Ripple Effect: The enemy of my voter

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the conflict in Yemen have many questioning the United States’ relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A large plurality of Americans view Saudi Arabia as an unfriendly nation or an outright enemy, according to a YouGov poll, yet a long succession of administrations have treated the […]

Through new Podium of expression, students aim to improve media consumption, engagement

American confidence in the media continues to decline. A 2018 Knight Foundation survey found that 69 percent of U.S. adults’ trust in news media decreased in the past decade. In light of widespread cynicism toward media organizations, Tufts undergraduates Jia Wen (Covie) Goh and Daniel Lewis have dedicated the past year to changing the landscape of American media […]

Students interested in data science find community on campus with new major, club

This fall, 250 first-years began the next step in their educational careers here at the Tufts School of Engineering, according to the Office of Institutional Research. The Class of 2022 is unique as it is the first cohort of Tufts engineers who have the new major in data science available to them from their first […]

Longtime activist Heather Booth teaches Tufts how to organize

Activist, advocate, fighter. There are many words one could use to describe Heather Booth. However, the one term that perfectly describes her career as a strategist for over 65 campaigns and life of activism is “organizer.” At the age of 71, Booth has spent over 50 years fighting for several progressive causes ranging from civil rights to reproduction rights, to immigrants […]

Financial burdens, lack of diversity influence two students’ decision to leave Tufts

For some students, it was just a year ago. For others, it was two, three or even more. Deciding where to go for college is often a stressful part of the high school experience, but a final decision on where to attend may not be so final. For former Tufts students Yash Gurditta and Michael Lee, when the […]

Long-time Fletcher professor John Curtis Perry makes meaningful impact on students’ lives

“Professor [John Curtis] Perry is like a father figure to me,” Sung-Yoon Lee, a Kim Koo-Korea Foundation professor of Korean Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, said about his long-time East Asia studies professor.  John Curtis Perry, who was a messenger boy, a student, a soldier and a teacher before he began his 35-year career as a […]

DNA evidence helps police indict suspect in 1992 Lena Bruce cold case

A Suffolk County grand jury on Oct. 1 indicted James Witkowski, 42, for the 1992 murder of Lena Bruce (E ’92). Twenty-one-year-old Bruce was found dead in her South End apartment just a couple months after graduating from the university. The case went unsolved for more than two decades until DNA evidence linked Witkowski to the homicide in January.  According […]

Second annual Fall Fest puts Commuter House in spotlight

There are not many places you can go if you want to taste traditional German food at one table and New England cider doughnuts at the next, but this is what the Off-Hill Council’s Fall Fest provided this past Saturday, Sept. 26. Enclosed in a fence on the Residential Quad, the Fall Fest represented 10 […]

Students discuss study abroad cultural activity stipends

Around 40 to 45 percent of Tufts undergraduates study abroad during their junior year, and very often, they do so through Tufts programs. The university has programs in 10 different locations, and the expenses it covers vary depending on factors such as location, transportation availability and students’ living situations. Clarifying a misconception that the costs of studying abroad far exceed those of […]

Administration, students evaluate inclusivity goals under new diversity officer

In direct response to the Diversity Report that helped shape the strategic plan approved by the Board of Trustees in November 2013, Tufts created the new administrative position of chief diversity officer (CDO) which, it hopes, will provide a more strategic approach to addressing the university’s diversity and inclusion issues. Recently, Tufts announced that Dr. Mark Brimhall-Vargas of […]