Op-Ed: From abolishment to co-creation

I’ve been watching the unfolding drama on Pro Row during my undergrad career at Tufts, and I think it’s almost as good as Games of Thrones (2011–). You have the Establishment vs the Rebel, engaging in a lengthy attritional war. Since last year, the Rebel launched a massive attack that devastated the Establishment. It’s unclear […]


Editorial: With Charlottesville, we must do more than just remember

The white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville is not hard to condemn. Torch-bearing individuals, as seen in VICE’s documentary, paraded through the streets yelling “Jews will not replace us.” Neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan supporters spewed veiled (and not-so veiled) threats of genocide, including David Duke championing “ethnic cleansing.” “White pride” rooted in […]


Op-Ed: Part-time faculty deserve a fair contract

The Tufts Part-time Faculty Union met with the university several times this past spring and summer to negotiate a follow-up to our first contract, signed in 2014. The union had hoped to reach an agreement before our contract expired on June 30, 2017. We felt that a new understanding would reflect a willingness on the […]


Jerry Meldon, chemical engineering professor and narco-politics author, dies at 69

Jerry H. Meldon, associate professor of chemical engineering at Tufts University, died at age 69 on July 18 after drowning while swimming in a North Carolina lake, according to a July 20 Tufts Now article.  Over his nearly four-decade tenure in Tufts’ Department of Chemical Engineering, Meldon produced and collaborated on highly-cited research into gas transport phenomena, according to […]


Editorial: Tufts goes hard

Welcome Class of 2021. We want to start by setting the record straight — the rumors are true. Tufts is pretty much a party school. Do we have tailgates? Yes, once a year. Do we have daytime parties? When the police don’t shut them down, absolutely. Do we have frat parties? Debatable (and highly debated). But […]


NESCAC who’s who

Amherst College Founded in 1821, Amherst College resides in its namesake Massachusetts town less than 100 miles from Medford. The recently christened Mammoths — renamed after they abandoned their previous mascot, the Lord Jeffs, due to its connections with white oppression — sport purple and white attire, which have been the school’s official colors since April […]


Op-ed: Hescott’s Army

At commencement, the head of the Board of Trustees Peter Dolan stated that Tufts is a student-focused research institution. On the same day, the Board of Trustees denied tenure to beloved computer science (CS) Assistant Professor Ben Hescott, winner of the Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising (2012), the Graduate Student […]


Tufts political groups across the spectrum energized by 2016 election

Progressive political organizations and activist groups at Tufts have mobilized around resisting President Donald Trump’s agenda and have used his surprise electoral victory as a rallying cry, according to interviews with students in multiple groups. Meanwhile, campus conservative groups are also noticing a spike in activity after the election because of statewide victories and growing approval […]


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