Fletcher alumnus Kingsley Moghalu campaigns for Nigerian presidency

Kingsley Moghalu (F ’92), senior fellow in The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Council on Emerging Market Enterprises, announced his campaign for the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria on Feb. 28. After 16 years of working for the United Nations and five years as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Moghalu was […]

Editorial: Bursting the ‘liberal bubble’

On Nov. 9, 2016, many students and faculty on the Tufts campus found themselves shocked and confused after the presidential election. The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves across college campuses and liberal cities throughout the nation. The election highlighted the huge disconnect between younger, urban areas and older, rural areas — the phenomenon known as the “liberal […]

Editorial: How Tufts should address Trump’s inauguration

Nov. 9, 2016 was a confusing day for many Americans. Polls had overwhelmingly predicted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States, yet some were delighted and some were despondent to wake up the next morning and find out it was Donald Trump, not Clinton, who had become president-elect. On the […]

Students convene on Academic Quad, express post-election hopes, fears

Approximately 75 Tufts students gathered on the Academic Quad last night to express their thoughts and feelings following Tuesday’s presidential election results at an event titled “A Light on the Hill.” First-year Pedro Lazo-Rivera, one of the event organizers, described the event as a chance to provide a sense of community and hope, while encouraging students not […]

The Echo Chamber: Are election seasons too long?

We made it. Twenty months ago, on March 23, 2015, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican Party. As of last night, the next president of the United States has been elected (Surprise! It’s not Ted Cruz). In December 2015, 11 months ago and a mere nine months into the 2016 election, a report from […]

Point-Counterpoint: The Union’s debate on the two-party system

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses were written by members of the Tufts student group The Union, summarizing both sides of their recent debate on the two-party system. Students on either side were asked to respond to the prompt ‘This campus believes that the two-party system facilitates democracy.’ The case […]

Election Day: Final thoughts from Tufts Republicans

The past several months have been host to one of the most historic and media-driven presidential elections in recent memory, a season marked not only by its many departures from “normal” election proceedings but also by its potential to affect our national future for far more than the four or eight years to come. This […]

Election Day: Final thoughts from Tufts Democrats

After a long, difficult campaign season, this election is nearly over. All that is left is the final decision. You know the stakes. This election has been covered continuously by the media; every comment of every candidate has been endlessly scrutinized, analyzed and dissected from all angles. You know that one candidate has 30 years of […]