Months after the evangelical Christian student group Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF) declined to apply for exemption from the university’s nondiscrimination policy under a new policy created by the Committee on Student Life (CSL) in December, the CSL decision remains in place despite widespread student objection, and student leaders and activists in the Coalition Against Religious Exclusion (CARE) have vowed to continue to oppose it even as another student religious group has begun the process of applying to use the policy.
Last August, Sabienne Brutus tore her anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, during a track workout. Her athletic career as a thrower could have ended then, had she chosen to have the surgery that would have taken long months to recover from. Instead, she chose to go through intensive therapy so that she could continue to compete.
Nadav Hirsh knew in middle school that he wanted a professional career in theater. “My dad has been taking me to the theater my entire life,” Hirsh said. “We’ve been going to the theater since before I can remember.” Hirsh chose Tufts in part for its drama department.
After traveling to Uganda three times during her four years at Tufts, where she worked to increase local access to clean water with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Misaki Nozawa’s career and life plans have been forever altered. Though she majored in biomedical engineering (BME), Nozawa is considering attending graduate school for a degree in mechanical engineering to further her involvement in development work.
Congratulations! We have reached the final day of spring classes. At press time, today’s forecast was in the mid-sixties and sunny. Today is cause for celebration. Today is a day to not wear pants. More important, today is the time to eat a sandwich filled with ice cream.
Every year, Spring Fling leaves students with great memories — of the great music, of the warm weather and of the way the day’s festivities bring members of the Tufts community together. Perhaps the most memorable part of this event is the attire, specifically the hundreds of personalized T-shirts made by students.
Dan Winslow (LA ’80) wears many hats as one of the Republican contenders in the April 30 primaries for the open United States Senate seat from Massachussetts, current representative in the state legislature, and Tufts alum. After graduating magna cum laude from Tufts with a degree in political science, Winslow attended Boston College Law School.
The negotiations were going smoothly, but the deadline was approaching too quickly. After briefly consulting with his superior, the Governor’s Representative gave an order. In four minutes, all three squadrons of military police would be dead, along with three civilian policemen, two gang members in their fortified compound and this journalist.
Harvard may be able to boast the founder of Facebook, but Tufts has several notable success stories of its own in the business world. Both past and current Tufts students have founded and currently run successful startup companies, and according to Getable founder Kevin Halter (A ‘03), flexibility is key to getting a startup off the ground.
In the aftermath of this year’s housing lottery, many members of the sophomore class found themselves left in a hectic scramble to find alternative off-campus housing when on-campus housing quickly ran out. While information and resource barriers left some students blindsided, the results were not atypical, according to Director of Community Relations Barbara Rubel, and the Medford and Somerville communities will continue to house most juniors and seniors.
This past week, I found myself the proud owner of a new book. Then I opened it and I wasn’t so proud. The book was “In Other Words: A Language Lover’s Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World,” which I rashly purchased off of Amazon thinking it would give me new words to write about.
The stress of the admissions process, so familiar and traumatic from high school, rears its ugly head again for some students long before senior year. Sophomores have the option to apply for “early assurance” programs offered by the Tufts School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Last spring, a major breakthrough in the decades-long push for a presence in the university’s curriculum of issues of identity and diversity arrived on the Hill: A new program called Critical Studies in Disparities and Diasporas (C2D), had been envisioned, was set in motion and was slated to serve as an umbrella program for an Africana studies major and minor, an Asian American studies minor and further identity-related studies.
This is the third article in a series focusing on gender issues within different contexts at Tufts. At Tufts and nationwide, the field of entrepreneurship — like many others — is unbalanced when it comes to gender. Men outnumber women considerably in business and finance careers — McKinsey & Company researchers found in their November 2012 quarterly report that women occupy only 15 percent of seats on corporate boards in the United States.
Claude Steele, the I. James Quillen Dean of the School of Education at Stanford University, will be delivering the Commencement address to the Class of 2013 today. A well-known social psychologist, Steele has served as the 21st Provost of Columbia University for the past two years, previously having taught psychology and performed research for 18 years at the University of Utah, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan and Stanford.
Stephen Goeman has left a strong legacy of outspoken student activism at Tufts. As a member of Students Promoting Equality, Awareness and Compassion (SPEAC) and the Coalition Against Religious Exclusion (CARE), Goeman has become an impassioned and vocal member of the Tufts community.
As an international relations major, what Katie Monson enjoys most is observing how individuals interact in order to understand macro-level questions. “I don’t know what people outside of IR think about IR, but to me it’s a very fundamental study of why humans are the way that they are, and how you can maximize good things for people and try to minimize some of the scarier things like war and conflict,” Monson said.
For four years, Tabias Wilson has carved out spaces within the chatter of campus dialogue to make room for conversations about underrepresented identities — conversations that empower marginalized people across campus to develop a voice that demands attention.
As April has come and gone, Tufts Democrats have been enthusiastically rallying support on campus for Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) in his race for the open Senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry. Despite the fast-approaching primary on April 30, Tufts Republicans has been much less active in campaigning throughout this extended election season.
Evolution is a crucial word in Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry’s lexicon. He frequently describes Tufts students, faculty and political science as constantly evolving entities. Having worked at Tufts for almost 40 years, he has seen the development of the university and the department as they have similarly evolved through the decades.
Among Tufts’ many historical accomplishments, founding the nation’s first graduate school for international affairs ranks high on the list. The founders of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy aimed to “offer a broad program of professional training in international affairs to a select group of graduate students.
The special election to fill John Kerry’s now-vacant Senate seat in Massachusetts is fast approaching — and Tufts Democrats is mobilizing. The group, which enthusiastically campaigned in November for current Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and President Barack Obama, has revived the campaign for Rep.
Assistant Professor of Drama and Dance Noe Montez examined the use of theater in exploring post-conflict memory in his lecture last Friday, the latest in the Experimental College’s weekly series “A Taste of Tufts: A Sampling of Faculty Research.” According to Cindy Stewart, Assistant Director of the ExCollege, memory has become an inadvertent theme of the lecture series.
This article is the third in a series exploring the historical background of sites and buildings on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Jumbo the elephant, who stands proudly outside Barnum Hall, represents the famous real elephant that once resided within the walls of what is now the Biology department.
According to the U.S. News and World Report, there are 1.1 million physically disabled undergraduate college students in the United States, comprising 5.9 percent of the total population of undergrads. While the numbers at Tufts are proportionally much smaller, the campus — physically and from an educational standpoint — poses a number of challenges for students with disabilities that they and the university work to overcome.
What if you could live to be 200 years old? What if you could increase your IQ by 300 points? What if you could live with a new colony of humans in space? To the members of the Futurism Society at Tufts, these prospects aren’t just flights of fancy — they’re the starting points of lively weekly discussions.
Enter Halligan Hall and go deep into the maze of classrooms that make up the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and it won’t take long to find Warren Gagosian. If he’s not working on the lifelike model village and train system he’s built there, Gagosian — who graduated from Tufts in 1973 and works as a labo coorinator for the deprtmen — can be found providing both technical and emotional support to the electrical engineering and computer science students who use the building’s labs.