Editorial: Senior Dinner should be less career-focused, more celebratory

On three nights over the span of the past two weeks, seniors flooded into Gifford House in their best ‘business casual’ attire, looking forward to one of the first senior events of graduation season, a night that promised to honor Tufts seniors with good food, an open mic for students to share their best memories and […]

Editorial: Tufts needs a space to discuss masculinity

In the wake of the #MeToo movement’s recent explosion, a wave of empowerment, excitement and exhaustion has swept the nation. As women’s and other marginalized voices are amplified, anxieties have risen to public consciousness: How, in this time of feminist reckoning to raise a boy; how to determine assault from bad sex; how to consume problematic art. […]

Editorial: On-campus social groups should all be Green Dot certified

Content warning: This editorial discusses sexual violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As events like It Happens Here spread awareness through stories of sexual misconduct at our university and beyond, we must re-examine our campus culture to address these issues head on. We encourage as many social spaces as possible to become Green Dot certified, a pivotal first step to […]

Tufts faculty joins conversation on gun violence, administration must be next

In response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed 17 and wounded dozens more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students across the country have taken a stand by participating in walkouts and marches calling for an end to the American gun violence epidemic. It is critical that influential institutions like universities […]

Editorial: Support the unionization of dining hall workers

There are few aside from friends and family who devote the entirety of their time to our well-being and growth. Often, we take for granted the voluntary care of our parents and friends, yet this is the support that sustains us. Likewise, at Tufts, we are surrounded by an “invisible family”: custodial workers who cleanse the remnants of our Friday […]

Editorial: Ellen Kullman is a bizarre choice for commencement speaker

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony features Tufts Alumna Ellen J. Kullman (E ‘78). Kullman is renowned for her tenure as the CEO and Chair of DowDuPont Inc., formerly known as DuPont, the world’s largest chemical corporation. She appeared in Fortune Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” on Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women” list and was the first […]

Editorial: TCU Senate should not vote on student compensation resolution

On April 8, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate will hear “A Resolution Calling on Tufts to Compensate Student Leaders.” The proposal aims to make student leadership roles more accessible to all students by expanding the scope of the current stipend system. While making leadership roles themselves more accessible is something to be celebrated, TCU senators should […]

Editorial: Orientation should include resource training

Pre-orientation programs are beginning to prepare for the class of 2022. Last month, FOCUS co-ordinators announced that they will partner with Tisch College to encourage continued community service after the program ends, and the Office for Student Success and Advising is developing a new program called BEAST for first generation students. It is fantastic that pre-orientation programs […]

Editorial: Tufts should increase access to free menstrual products

On this year’s International Women’s Day, the Tufts chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls and Brandless, an online grocery store retailer, gave out free tampons and panty liners in the lobby of Dewick. The event was part of a national campaign, taking place from Tulane to UC Berkeley. After the events at Tufts and elsewhere, leftover products were […]

Editorial: Students should take advantage of bipartisan resources

On Feb. 21, U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) came to speak about the importance of bipartisanship in government and of ideological diversity on college campuses. Introduced by Dean of Tisch College Alan Solomont as “one of the last survivors of a once-common species of moderate New England government officials,” she has voted on both sides of the […]