‘Queer Art of Scale:’ Aymar Jean Christian on web television, intersectionality

Tufts’ Film and Media Studies Program, the Department of Drama and Dance and the Boston Cinema/Media Seminar will host a lecture by Aymar Jean Christian called “The Queer Art of Scale: Producing Indie Pilots for Web TV” this evening. Christian is an assistant professor of communication studies at Northwestern University, as well as the founder […]


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 […]


Op-ed: Erased voices in the backlash of the divestment resolution

After the resolution that called for Tufts to divest from Northrop Grumman, Elbit Systems, Hewlett-Packard and G4S passed in the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate body last Sunday, the campus has an undertone of tension stemming from the split(s) in how different groups view the conflict in Israel-Palestine. The dominant narrative, during and after the […]


Tufts hosts national conference for first-generation students

About 200 students from across the country came to Tufts over the weekend for the nonprofit Class Action’s fifth annual First Generation College Student Summit, according to Class Action Executive Director Anne Phillips and Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising Robert Mack. The annual summit was a part of Class Action’s mission to uncover classism and uplift the voices of […]


Editorial: On resistance and privilege

International Women’s Day on March 8 marked the first Day Without a Woman. This day played into a string of recent protests speaking out against the values and actions of the new presidential administration. On March 8, women were encouraged to “take the day off from paid or unpaid labor,” “avoid shopping for one day (with […]


Editorial: Women’s March is the beginning, not the end

The day after the election, there was an air of melancholy on the Tufts campus. Given the political leanings of our campus, many students felt depressed and dejected. These students found at the Women’s March on Washington that took place both in Washington, D.C. and locally through Sister Marches in cities like Boston an outlet for self-expression, […]


Group of Six peer leaders facilitate greater communication, solidarity

For Christin Mujica, a peer leader at the Latino Center and a former peer leader at the LGBT Center, the fact that the two centers share Bolles House at 226 College Ave. has been a convenient way for her to find community. However, as someone who identifies as both queer and Latina, Mujica, a senior, recognized that not everyone feels comfortable […]


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 […]


LGBT Center restarts Queer Men’s discussion group

 The LGBT Center restarted the Queer Men’s Group, now the center’s seventh discussion group on campus, last week, according to LGBT Center Director Nino Testa. The open group will meet weekly for sessions facilitated by Nick Whitney (LA ’16), graduate coordinator at the LGBT Center. “Hopefully, [the Queer Men’s Group] is going to be a space where people can talk about things that they […]


Women’s Center welcomes new interim director this fall

Bryn Gravitt began her tenure as interim director of the Women’s Center on Aug. 22 of this year, following the departure of former director Steph Gauchel in February for a position at the Harvard Divinity School. Gravitt will serve in her capacity until Feb. 2017, or until a long-term candidate is selected, she said. As a former graduate student […]


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