Op-ed: Pete’s choice

Editor’s note: This article has been updated for clarity and to include portions that were left out in the print edition. Barack Obama was our first black president. A number of black critics, ranging from Ben Carson to Cornel West, believed that President Obama wasn’t black enough — he spent the majority of his early […]


Q&A: Associate Professor Epstein discusses research, how he got into philosophy

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  Brian Epstein, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, has applied his studies in philosophy to both academic and business endeavors. In 2015 Epstein published “The Ant Trap,” a book about the nature of the social world, building off of his prior research. He […]


Op-Ed: Phil Miller for TCU President

I was catching up with Phil Miller earlier this year when I asked how things were going at the University of Oxford. He told me that parties are called “bops” at Oxford; I laughed out loud, and insisted that he bring them back to Tufts. He also mentioned that he had been elected to represent […]


The Arena: Closing time

I remember sending in my first column for “The Arena” last September. When the Daily accepted my proposal, I think I let it get to my head. I figured I would drop knowledge bombs and be the campus Nate Silver crossed with Jon Stewart crossed with Brad Pitt. But this election process made me feel more […]


The Arena: From across the pond

If you have been following my Instagram lately, you will have noticed that I am studying abroad in the United Kingdom this year. To be honest, it’s a bit of a bummer to miss out on the last month of the presidential campaign. It’s even more of a bummer having to wake up at 2 […]


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