Work-study students balance commitments, find financial security

Some Tufts students have a light Friday schedule to start the weekend, but not sophomore Mrugank Bhusari, who starts his Friday with classes from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This leaves him with just enough time to pick up a quick lunch from Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run before an afternoon shift at his work-study job with the Institute […]

Ripple Effect: The Charity Dilemma

International charity is borne of the noblest of intentions. But does it work as intended? Actually, quite often, it does. The pioneering work of a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in health comes first to my mind: The Carter Center’s near eradication of Guinea worm disease across tropical Asia and Africa, Doctors Without Borders’ efforts to provide care […]

International students reflect on military service, its impact on the college experience

While most Tufts students do not consider a career in the military, a number of international students, either by obligation or by personal choice, commit themselves to serving their native armed forces during or after their time at Tufts. Andrew Shiotani, who works with students who need to take leaves of absence for such reasons in […]

Making my (Den)mark: Amsterdam

My first travel weekend: complete. Last weekend, I took an excursion to Amsterdam with two of my DIS friends. First of all, I’d just like to say that European airports are way more efficient than those back home. I’m not even kidding; it took 15 minutes total to get through security and all the way to our […]

Lisztomania: Czech it Out

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Except in extraneous cases about which I am most certainly not qualified to discuss, something cannot arise from nothing. What makes music so amazing is its ability to defy this fundamental law. This week, I will be focusing on the Czech nationalist movement […]

Online summer course program at Tufts continues to expand

Online summer courses are an option for Tufts students looking to take classes that they might not necessarily be able to fit into their schedules during the fall or spring semesters. According to the Summer at Tufts website, the online courses are “designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students.” The website […]

Daily Week: Meet the Managing Board

Editor’s note: The Daily’s editorial board acknowledges that this article is premised on a conflict of interest. This article is a special feature for Daily Week that does not represent the Daily’s standard journalistic practices.  These interviews have been edited for clarity and length. The Daily has been in production since 1980. From writing content […]

Ripple Effect: Comparative advantage in bribery

Why do countries give foreign aid? Most would say to advance national interest. Clearly, however, donor countries like the U.S. don’t give purely out of generosity. They expect something in return. This idea is nothing new and is probably correct — but I don’t think it fully answers the question. National interest is a somewhat […]

Alumni for Trustees election candidates share platforms, connections to Tufts

Kenneth C. Fan (E ‘01, F ‘07), David B. Meyers (A ‘96), Lori Roth (J ‘86) and Sonja Bartlett (A ’90) are running for the Tufts University Board of Trustees after having been selected by the Nominating Committee of the Tufts University Alumni Council. The Daily spoke with the four candidates to learn about their stances on […]

Somerville with Townie Tim: Breakfast

Weekend breakfast is a staple of social culture in Somerville. I, more than most, know that getting up after a late weekend night can be difficult. But if you are sleeping in and getting some sort of sandwich in Carm at 1 p.m. on a Saturday, you are missing out on an entire world of goodness. […]