pete Buttigieg in second and Senator Amy Klobuchar in third place. One of the first towns to vote, however, didn’t quite agree with the rest of New Hampshire. In […]

Students seek to bring greater school spirit to Tufts sporting events

Tufts’ women’s basketball team has dominated the NESCAC, finishing its first-ever undefeated season with a No. 1 ranking and a record of 24–0. Yet at the team’s Saturday afternoon game against Conn. College on Feb. 8, the stands were filled with more excited parents than Tufts students cheering on the Jumbos. This scene is not unique; despite […]

Bite Sized Stories: Bountiful bagels

Jaclyn and Maddie woke up early in the morning to start preparing the bagels for a potluck brunch. There were few expectations for their first attempt at these hole-y breads, but with plenty of everything bagel seasoning — caraway, sesame and poppy seeds along with dried garlic and dried onion — they were bound to […]

Alumni trustee candidate Tejas Mehta hopes to bring Tufts community together

Every year, members of the alumni community vote for who will represent the alumni on the Board of Trustees, the highest body of governance for the university. One of the two candidates running for that position this year is Dr. Tejas Mehta (M’92). Mehta comes from a family steeped in the Tufts experience: her son […]

Get off campus guide: Art art art

If you feel like leaving your room despite the howling winds and sub-freezing temperatures, taking in a little of Boston’s rich art scene might warm you up, at least intellectually.  The city offers many different venues and types of art to the public, from galleries to museums, but I tried to find options that were […]

Revisiting introversion and extroversion: Being an introvert in an extroverted world

What would you think if I told you that Western societies, including American society, are unwittingly geared toward extroverts? As a reflective introvert myself, the thought hadn’t occurred to me until I read “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. In her TED Talk, she explains that […]

In deep-blue Somerville, it’s a race between Sanders, Warren

Some 20 people were crammed into Colin Peterson’s modest second-story apartment in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Somerville around 9:30 a.m. last Saturday morning. The crowd turned out on a bright but chilly weekend morning to carpool up to New Hampshire to canvas for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign three days before voters began […]

What’s Next: Censuring the president?

During the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia suggested a different method of holding the president accountable: a censure, or a “formal statement of disapproval.” Sen. Manchin said he felt a “bipartisan majority of this body would vote to censure President Trump,” as opposed to voting to remove […]