Tufts announces review of its relationship with Sackler family

The university has recruited Donald K. Stern, a former U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts, to review Tufts’ relationship to the Sackler family and its pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, according to an email the Office of President Anthony Monaco sent this morning to the Tufts community. Tufts has a long-standing relationship with the Sackler […]

Computer Science Professor Ming Chow to represent Tufts at Day of Shecurity

Ming Chow, a senior lecturer in the computer science department, will lead a workshop at the Day of Shecurity, a conference that seeks to support women in the cybersecurity field, on Friday, Feb. 22. According to the Day of Shecurity website, only one in five organizations are very committed to hiring women in technology-based roles. The conference aims to […]

Women’s squash wins 3 matches to end regular season

The Jumbos conquered the courts on a perfect three for three during its last weekend of regular season play. The team is No. 17 in the nation, according to the College Squash Association (CSA). On Friday, Tufts played on their home Harvard courts against No. 19 Bates. Six players were victorious in their matches against […]

Out on the Town: Public libraries

In my experience, Tufts has a culture built around studying. On this campus, studying is much more than a requirement: It is an important mode of socialization for many. Healthy study habits are crucial to those for whom studying is so important. One way to shake up the grind of schoolwork is to study in […]

History on the Hill: Crane Theological School

When Charles Tufts donated his land in Medford in 1852, promising to “put a light” on Walnut Hill, he was helping to create “the first higher educational institution founded under Universalist auspices in American history,” according to Peter Theusen’s “Universalism in the History of Tufts.” While Tufts has been non-sectarian from its inception, the Crane Theological […]

Anita’s Angle: Startups, a Millenial myth

Earlier this month, I went to watch my best friend pitch her non-profit startup at Harvard’s 2018 President’s Innovation Challenge. Of the fifteen competition finalists, only two teams were entirely composed of undergraduates. This surprised me — at a top school with no shortage of young talent, where entrepreneurs have access to a vast array of resources […]

NPR correspondent moderates panel on civic life post-election

Speakers from a variety of fields addressed the current state of civic engagement in the United States at a panel discussion in a mostly-full ASEAN Auditorium last night. The event, entitled “The Civic State of the Union,” was part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The event’s panelists were Professor Robert Putnam from the Harvard Kennedy School, […]

Institute for Global Leadership hosts 32nd EPIIC Symposium

The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) hosted its 32nd annual Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Symposium this past weekend in ASEAN Auditorium. The theme of this year’s symposium was “The World of Tomorrow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century.” Sophomore Leif Monnett, a member of EPIIC’s six-member planning committee said that members of the planning committee […]

Veritas Forum group hosts panel discussion on faith, race relations

The Veritas Forum, an organization that plans discussions based on the Christian faith, hosted a panel discussion about race and religious identity in Barnum Hall last night, in front of an audience of more than 25 people. The event, which was cosponsored by the Tufts Christian Fellowship, featured Massachusetts Institute of Technology Associate Professor of Mechanical […]

Boston City Council President talks politics at Civic Life Lunch

President of the Boston City Council Michelle Wu spoke at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life yesterday afternoon as part of the Civic Life Lunches initiative. During the lunchtime talk, Wu spoke briefly about her family, education and rise in politics before taking questions from the audience. Wu is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the […]