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Where you read it first | Saturday, April 20, 2024



Nerd Girls encourages women in STEM

Historically, women have been less involved in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) than men. Though it may be a problem deeply rooted in society, there has been a recent push to change this imbalance and encourage women to enter and participate in previously male-dominated fields. Dr. ...


The Cheese Club, now officially recognized, is here to stay

Tufts certainly has its share of quirky clubs -- Tufts Free Compliments even received the attention of USA Today in 2012 for its quirkiness -- and it now has another.The Tufts Cheese Club, which meets every other Tuesday in Olin, has been quickly gaining size since it was founded last year by two ...


Tufts reacts to Hong Kong protests

This September a series of protests erupted in Hong Kong in a movement now known as the Umbrella Revolution. While these protests are not local, they have been present in the conversation at Tufts, from the Tufts Global China Connection's “Discussion of Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution” to conversations among ...


Boston Zine Fest showcases DIY culture, marginalized voices

Among the quirks of Boston lies a group of people who make their own, independent publications -- by hand -- and distribute them to a small number of other people. These publications are called zines, and although they are not unique to the area, the Boston Zine Fest Collective (BZF) is looking to increase ...


Students collectively summit 48 peaks at annual Peak Weekend

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or three days over the long weekend, Tufts students flocked to the Loj in Woodstock, New Hampshire for Peak Weekend. Sponsored by Tufts Mountain Club (TMC), the annual expedition saw students summit the 48 tallest peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. “So much flannel ...


Flashback Friday: ROTC draws protests amid ban, 1987

In 1969, during protests against the Vietnam War, Tufts voted to ban the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) from campus. They weren't the only ones -- other elite colleges such as Harvard and Columbia did the same. In the midst of this ban, on Sept. 27, 1987, two ROTC helicopters landed in ...


History on the Hill: Floating Hospital for Children

Boston has long been known for its top-of-the-line medical care, and the city boasts some of the best hospitals in the nation. Contributing to this culture of advanced medical treatment is the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. According to Dan Bird, the director of volunteers ...


Redevelopment of 574 Boston Ave. displaces long artisan legacy

Less than two years ago, a university building on the outskirts of campus served as an ideal work space for dozens of artisans. Now, the space is one of Tufts' biggest featured redevelopment projects. 574 Boston Ave is being re-purposed into a science and engineering building to meet the demand for new classrooms, teaching labs, research labs and office and study space.

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TCU Senate Update

In its second meeting of the academic year, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate allocated funds to several student organizations and approved a resolution supporting a pay model for part-time faculty, which would mimic how full-time lecturers are paid.The resolution, which is specific to part-time ...


Tufts goes green with MassRIDES Clean Air Challenge

Stuck between a need for grocery shopping and a limited amount of parking options, students are often in need of transportation methods other than personal cars. In order to encourage more environmentally friendly transportation options, Tufts Office of Sustainability (OOS) last month promoted the ...


Religious students explore off-campus options

Tufts is home to students and faculty with a broad spectrum of faiths. It is this diversity that has driven Tufts chaplaincy to provide members of every faith with the representation and resources they need.Tufts’ religious population has access to three main centers of worship on campus: Goddard ...


Flashback Friday: Students protest rape culture, 1991

Although many things were different in 1991 -- the clothes, the hair, the fact that Tufts had a chapter of the Psi Upsilon fraternity -- others seem to have not changed much. On Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991, students gathered in front of the unofficial Psi Upsilon house to protest the depiction of a rape ...