Point-Counterpoint: College rankings

Point-Counterpoint juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the conversation on the usefulness of college rankings in the admissions process.  The case for college rankings While the college search is typically characterized by excitement, growing selectivity in higher education has made the process more stressful […]

Tufts earns best-ever fourth place in 2015-2016 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup

Though the 2015-16 athletic year may have lacked the excitement of a national championship win, Tufts quietly had one of the best years in the history of its athletics programs last year. The Jumbos finally broke into the top five in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Div. III standings, which were announced on June 9, […]

Editorial: College admission reforms should address high school pressure

The number of students, from middle school to graduate schools, are experiencing extreme stress, and its side effects are growing at an alarming rate. In an anonymous study conducted last spring at Irvington High School near Silicon Valley, Dr. Stuart Slavin of Saint Louis University School of Medicine found that over 54 percent of students showed moderate […]

Tufts administration grapples with meaning, value of high rankings

When navigating the high-stakes decision of where one should attend college, lists and rankings can seem to be everywhere. Depending on which list one is looking at, Tufts might be presented as the 27th best university in the nation overall, a school in the top percent for LGBTQ friendliness and health, 34th for innovation, third […]

Tufts maintains position in Forbes, U.S. News rankings

Tufts remains one of the top 30 schools in the country this year, according to the annual college rankings lists from U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine. The university maintained its No. 27 position on the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities” list on Sept. 9, while rising one spot to No. 24 in Forbes Magazine‘s 2015 […]