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 […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Dec. 11

MONDAY ChBE Seminar: Dr. Michael Timko Details: Dr. Michael Timko, a biology professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is delivering the final lecture in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s fall 2017 seminar series. Where and when: Science and Technology Center, Room 136; 12 p.m. “Exam Kits and Massage Chairs” Details: Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC)’s First-Years subgroup […]

Thoughts From Places: Tisch Library

It could be argued that an hour-and-a-half-long wait is not worth it for five minutes of laser tag. But that argument would be both misguided and erroneous. Although the blaring music, the flashing lights and the occasional sniper attacks were riveting aspects of the night, there were more factors to consider. Dec. 1 marked the fortnight […]

Thoughts from Places: Pearson Hall

With another midterm season approaching its end (because somehow a semester has multiple middles here at Tufts), I found myself in a familiar place: room 106 of Pearson Hall. Flipping through the pages of a 10-question chemistry exam and realizing that questions nine and 10 are, in that moment, incomprehensible, is quickly becoming a regular occurrence. […]

‘Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017’ offers a window into an artist’s life

Renowned photographer Robert Frank, most well known for his book “The Americans” (1958), is known for not being afraid to reveal the dry, harsh reality of the lives of everyday people, himself included. His photographs capture moments of life in the most realistic way, and unlike his predecessors or contemporaries, Frank daringly reveals a facet of life that […]

World-famous publisher and artist Gerhard Steidl discusses the beauty of analogue media in digital world

Gerhard Steidl, among the world’s most respected printers and publishers and the founder of the German publishing company Steidl, spoke about the beauty of analogue books in the digital era and explored his inspiration and process as a bookmaker at an event last week. The talk, entitled “Print is not dead. The Beauty of Analogue […]

Five places on campus for Instagram-worthy portraits

Whether it’s for your LinkedIn profile to land a job or your Tinder profile to score a match, you always need some versatile portraits on hand. For those looking for cool backgrounds for their headshots, here is a list of five places that will provide an interesting look and color to boost your chance of getting […]

The Elephant in the Room: Woah, we’re halfway there!

I am afraid of change and the passing of time scares me. The end of the school year always means change isn’t far away. Whether it’s taking all the posters down off your walls or moving into your house for the summer (and probably the next two years), change is scary as heck. Seniors graduate, […]

Police Briefs – April 7

Crash Course The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report of a motor vehicle accident on campus at 6:14 p.m. on March 30. A bicycle rider had collided with a parked car when someone in the car opened the rear passenger door. Both sides exchanged information to reach an agreement on payment of any property […]