Controversial incidents prompt student outcry, administration response

After a series of incidents across campus, including eggings and vandalism, stoked controversy among students, senior administration officials responded in a campus-wide email last Friday outlining their support for an accepting campus culture. The incidents mentioned in the email, titled “Affirming our Values and Support for Students,” included a series of eggings that took place […]


Jason Stanley presents on ‘How Fascism Works,’ linguistic philosophy

Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, visited Tufts yesterday to speak with Annie Pfeifer’s class “Facism: Then and Now” and give a lecture through the Center for the Humanities at Tufts entitled “Ignorance in the Age of Information.” Stanley is known for his scholarship surrounding the philosophy of language and how language intersects with politics. […]


Op-Ed: Believe and Support Survivors

This past weekend, Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) painted the cannon with the Palestinian flag as part of their Great March of Return vigil “to mark the one year anniversary of The Great March of Return in Gaza, and honor the martyrs who have been killed.” On the morning of April 1, SJP members […]


Peripheries: Testing the world’s largest democracy

Nine-hundred million people will be eligible to vote in the 2019 Indian general election starting on April 11. The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Narendra Modi is seeking re-election after their landslide victory in 2014. The Economist described Modi as ideologically “at the fringe” of even his own nationalist party. However, the […]


Former US Senator Jeff Flake speaks about political environment, disagreements with President Trump

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake spoke at Tufts on Tuesday night in ASEAN Auditorium as part of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series about his time in Congress and his experiences opposing President Trump’s rhetoric. Flake, who served in the U.S. House for 12 years and in the U.S. Senate for six as a representative for Arizona, […]


Op-Ed: Debunking economic myths of migration

Mark Baum, a character in Adam McKay’s “The Big Short” (2015) who was based on the famous investor Steven Eisman, infamously said, “In a few years, people are going to be doing what they always do when the economy tanks. They will be blaming immigrants and poor people.” Many western countries are no strangers to this kind […]


Safe Communities Act reintroduced in state legislature

Amid a nationwide rise in immigration enforcement, Massachusetts lawmakers and advocates have renewed a push to limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Legislators introduced a new “Safe Communities Act” bill in January, and it has already accrued dozens of sponsors on Beacon Hill, though advocates hope it is not sidelined like a similar bill last year. This […]


Peripheries: The not-so-worldly bank

The World Bank’s mission includes the laudable aims of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared global prosperity. Yet no international institution, despite the rhetoric of being globally representative, is insulated from geopolitics. Both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were founded as part of the post-World War II Bretton Woods system, which explicitly […]


In a Trump-centric election year, Tufts political groups look to focus on core issues

With a midterm election and multiple state races approaching, political groups at Tufts say they hope to transform students’ interest in politics into concrete action. This work is undoubtedly shaped by President Donald Trump, though student political activists note that the president is not their sole focus. At Tufts, which had an above-average rate of […]


Work visas under Trump: Former, current Tufts employees discuss policy flux, application process

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on how changes in H-1B work visa policy under the Trump administration are affecting Tufts. The first part was published on March 28, and is posted online. Of the many policies that change from one presidential administration to the other, immigration is one that especially […]


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