Red Star: Empire of the Rich

America is an evil power whose aggression, dishonesty and barbarity are almost without equal. But the cruelty of killing approximately half a million Iraqis, or strangling the Nicaraguan revolution in its crib, doesn’t tell us why these things happen. Evil isn’t an explanation. From Honduras and Haiti to Indonesia and Iran, America’s enemies were popular revolutionaries and reformers […]

R.E.A.L. Talk: Light at the end of the tunnel

Twenty years ago, I was taking one semester off. I was just working to save money for the next class. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. School was in the future, but I did not know when or why or how. Twenty years ago, I never would have pictured myself […]

SMFA Café Express brings new dining options to Fenway campus

Tufts Dining added a new food option on the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts campus, addressing the lack of dining options for Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and five-year Combined Degree BFA+BA/BS  students on the Fenway campus. The SMFA Café Express, opened on Nov. 13, according to Tufts Director of Dining and […]

Looking In: Jon Ossoff

President Donald Trump recently appointed Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to serve as his Health and Human Services secretary. After he got confirmed, his seat, the sixth congressional district of Georgia, was officially open. Georgia’s sixth is a mostly white, conservative suburb of Atlanta and has had Republican congressmen for the last generation. Price won the district by […]

Editorial: The choice to place Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (the man who signs all of your dollar bills) announced last week that Harriet Tubman will be placed on the front of the new $20 bill. While initial news had it that President Andrew Jackson would be removed completely, it turns out that Tubman will share the bill with him. The news was […]

Sheldon Krimsky discusses private interests, ethics in science

Sheldon Krimsky has been a professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts since 1974. Since then, he’s contributed extensively to the study of ethical considerations relative to biotechnology and other scientific fields. He was a consultant to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research and […]

Heirs to the Standard Oil fortune teach Tufts a lesson about fossil fuel divestment

Until recently, oil ran in the veins of the Rockefeller family. The heirs of a fortune that was created by a monopoly on the oil industry have decided to wipe their hands clean. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a philanthropic organization created by the sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., whose wealth was generated by Standard […]

Q&A: Robert Joseph, Adam Kochman on 2016 TCU budget

This January, TCU senate announced that it was removing funding for off-campus travel from next year’s budget. The treasury said that a gradual depletion of its surplus fund, which, in addition to money from the student activities fee, has been supplying clubs with supplementary (i.e. not budgeted for) funding, made budgeting for national travel — and […]

Why I Lie To My Parents About How Much Money I Make

I love my parents dearly and will always be grateful for the love they’ve shown me. That’s why lying to them about how much money I make—and resisting the urge to bail them out of the financial messes they continually find themselves in—is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. When I […]