Shuttle Talk: Magda Petmeza

Why create art? As an artist, it was something I always knew was important, but I didn’t understand why. While at the SMFA, I’ve realized how complicated it is — not everyone makes art, and those who do create it for different reasons. Furthermore, many do not care at all to answer why they create art. Art deserves a place in everyone’s […]


Tufts Admissions receives record number of applications for Class of 2023

According to Karen Richardson, dean of admissions and enrollment management, Tufts Admissions received a record 22,725 applications to the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering for the Class of 2023, an increase of 5.7 percent from the record-setting pool last year. Record numbers of applicants also submitted early decision (ED) applications, totaling nearly 2,500 applicants, […]


Dining Services considers combining JumboCash, Rhino Bucks systems

Tufts Dining Services is exploring the option of combining the JumboCash and Rhino Bucks campus currency systems into a system that would allow students to manage their campus currency on a single card, according to Patti Klos, director of Dining and Business Services. Klos said that this process would entail combining the Tufts ID and the […]


Dining Services to bring changes to SMFA Café Express

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts is expanding dining options with the ongoing development of the SMFA Café Express built last year and plans to expand it into a larger Commons Marketplace-style cafe, which may happen next semester. Nancy Bauer, dean of the SMFA, said that the expansions were necessary to ensure future students’ access […]


SMFA expands full-time staff with five new hires

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) hired five new staff members this fall in a variety of different departments, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. The SMFA had job openings for an artist in any field as well as teaching positions for photography, metal working, drawing and painting. These four […]


‘Museum of Capitalism’ gives reactionary, multi-faceted response to U.S. economics

The traveling “Museum of Capitalism” exhibit currently on display at the Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) describes itself as “an institution dedicated to educating present and future generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of capitalism through exhibitions, research, and publication.” In reality, it is a thorough and biting critique of capitalism through […]


New tenants announced for Barnum Hall as renovations begin

Barnum Hall, currently vacant after the relocation of the Department of Biology to the Science and Engineering Complex in fall 2017, will be filled by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life (Tisch College) and the Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) in summer 2019, at the conclusion of ongoing renovations. The renovations, which began […]


News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]


Senior Profile: Max Farber weaves together interests in art, sex health

Graduating fifth-year student Max Farber has technically attended three different institutions. He’s come a long way since his first year at Skidmore College, where he studied fine arts and social work on a premedical track. “I was at Skidmore for a year, but at its core, it just wasn’t for me. I actually went through […]


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