Substance abuse treatment clinic, recovery residence opens at Tufts

For students recovering from substance abuse, the road to sobriety can be a long and lonely one. A new set of resources for Tufts students in recovery aims to change that. The Haven at College, a private organization, is partnering with Tufts to operate an outpatient substance abuse treatment center and a recovery residence for […]

Tufts students describe impact of EEE outbreak

Many Tufts students first learned of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) on Aug. 16; the rare mosquito-transmitted virus has affected nine Massachusetts residents since its initial outbreak in August. In a mass email sent days before the beginning of first-year pre-orientation, the Tufts Department of Public Safety warned students of this disease, which can cause brain […]

Antidotes to Climate Apathy: We’re not out of time just yet

Hey. Do you often spend the night awake, worrying about the impending warming of planet Earth and subsequent death of all Earth’s creatures? If so, welcome to Antidotes to Climate Apathy, because this column is for you. As I’m sure many of you have heard, it’s not looking too great on the average global temperature […]

The Value of Residency: Students, administration discuss residency requirement hurdles

Though there are many different academic requirements that must be satisfied in order to obtain a Tufts degree, one of the most unexpected obstacles to graduation for undergraduates can be the residency requirement. Regardless of fulfilled distribution requirements or completion of a major concentration, the residency requirement dictates that a student must be matriculated and […]

Somerville with Townie Tim: Allston Christmas

Hello students and welcome back to Somerville! For all those returning to the column, it’s good to have you back. This semester promises to be a good one. But before we really get into the jibber-jabber, how was your move-in? If you are new to Tufts, then you probably did the whole song and dance […]

Bite Size Stories: Nimish’s Tigris Paneer

Cooking and eating food can often evoke memories. For senior Nimish Adhikari, lightly frying paneer and sautéing onions, bell peppers and tomatoes remind him of his younger brother. Each dish prepared for us was one of his family member’s favorites, he and his mom sharing their love for daikon and his dad preferring the channa […]

Animal groups at Tufts provide students with study breaks, emotional support

During stressful periods of the semester, seeing a dog in Tisch Library may light up the day for students cramming inside. While events featuring dogs and other animals happen on campus a handful of times throughout the year, the desire for more consistent pet contact has prompted many students to search out animal interaction in […]

JumboCash: Foundations of Investing

With a myriad of unique jargon and opinionated talking heads in the media, finance can seem esoteric, intimidating and confusing. Through my column, I intend to simplify the field and equip students with the knowledge to make informed investing decisions. Whether you work in the financial services profession or not, investing will play a key […]

Africana Center celebrates 50 years of black excellence

A student protest sparked the founding of the Africana Center, then known as the Afro-American Cultural Center, in 1969. Students’ creativity produced the first edition of the black student literary magazine Onyx in 1984. Decades of student activism prompted the creation of the Africana Studies program in 2012. Students’ outrage led to The Three Percent […]

Q&A: New Tufts Data Intensive Studies Center director Dr. Abani Patra

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Dr. Abani Patra was appointed director of the up and coming Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) at Tufts University this past spring. He started in this position on Aug. 15. Patra has an extensive background in computational and data sciences. He previously served as […]