Letter to the Editor: A response to ‘Breaking the culture of sleep deprivation’

To the editor, We in Tisch Library are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive environment for the Tufts community. We appreciate and share your concerns about student health and wellness addressed in your Oct. 23 editorial on “the culture of sleep deprivation.” Balancing work and life can be challenging (for us as well!). However, it’s for […]


Editorial: Invest in your academic success

The transition to college academics is an adjustment. Class material is more focused; learning concepts might involve turning to a textbook for the first time in your life; and professors can seem like a far-removed entity whose schedules permit few office hours. Do not panic if your fine-tuned study habits from high school fall short. Tufts offers […]


Editorial: Orientation should include resource training

Pre-orientation programs are beginning to prepare for the class of 2022. Last month, FOCUS co-ordinators announced that they will partner with Tisch College to encourage continued community service after the program ends, and the Office for Student Success and Advising is developing a new program called BEAST for first generation students. It is fantastic that pre-orientation programs […]


Celebrating 25-year anniversary, Latino Center donates archives to Digital Collections and Archives

The Latino Center will submit pieces of its history to the Tufts Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) in the coming weeks in celebration of its 25th anniversary. It has been 25 years since the Latino Center was founded in 1993, meaning that when Latino Center intern Khalil Payton walked into work last fall, he was tasked […]


R.E.A.L. Talk: How did we get here?

Most R.E.A.L. students, like me, are commuters. As commuter students, there are advantages and disadvantages. I can step away from college life for a period. I have my independence and my privacy. I can come home when I want, and I don’t have to worry about my leftovers being eaten when I’m gone. Most of […]


How Tufts Works: Books rock

Five minutes after meeting, Kristin Lee and I are standing on a former glacial field examining six hundred million-year-old rocks. Shockingly, we are not on an archeological research trip in Siberia. We are five feet from Tisch Library learning about the geology of Tufts from Grant Garven, professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, who […]


TCU Senate hears funding appeals, discusses Tufts’ economic metrics

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear funding requests and one appeal, view a presentation on Tufts’ economic metrics and share community updates. TCU President and senior Benya Kraus opened the meeting and welcomed the newly elected TCU Senators: LGBTQ Community Senator Kathleen Lanzilla, a first-year; Class of 2019 Senators Jonah O’Mara Schwartz and […]


Author Christopher Golden talks time at Tufts, writing inspirations

On Thursday, Feb. 8, Tisch Library hosted a talk from New York Times best-selling author and Tufts alumnus Christopher Golden in the Hirsh Reading Room. Golden graduated from Tufts in 1989 with a double major in English and history and a concentration in classics. Since then, he has written and collaborated on an extensive body of work, including […]


How Tufts Works: Counting heads

Tisch basement isn’t the most cheery place at night; the later it gets, the thicker the clouds of stress, frustration and exhaustion become. The only thing that breaks the unbearable silence is the soft footsteps of Aaron Lewis. As a Tisch Library security guard, Aaron is tasked with patrolling each level of the building between 7 p.m. and 3 […]


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