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Norovirus touches down at Tufts

Tufts football and field hockey teams faced an unexpected challenge during preparation for this year's Homecoming weekend. A rapid outbreak of norovirus made about 20 athletes ill, causing them to be absent from practice.According to Tufts Health Service Medical Director Dr. Margaret Higham, the ...






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Tufts needs a primer in sustainability

The Tufts University Office of the President websitedeclares that Tufts “has long been a pioneer in campus sustainability,” citing its development of the Talloires Declaration in 1990. A common definition of sustainability is a type of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising ...



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Dworkin' on your case

Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s Word of the Day:jurisprudencenoun \joor-us-PROO-dunss\definition: the science or philosophy of lawMy entire life, I've unknowingly lived under a duplicitous identity. My friends and family knew me as Henry Allan Jani, but Big Brother had me listed otherwise: Henry ...



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An Open Letter to Parents Weekend

Dear Parents and Family Weekend,One of my favorite ideas in life is that "everyone has a story." I feel like whenever I’m able to keep that in mind, the world becomes a better place. People become discoveries waiting to happen, and I’m put in a mindset that urges me to try and understand ...


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Flashback Friday: Students protest anti-Semitic speech, 1992

In April 1992, when Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammed, the special assistant to Nation of Islam leaderLouis Farrakhan, came to Tufts to talk about the relationship between Israel and South Africa, a rally of over 200 people from Tufts Hillel, Tufts Israel Network and other members of the Tufts community ...


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Student initiative pushes for tobacco-free campus

"The smoke-free initiative would benefit the Medford campus by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and the necessity to clean up cigarette butts," Ramatowski said. "However, the initiative should provide services to help current smokers curb the habit. If we were to ban smoking without these support measures, Tufts' smoking population may turn to other substances, which would have a different set of health consequences."


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The politics of public spaces

“In great cities, spaces as well as places are designed and built: walking, witnessing, being in public, are as much part of the design and purpose as is being inside to eat, sleep, make shoes or love or music. The word citizen has to do with cities, and the ideal city is organized around citizenship ...


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Tufts-in-Tübingen program celebrates 50 years

Fifty years ago, Tufts brought four graduate students to Tübingen University in East Germany to take part in Tufts’ first study abroad program. This past weekend, the Tufts-in-Tübingen program, which later expanded to focus on undergraduates, welcomed back to the Medford/Somerville campus 120 ...





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An Open Letter to Tisch's Bathroom Graffitists

Dear Graffitists in the Tisch Bathroom,During my first major Tisch study session of college, I found myself in the first stall of the first-floor bathroom.  My head was whirring with calculations of how many pages of reading I had left, how long my French homework would take and whether or not I had ...


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HONK! Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

In its 10th year, with 28 bands traveling in from all over the country and abroad, the annual HONK! Festival brought music blended with activism to a variety of free events in Somerville, Cambridge and Boston this past weekend, from Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11.HONK! has more than doubled the number ...