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 […]


Human: Opinions

We are nearing the end of the semester, and I am sitting here, writing my last piece. I think it’s appropriate now to talk a bit about how we got here. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but I’ve never felt ownership of my writing. Part of it is how my past education has taught me that […]


Romance studies department responds to criticism of new French, Spanish minors

Tufts’ Department of Romance Studies recently announced the creation of new French and Spanish minors. This decision, which had been called for by the student body for many years, has led to significant praise and celebration by students who have the opportunity to pursue these minors, while also drawing criticism on the minors’ restrictive eligibility requirement. Interim […]


El Centro: Political exclusivity

I was recently chatting with a friend about the issue of political exclusivity at Tufts. He expressed his frustration with the lack of range in political debates and discussions surrounding identity at Tufts. Interestingly enough, he echoed similar sentiments that I’ve heard shared by people of color, by women and by people with accents foreign […]


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