Editorial: Tufts Career Center has room for improvement

College students are painfully aware of how much more difficult it is to get a job now compared to during our parents’ generation. Automation and mechanization mean that jobs lost in recessions often become extinct, while increasing global competition leads to a demand for higher-skilled people. This difficult environment has permeated the undergraduate sphere, with increasing […]

Arabic program partners with language learning start-up that connects students and Syrian refugees

The Arabic program at Tufts is partnering with a new start-up called NaTakallam, which pairs students who study Arabic with Syrian refugees who work as language partners for the students via Skype. NaTakallam, which translates to “we speak” in Arabic, was co-founded by Tufts alumna Aline Sara (LA ’06) as a way to connect refugees with Arabic learners for […]

Tufts alumni featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Two Tufts alumni, Jake Dell (LA ’09) and Alex Schmider (LA ’13), were featured as part of Forbes Magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the categories of Food & Drink and Media. Schmider, who graduated from Tufts with a degree in psychology and a minor in communications and media studies (CMS), is a senior strategist […]

Alumni Spotlight: Nerd Squad Entertainment on the rise

How did Nerd Squad go from being a group text name to a blossoming production company settling in the heart of the entertainment industry, merely months after its inception? The answer is passion, unwavering commitment and dreams. And for them, it is only the beginning. The members of Nerd Squad Entertainment, a brand-new production company […]

Tufts Black Alumni Association launches new demo website

The Tufts Black Alumni Association (TBAA) launched a demo of its new website at a Boston regional alumni event held in the Remis Sculpture Court last Friday.  TBAA President Biodun Kajopaiye (LA ’07) said the new website, developed by Tufts alumna Kristen Ransom (LA ’13), was created to make space for an “opportunities board” where alumni can make posts about job […]

TEDxTufts presents its second annual event, ‘Verge’

TEDxTufts presented its second annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event, “TEDxTufts: Verge,” to an audience in Cohen Auditorium on Sunday afternoon.  The event, which was co-sponsored by the Tufts Institute for Innovation, Tisch College, the Tufts Office of the President, Tufts Alumni and Anna’s Taqueria, was independently organized under the general guidelines of the TEDx program and was designed to bring members of […]

Tufts employees give to local charities through Neighborhood Service Fund

Raising money from Tufts employees and choosing local charitable organizations to award grants of varying sums each year, the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) provides supports for organizations where Tufts volunteers work at. This year, TNSF awarded $18,500 to 38 programs and projects in the four neighborhoods where Tufts has a major presence: Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston’s Chinatown. “About [20] […]