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Where you read it first | Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Tufts Democrats attend annual NH Democratic State Convention

On an early foggy Saturday morning, 68 members of Tufts Democrats departed in groups to attend the 2015 Democratic Party State Conventionheld in Manchester, N.H.Over 4,000 people from the surrounding states and the Democratic Party gathered in the Verizon Wireless Arena to hear from various Democratic Party officers and six Presidential candidates, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).


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Inaugural Bridge-Year fellows take off in high spirits

As pre-orientation students and staff roamed the campus in late August, a different orientation was beginning for 15 new members of the Tufts community. These students are the inaugural class of the Tisch College's 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program, a gap-year program unveiled in February ...



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University continues construction after summer recess

While school was out of session for the summer, work continued on campus in the form of several construction projects. In addition to renovating myriad residence halls and university-owned homes, the university funneled resources into three major ventures: construction of the Science and Engineering ...



The Setonian
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New collaborative research center launched to gain insights into human behavior

In collaboration with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), Tufts University inaugurated the new Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CABCS) in April. Located in the School of Engineering labs at 200 Boston Ave., the center is operated by researchers hailing from both organizations who hope to gain a better understanding of the impacts of demanding environments on people.




The Setonian
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Sipping for success

Dewinking: (verb) The act of consuming alcohol in Dewick. It was Spring Fling, so we figured we’d start our day off with some Dewinking.The first time I heard someone use this word, I couldn’t help but laugh. It sounded like how a child still feeling out the English language might say “drinking.” ...


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Spring fling: a tradition continues

Since Spring Fling kicked off in 1980, when it was headlined by Pousette-Dart Band and opened by the Beelzebubs and the Willie Nininger Band, a host of great artists have brought their music to the hill.“We’re putting together a show, not an act," Matt Marber, co-chair of Concert Board, said. ...




The Setonian
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'100% all man-hate all the time'

The people and ideas I’ve encountered at Tufts have made me much more aware of nuances. I’ve become more cognizant of the problems that come with generalizing and lumping together groups of people who, between themselves, possess incredibly broad ranges of experiences and backgrounds -- of lumping ...


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DevTech Lab unites technology and education

The Tufts-based DevTech Research Group's lab, located in the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School building on College Ave., is in the business of creating unique learning experiences for kids. Currently, the lab focuses on creating developmentally appropriate technologies for young children. According ...


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Goodman Foundation ambassadors, Tufts Votes look to boost on-campus voter registration

According to the Tisch College's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), U.S. youth voters -- those in the 18-29 age range -- are consistently less likely to vote in elections than older constituents, especially in midterm elections. 64.8 percent of Americans over 25 cast their votes in the 2012 elections, compared with 41.2 percent of 18-24-year-olds. Only 21.5 percent of youth voted in the 2014 midterms, and their votes comprised just 13 percent of the total counted.


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Q+A: Stephan Pennington talks music history, cultural appropriation

Assistant Professor of Music Stephan Pennington’s most recent research studies structures of cultural appropriation in the music industry. He describes three phases of cultural appropriation, by which the appropriated sound or style is taken farther away from its roots in steps. Pennington sat down with the Daily to explain these phases, point to past and present examples and talk about ways in which cultural exchange can be accomplished without appropriation or erasure.


The Setonian
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Redefining environmentalism

In my experiences attending a predominantly white university in the Western world, environmentalism is often presented as a western concept. My professors frequently cite Henry David Thoreau as one of the first environmentalists, who lived in a secluded cabin in New England and wrote about nature. They ...



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Tufts welcomes policy change to admit undocumented students

At a rally for Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (UIJ) on April 7, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin announced an undergraduate admissions policy change to welcome applications from undocumented students, a result of the group's continuous effort throughout the past year.UIJ PresidentZobella ...


The Setonian
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Part of this complete breakfast

Swiping into a dining hall for breakfast costs me $6.82. Eating breakfast at home costs me about 90¢, depending on how good a deal I get on my cereal and whether there’s a banana in it or not.But eating at home is way less fun. If you’ve ever paid attention to a cereal advertisement, you know ...