Editorial: Senior Dinner should be less career-focused, more celebratory

On three nights over the span of the past two weeks, seniors flooded into Gifford House in their best ‘business casual’ attire, looking forward to one of the first senior events of graduation season, a night that promised to honor Tufts seniors with good food, an open mic for students to share their best memories and […]

Students, faculty respond to choice of Ellen Kullman as commencement speaker

The 2018 Commencement speaker and trustee emerita Ellen J. Kullman (E ’78) faces a considerable task: In a matter of minutes, her commencement address must appeal to listeners across diverse backgrounds, career trajectories and nationalities, with a graduating class of over 1,300-strong in attendance. At first blush, Kullman, former CEO and chair of the board of […]

Op-Ed: Pursuing economics: A call for active engagement

A recent article discussed the scarcity of women in the economics department and the comparatively good female faculty representation at Tufts. The article stated that the conceptual demands of the discipline cause significant attrition. Although the presence of female faculty is undoubtedly a strength of the department, this characterization fails to advocate for what is […]

Letter to the Editor: In defense of the language requirement

I am a language nerd. I have loved languages for as long as I can remember, and it has always been my goal to learn as many of them as I possibly can. When I first heard about the Tufts language requirement, I was drawn to the university even more, to this institution that puts […]

Segway inventor Dean Kamen speaks about innovative technologies in Dean’s Lecture

Yesterday, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of DEKA Research and Development Corporation Dean Kamen gave a talk on developing inventions and the potential of future engineers as a part of the School of Engineering Dean’s Lecture series. Kamen is known for pioneering inventions such as the wearable insulin pump, the peritoneal dialysis pump and the Segway, according to […]

More than just code: DevTech researches new approaches to STEM education

There are some skills that are important to everyone at every stage of life, including independent and creative problem-solving and critical thinking.  When should these skills be taught, and how? Professor Marina Umaschi Bers and the team at the Developmental Technologies Research Group (DevTech) are researching an answer to this question and coming to new conclusions that may […]

New Science, Technology and Society program pushes disciplinary boundaries

The Science, Technology and Society (STS) Program may be new at Tufts, but it is quickly gaining traction among students who are eager to learn more about this emerging field. In spring 2016, the program began offering an undergraduate co-major and minor in STS. Currently, the program has three tracks of study: bodies, health and medicine; science and […]

Op-Ed: Celebrating the interdisciplinary lenses of environmental engineering

We, as students studying environmental engineering, are writing in response to the Nov. 16 Daily article “Against the grain: female students dominate environmental engineering,” because we believe the article did not fully portray the many dimensions of environmental engineering and what it means to contribute as a student, educator, researcher, engineer and consultant — not […]

The Echo Chamber: On vocational school

Most of us at Tufts went to a “regular high school.” We read books we didn’t like, dabbled in sciences we couldn’t stand and sat through agonizingly painful language classes. We were told not to worry, that the boring stuff was all part of the process and that come college, we’d be able to study whatever […]