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Where you read it first | Monday, May 27, 2024



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.

The Setonian

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 ...


University honors mascot through art

With a robust resume that boasts piggyback rides for the likes of Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt (literally carrying the fate of the world on his back), a life memorialized in Walt Disney movies and a name that has permanently altered dictionaries and fast-food orders everywhere, it is easy ...


Finding comfort through pets at Tufts

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The Setonian

History On The Hill: Saving Tufts University with earmarks

By the time of former University President Jean Mayer’s inauguration in 1976, Tufts University was plagued by financial problems so severe, they could have shut the school's doors for good.“We might have closed. We were not viable as an institution," Sol Gittleman, once a Tufts provost ...


Fraternities aim to make party policies more widely known

Despite rumors that Tufts fraternities will have to follow stricter party policies -- specifically involving alcohol distribution at parties and age regulation -- the heads of Greek organizations say that the existing policies are not changing. In fact, they said these issues are, to a large degree, already addressed in the current guidelines.


Over-enrollment at Tufts: fact or fiction?

Over the last several years, Tufts' popularity has risen notably and it is now considered a “hot school” by various college rankings. Consequently, more students are choosing to apply. Whether or not the admissions office is admitting more students than in the past, or whether or not more students ...


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.