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Professors find strong teaching tool in social media

Whether through its ability to facilitate publicizing an event or cause to several thousand people at once, or through the ease with which it allows feedback on a product or idea to be gathered in great detail, social media has expedited the dispersion of information on a grand scale in recent years. ...


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Q&A: Robert Joseph, Adam Kochman on 2016 TCU budget

This January, TCU senate announced that it was removing funding for off-campus travel from next year’s budget. The treasury said that a gradual depletion of its surplus fund, which, in addition to money from the student activities fee, has been supplying clubs with supplementary (i.e. not budgeted ...


The Setonian
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Are sluts free?

Most Tufts students seem to know by now that the word "slut" is bad. The anti-slut-shaming movement has become too big to miss. From “SlutWalks” in cities worldwide to events at Tufts such as The Vagina Monologues and sex-positive presentations by SexologistOh Megan, embracing the word ...


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History on the Hill: Tufts' reservoir

All that is left of the Mystic Reservoir that previously occupied 4.5 acres of Tufts’ campus is the muddy field known as the residential quad. But between 1864 and 1948, the reservoir was used as a water supply, a picnic spot, a swimming hole, an ice rink and the centerpiece for countless campus ...


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Unionization spreads across Boston, throughout country

When Tufts University's part-time faculty unionized in Sept. 2013, they were at the forefront of a growing movement for better working conditions for adjuncts across the Greater Boston area. By now, adjuncts at Boston University, Northeastern University, Lesley University and Bentley University ...


The Setonian
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Quesadilla

I watched “Napoleon Dynamite" (2004) not too long ago. At one point, as Napoleon’s grandma is preparing for a day of ATV shenanigans down at the dunes, Napoleon asks her what he can have to eat while she's gone. Frustrated, she tells him to make “a dang quesadill-a” if he gets ...








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Holy hamburger, Batman!

Apparently, ramen burgers are a thing now. I won’t be talking about them. Let’s get back to the no-nonsense roots of bun, burger and toppings.Boston Burger Company (colloquially and hereafter referred to as BBC) provides a startling array of burgers. The Davis Square mainstay has so many, in fact, ...



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New satirical zine, El Tit, comes to the Hill

If you haven’t picked up a copy of El Tit, Tufts’ newest publication, self-described as “Tufts' only oldest, co-ed, non-a cappella, unrecognized satirical publication,” then you’re in luck: After making its debut earlier this semester, according to its Facebook page, El Tit will publish ...



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Population control or social control?  

Last week, I wrote a column about the politics of population control. Ironically, or perhaps fittingly, this week I read the most heartbreaking article about forced sterilizations that took place in North Carolina between 1929 and 1974. During that time, 7,600 North Carolinians were sterilized. Eighty-five ...


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CASTing a net of support for students with autism

This is the second part of a series about students on the autism spectrum at Tufts. To read the first part, click here.For Aaron Herman, Rachel Bennett and Justin Robbins, three Tufts students with autism spectrum disorders who are members of the Coalition for Autism Support at Tufts (CAST), the ...


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'We’re not broken': at Tufts, on the autism spectrum

This is the first article in a two-part series on students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at Tufts. Six students sit around a table in the Mayer Campus Center on a Friday evening, fiercely debating. The topics at hand include a2008 Pentagon reportclaiming that Vladimir Putin has Asperger’s ...