Q&A: Friedman School professor Sean Cash discusses research on Facebook use

How much value do people assign to their Facebook accounts? More than $1,000 per user, according to a recent study in which researchers paid users to deactivate their accounts for a year. The study was headed by a team of researchers across the country, including Associate Professor at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Sean Cash, and […]

Students call for improvement of on-campus diversity after racist, discriminatory interactions with faculty

Tufts University, by its own account, is racially and ethnically diverse. On its website, the Admissions Office says, “The energy of the Tufts community is due in no small part to the mix of people. Jumbos come from a range of backgrounds and bring diverse talents, opinions, interests, and experience to the table.” It becomes […]

Tufts students, journalists discuss safety threats, dealing with repression

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist who published criticisms of the Saudi Crown Prince’s policies, was killed inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. While the murder of journalists may seem relatively uncommon, many journalists and individuals conducting research, including Tufts students, either face threats that compromise their personal safety in areas affected […]

Architectural studies majors form new student club for building skills, community

Juniors Elizabeth Cornfeld and Jane Nasta, both architectural studies majors, founded the Tufts Architecture Society this fall. Prior to its creation, there was no group on campus specifically for students interested in architecture, according to Cornfeld. “We noticed when we came to Tufts that there was no club that was strictly devoted to architecture,” Cornfeld […]

El Centro: Love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud … Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” This quote comes from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 in the Bible. I appreciate this quote because it […]

Campus tour guides express concern that lack of compensation limits financial diversity

For many prospective college students, a positive campus tour experience is the deciding factor for whether they ultimately choose to apply. This holds true at Tufts, where many students cite their tour as the reason for their application. For first-year Sarah Unterberger, her tour was a significant factor in her decision to apply early decision. “My tour guide described how curious and passionate […]

The Tide: Kyrsten Sinema

A Democrat had not won a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona since 1988 — only two years after John McCain began his 30-year career in the Senate — when Dennis Deconcini was reelected to a third and final term. Arizona has long been seen as a solidly red state, with the exception of the 1996 […]

Students, faculty support proposed Native American and Indigenous Studies minor

A student-led petition aims to create a new Native American and Indigenous Studies minor program in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD). The program’s viability is likely greater due to the RCD’s recent obtainment of departmental status and has support among former and current RCD faculty. A group of students addressed their petition to create […]

Active Minds at Tufts considers training professors to support students’ mental health

Content warning: This article discusses mental health. Active Minds at Tufts, the university’s chapter of Active Minds — an advocacy organization dedicated to prioritizing students’ mental health with representatives at over 450 colleges and high schools — is drawing support from a new demographic: professors. Active Minds at Tufts carries out its mission on two fronts, according to senior Emma Lampropoulos, the chapter’s social chair. The first is […]

SMFA students discuss artists’ share of proceeds at annual Art Sale

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts hosted its annual Art Sale this November. The sale featured over 600 works from current SMFA students, alumni, faculty, staff and other affiliated artists, according to the director of the sale, Monica Manoski. Manoski, who also serves as the development officer at the SMFA, noted […]