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Where you read it first | Sunday, April 14, 2024

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Politics, pollution and “overpopulation”

As an Environmental Studies and International Relations (IR) major (probably), I’ve discovered that there are a few topics you’re bound to encounter in almost any class that addresses the politics of the environment. One of these topics is “overpopulation.”In my Introduction to International ...


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With free speech policy, Tufts community seeks civil dialogue

This January, the shooting of 12 people at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo shocked the world, and brought the topics of free speech and religious sensitivity to the fore. The violence sparked discussions across campus, where free speech has been a major topic of debate, and where both students and the administration have actively sought to build a campus that embraces differences of ideas, understanding, and active engagement.



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Athletics teams make difference through Team IMPACT

Due to the recent successes of Tufts’ sports teams, athletes are becoming more well-known on campus. However, not many students know about Matthew Govostes or Joli Vega, two children who were “drafted” to the men’s and women’s soccer team (respectively) though an organization called Team ...


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A world without gender

For approximately the first seven years of my life, I didn’t realize the significance or limitations of gender. I knew that I was a girl because I was told that I was a girl. I even thought that being a girl was better than being a boy because we were allowed to wear both dresses and pants, and could ...




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Protect your appetite with a condiment

Condiments act as punctuation marks for food. Like an apostrophe or a semicolon, you might easily leave one out. But condiments, like commas, can radically change the environment they inhabit. This week, I wanted to leave you guys with a few simple things to mix, drizzle and glaze on your regular dishes ...


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CAFE pre-orientation program to return to campus this summer

Each year, about half the members of Tufts’ incoming first-year class begin their college experience not on the first day of mandatory All-University Orientation but with the optional pre-orientation programs the previous week. In August 2015,  a fifth pre-orientation program called CAFE (Conversation, ...


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Tufts Climate Action starts next chapter under new moniker

Tufts Divest, a student, alumni and faculty-comprised coalition that advocates for Tufts' divestment from fossil fuels, is starting a new chapter this school year under a new name: Tufts Climate Action.Senior Evan Bell, a physics major, is one of the club coordinators and has been a leader in ...



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Normandy

Last weekend, our group went on a short excursion to Normandy, home of cider and World War II history. We stayed in a town called Caen, which was much quieter than Paris and splendidly picturesque. With two or three Gothic churches and a huge medieval castle on a hill, we had plenty to explore.Saturday ...


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Tufts considers role in 2024 Olympics games as a university

Dismissing Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles, the United States Olympic Committee announced earlier this month that it had selected Boston as its official candidate for host of the 2024 summer games. In assembling their bid package, members of the Boston 2024 executive committee ...



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Tufts alum reflects on TMC experience

Leading a group of current Tufts Mountain Club members, John "Whitey" White is ice climbing at Flume Gorge, at the southern end of Franconia Ridge.The ice is fairly wet today on account of the warmer weather. The group climbs all day, Whitey always there to give someone a belay or show ...


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The myth of human nature

Many of my high school history teachers taught watered-down versions of political theories and concepts. In particular, I remember one history teacher who was fond of “fill-in-the-blank” note sheets. When he taught our class about capitalism, we completed the following phrase in a handout: “Adam ...



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After long wait, Jumbo to return to the Hill this spring

Jumbo is finally on his way. The new bronze statue of Tufts' unique mascot, a 2012 donation by Tufts alumnus Richard Reynolds (LA ’67), was supposed to join the Tufts community last fall. After a long wait and extensive preparations by sculptor Steven Whyte, Jumbo is scheduled to arrive this ...



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Tufts researchers study the hazards of highway pollution

A Tufts research team, working with more than eight community partners, has found a relationship between air pollutants emanating from highways and cardiovascular health in surrounding communities, and has also explored ways to mitigate exposure at the levels of policy and practice.