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Where you read it first | Saturday, March 2, 2024



Local food trucks find home in Tufts community

Moe's BBQ Truck, which sits at the intersection of Professor's Row and Packard Ave. on weekend nights, has been well-known on campus for some time now. Recently, though, more and more local food trucks based in and around Somerville are finding a home around Tufts' campus.

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Davis Square businesses thrive in summer

Whether they head there to study, dine or catch a movie with friends, Tufts students frequently travel into Davis Square. It's no wonder, since its dozens of restaurants and businesses are all just a short walk or Joey ride from campus.Tufts students may benefit from the proximity of Davis Square, ...


As Constitution Day approaches, Mass. ACLU director Carol Rose discusses civil liberties

Carol Rose, the current executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, will lead a discussion entitled 'Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: A Constitutional Update" as part of the Constitution Day event hosted by Department of Political Science this Friday. Citizens' liberties, their endangerment and the ways in which ordinary citizens can protect them will all be a part of the conversation. The Daily sat down with Rose to discuss her background and perspectives on these issues.


New apps on campus aim to change social interaction

For Tufts sophomores Kofi Asante, Denis Bravenec, Richard Kim and Jared Moskowitz, social life at Tufts was lacking one crucial element -- communication. Though other students were going out to parties, the four were witnessing firsthand a need to improve the quality and quantity of social information ...


Maker Studio provides temporary opportunity in creative technology

From lab materials to circuit boards to phone cases, the Jumbo’s Maker Studio’s three-dimensional printer is fostering creativity among Tufts students and professors. The Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) opened its first Jumbo’s Maker Studio in June after receiving a 2012 grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance for $34,000 and additional funding from Lego.


The Essentials: A timeline of the events surrounding Title IX

Several colleges across the country, including Tufts, have been the subject of federal government investigations and media attention due to their approach to handling cases of sexual misconduct. Below is a timeline that outlines how a provision of the federal law Title IX, which bans gender discrimination ...

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Strategic Plan intends to bring significant changes

Not all Tufts students may be familiar with the details of the T10 Strategic Plan, but in the next few years they will witness the changes that come as a result of it. The Strategic Plan, announced in November 2013, is an outline of steps to be taken by the university in the upcoming 10 years to enhance ...

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Common Reading Program connects incoming students with Tufts community

Before they even arrive on campus, each member of the incoming freshman class has something in common — a book. For the class of 2018, that book is “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” written by Wes Moore.Incoming students each received “The Other Wes Moore” this summer as part of ...


'Colossal AcornHead' sculpture returns for permanent installation

A version of artist Leslie Fry's five-foot-long bronze "Colossal AcornHead" sculpture has made its way back to Tufts, replacing "Autruche II," or Banjo the Ostrich, which was removed last spring.Originally installed along the pathway to Tisch Library in May 2012, the statue was ...


Senior Profile: Jessica Laporte

Senior Jessica Laporte is dedicated to causes both on and off campus. In addition to holding leadership positions in the Interdenominational Christian Fellowship (ICF) and Tufts Mountain Club (TMC), Laporte is working to develop international clean water solutions. In less than a month, Laporte will ...


Senior Profile: Joshua Youner

Though Joshua Youner was initially interested in Tufts' international relations program, as a senior, he now focuses on economics, exploring business practices both inside and outside the classroom. An economics major and entrepreneurial leadership studies minor, Youner has also served as vice president ...


Senior Profile: Yessenia Rivas

Yessenia Rivas - a choreographer for Spirit of Color (SoC), Torn Ticket II and Sarabande, as well as an actress and dancer - is a star both on and off the stage. In addition to the many performances she has been involved in, Rivas has also worked behind the scenes, as both the vice president of Sarabande ...


Senior Profile: Nicola Chang

At Tufts, Nicola Chang found her niche in music. A lifelong percussionist and music enthusiast, Chang has played with a variety of groups during her time on campus, but has spent much of her time in Banging Everything At Tufts (BEATs)."I've been drumming for three years with them," Chang ...


Senior Profile: Brian McLaughlin

Not every student can say that he can run a four minute and 20 second mile, has performed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin and will be receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering after four years at Tufts. Yet senior Brian McLaughlin somehow found a way to do it all. As an ...


Senior Profile: Jonathan Bird

Students may recognize Jon Bird as the chair of Tufts University Programming Board, the best male model winner at the LUX fashion show, the guy who frequently wears the Jumbo mascot suit and, of course, the person who smiles at everyone he passes. Active in the Tufts community and chock full of enthusiasm, ...