Lisztomania: Nostalgia

In wracking my brain for ideas on what to write for this column for commencement, memories of my high school graduation flooded into my mind, and I started to become nostalgic. Even after a year, it is still hard for me to fully grasp the fact that those four years of my life are over, […]


Senior Profile: Emily Ki Wan Sim

Ever since computer science major Emily Ki Wan Sim arrived at Tufts as the first in her family to go to college, she has worked to ensure it will be easier for others to follow in her footsteps. In four years, Sim has served as the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Treasurer, worked as a […]


Senior Profile: Eva Kahan

Few students have been more involved in the Tufts international relations (IR) community than history and IR double major Eva Kahan. As co-director of Alliance Linking in Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES), a member of the IR Student Advisory Board and founding member of Tufts Women in International Relations, Kahan has dedicated her […]


Making my (Den)mark: The Final Countdown

I really can’t believe how quickly this semester has gone by. So, I’ve decided to write about the top 5 things I will miss the most about Copenhagen and studying abroad. Classes. I know, I know … Why would anyone actually miss the school part of study abroad? Well, my classes with DIS have revitalized […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Summertime

As the great poets of the band Sublime once said, “Summertime and the livin’s easy.” If you think otherwise, just ask all the people “in the dance”; they will gladly acknowledge that Sublime is “qualified to represent the [Long Beach Community] LBC.” Hopefully, after a semester of reading this column, you will admit that your […]


As humanities majors continue to drop, students, faculty, administrators grapple with the value of a liberal arts degree

Tufts University has long been recognized for its robust liberal arts curriculum and nationally ranked international relations program, while also providing research opportunities and facilities for its undergraduates. Historically, Tufts began as a small liberal arts college chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1852, joining the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in […]


Senior Profile: Parker Breza

Since his early days growing up just outside of Minneapolis, Minn., senior Parker Breza has had a passion for student activism. “I had been pretty active in high school around issues of social justice, and I knew that it was something I wanted to do in college as well,” Breza said. Breza saw that the […]


History on the Hill: Identity-based resource centers

With several vacant or soon-to-be vacant director positions in the identity-based resource centers at Tufts, students have been asking administrators to act quickly to fill those vacancies and commit to staffing these centers in the interim. Searches for new directors of the Asian American, Latino and Women’s Centers are now underway, and interim staffing plans […]


Senior Profile: Shaan Merchant

During his four years at Tufts, Shaan Merchant has kept busy. He created his own interdisciplinary studies major in political media, served on the executive board of the Tisch Council for Philanthropic Leadership and worked as a barista at The Rez. Merchant is also a food tour guide for Boston’s Little Italy and shares his […]


Ripple Effect: How many languages are there?

Nobody knows exactly how many languages there are, and we probably never will. The best we can do is estimate. Most counts put the number somewhere between 6,500 and 7,000. It’s a bit like trying to measure a coastline — another task which seems simple at first but is in fact quite complicated. Coasts are […]


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