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 […]

TLC holds community-wide rally supporting janitors during contract negotiations

About 175 people gathered outside Ballou Hall on a rainy Oct. 22 for a rally organized by Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC). The rally was in support of Tufts janitors’ demands for their contracts with Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Services as the Oct. 31 contract negotiatation deadline approaches, according to TLC member junior Nicole Joseph. Among those in attendance were students, […]

Janitors, TLC members rally with Senator Elizabeth Warren in Boston Common

32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents Tufts janitors and 18,000 other workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, organized a rally at Boston Common on Saturday, Sept.10, as the contracts of janitors from Tufts, Harvard, Boston office buildings and other institutions are approaching their negotiating deadlines of Sept. 30. Union members and allies gathered […]

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 […]