Confucius Institute draws criticism from Congress, community

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) urged Tufts to disassociate with the Confucius Institute, an educational collaboration between the university and Beijing Normal University (BNU), in a letter sent to 40 institutions in Greater Boston earlier this month.  Confucius Institutes are overseen by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban, and are focused on Chinese language and culture education. Tufts’ Confucius […]


Students discuss experiences, history of Tibet, China

Disclaimer: Khaliun Narangerel is a graphics and layout editor at The Tufts Daily. She was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Recently, the annual Parade of Nations event organized by the International Club (I-Club) caused controversy among the Chinese and Tibetan student communities. According to a March 1 Daily article, a group of […]


Far-flung homes: Two students speak to diasporic identity, borderless sense of home

This is the third part of a three-part series centering the experiences of students who are the only ones from their home countries to be at Tufts. This series has previously discussed how students identified with physical spaces both inside and outside of their home countries. In this final installment, the Daily features the stories of Olive and Faith, […]


Looking In: The Confucius Institute

Wherever you go in the world, you can find the same things: movie theaters showing Hollywood movies, international schools teaching an American-style curriculum in English, an educational elite that speaks English, people watching American television shows, a business district imitating Manhattan and more examples in this vein. In addition to all this, the United States […]


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