Op-Ed: Why I’m leaving Tufts

For the past 11 months, I have been the Director of the Women’s Center. At 32 years old, I am the first Queer Gender Non-Conforming Afro-Latinx person in this position and the youngest hire. At this moment in time, Tufts University was particularly special as the Women’s Center and LGBT Center were led by two […]

The Tuftonian Dream: For the love of the brain

When you were young, you maybe had a dream. You were going to fly to the moon, pass EC 5, cure cancer. Then, you grew up. You cut your hair, chose your major, changed your outlook. You changed a lot, but did you change your dream? Junior Christine Barthelemy used to have free time. Back […]

K. Martinez hired as new Women’s Center director

Tufts has hired K. Martinez, former Associate Director of the Diversity and First-Gen Office at Stanford University, to direct the Tufts Women’s Center. Martinez began their new role at Tufts on May 8. The hiring concludes a semester-long, nationwide search to replace former Women’s Center Director Steph Gauchel, according to Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. Gauchel left the center last February to become Assistant Dean […]

On Queer: On coming out

I never stop coming out to new and old friends. Every time I converse about my weekend or about romantic or sexual adventures, I contemplate the terms my peers and I mutually understand. Most of the time, I can get away with saying “partner” and leave it at that. However, more often than not, there […]

Mind the Gap: Off the binary at Tufts

Do you ever see someone looking at you and worry if you’re being thought of as a girl or a boy? I do every day. Being gendered is, to cis people, so normal that it is invisible. Most people assume others are male or female without a second thought. When you identify with the gender you […]

Students, faculty hold post-election teach-in

Students, faculty and community members held panel discussions and workshops focused on activism, particularly in the wake of the election of President-elect Donald Trump, as part of a teach-in in Paige Hall over the weekend. The teach-in, which was sponsored by the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, Department of Education and Program in Women’s, […]

New group Damsels to provide supportive platform for women writers

Damsels is a new student club this fall that aims to create a comfortable, affirmative space for women writers at Tufts and beyond. The club creates a community and platform for women writers to share their stories by providing resources that expose women’s voices to broader communities, according to founders Kriska Desir and Chopper Carter-Schelp, both sophomores. “The goal of […]

On Queer: On Non-binary Attraction

This column was written by an anonymous resident of the Rainbow House. Like many of us, I have a Tinder. Also like many of us, I am non-binary. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the two rarely play nicely together. If I list myself on Tinder as male, I’m repeatedly asked about my anatomy, or what I […]

‘The Monologues’ adaptation strives to expand inclusivity, create space for more voices

Approximately 250 people attended each of the two performances of this year’s production of “The Monologues,” which featured 14 monologues written and performed by students on the evenings of April 14 and April 15 at 51 Winthrop St. The shows were completely sold out, and those without tickets were able to stand in the back of the room, according to co-director Morgan Freeman. Freeman and […]

Op-Ed: Gender, Politics and Partisanship

Gender is a thorny issue in this election cycle. For one, it’s the closest a woman in the United States has ever come to our highest public office. This achievement alone has underscored how far our country has come in terms of gender equality. Unfortunately, it’s also shed light on the frightening cries of retaliation […]