Tufts community responds to UN climate change report

The United Nations’ Oct. 8 report on global warming has promoted student activist groups and faculty to consider if Tufts could do more to address the climate crisis. Written by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the report details widespread climate-related risks projected to occur if the planet experiences greater than 1.5 degrees […]

Harvard’s Carpenter Center explores James Baldwin’s world in photography exhibition

Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is currently showing “Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America,” a multi-artist photography exhibit running through Dec. 30. The exhibition highlights facets of African-American life in the north and south from the 1930s to the 1960s, providing a visual context to the stories of […]

Former Tufts president Lawrence Bacow to serve as Harvard’s president

Lawrence S. Bacow, who served as president of Tufts from 2001 to 2011 and worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was selected to become the 29th president of Harvard University on Feb. 11. According to the Harvard Gazette, the decision process was extensive; the search committee sent out 375,000 emails to students and faculty for suggestions. […]

Tufts club basketball is a slam dunk among students

Tufts offers athletic outlets for just about everyone, from varsity football to its renowned Harry Potter-inspired quidditch team. Until this semester, however, a club basketball program remained mysteriously absent from campus. Thanks to the efforts of senior Jordan Kemp, the gap is about to be filled. Although Tufts club basketball’s official recognition remains pending, the program […]

Editorial: Harvard’s final club controversy underscores the poisonous power of old boys’ networks

Several single-gender final clubs at Harvard University refused to become co-ed and comply to gender-neutral membership policies last Friday, April 15. The six all-male social clubs, or “final clubs,” at Harvard are well-known as exclusive and secretive. From the Phoenix Club’s appearance in “The Social Network” to the long list of distinguished finals club alumni (including former presidents […]

Tufts students join nationwide protests against campus racism

BREAKING: Tufts students walk out of classes for #StudentBlackOut. Follow for live #thethreepercent coverage. #TuftsWithTheThree — The Tufts Daily (@TuftsDaily) November 18, 2015 Approximately 200 Tufts students, many of whom walked out of classes, marched to Porter Square yesterday afternoon to demonstrate in solidarity with student protesters across the country who have been demanding that colleges do more to […]

Kimberly Theidon to begin as professor at Fletcher this fall

Writer and medical anthropologist Kimberly Theidon will join the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy this fall as the Henry J. Leir Chair in International Humanitarian Studies and a tenured professor of human security. “I think Fletcher is one of the foremost places to be studying gender, conflict and peacebuilding,” Theidon said. “There’s an amazing faculty, and I think it’s […]

Alumna explores Wonder Woman’s suffragist backstory

 Award-winning author Jill Lepore (J ’87) delivered a guest lecture about her New York Times bestselling book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2014), in the Sunny M. Breed Memorial Hall yesterday, Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m. The event was hosted by the Office of the Provost, the American Studies Program and the Departments of History, […]