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Where you read it first | Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Resolution connects credits to Don't Ask, Don't Tell

A Tufts Community Union (TCU) senator has introduced a resolution calling for the university to award credit for military training courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, suggesting that the administration might be boycotting a discriminatory policy at the expense of students.


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Doling out the dough

The TCU Senate will lead a town-hall meeting tonight where students and senators can debate how to spend the $689,775.75 in disposable recovered funds from the embezzlement scandal. TCU President Duncan Pickard informed the Daily last night of the 13 options that members of the community have come up with. These ideas will provide the basis for tonight's discussion, although Pickard said that if other ideas crop up, senators will be receptive to them, as well.


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Dining halls make some students go 'nuts'

Friends and food seem to make an apt combination in a Tufts dining hall. A toppings-ridden Sunday Sundae and a few simple cookies often best complement a Dewick table conversation. For the students at Tufts that face serious food allergies, however, this combination may turn out not to be so pleasant.


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Research moves from the page to the screen

In coming years, "libraries are likely to move away from mainly printed materials — books, journals and manuscripts — to become digital repositories," according to an April 2008 article in London's the Guardian Newspaper.



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Community to discuss recovered funds

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate will hold a forum in Hotung Café today where students can give their opinions on how to use the money recovered from the embezzlement scandal.


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Ally Gimbel | When kiwis fly

Over the past few months living in New Zealand, I have learned that the best way to consume the local culture is to, well, eat it. As mom always told me, "You never know until you taste it."


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TCU senator wants retroactive-removal process for grades

Tufts Community Union Senator Toby Bonthrone is pressing the administration to institute a policy that would allow students who were suffering from untreated conditions but were unaware of them to drop previous semesters' grades.


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ETS exploits soon-to-be grads' 'real world' fears; presents grad school as 'backup plan'

The Educational Testing Service (ETS), administers of the SAT, GRE, AP and TOEFL exams, recently released a new advertisement. It features a picture of a 20-something-year-old hip African-American woman sitting by a tree with three thought bubbles protruding from her bald head. In them lie three taglines: "Start an online company," "Join the Peace Corps," "Go for my masters." All are clearly meant to answer the question, "Not sure what you're doing next?" which lines the top of the advertisement.




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Dining Services to add two restaurants to MOPs

Dining Services will add two restaurants to the Meals on Points (MOPs) program by next semester, supplementing the off-campus choices open to a student body hungry for more dining options.


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Tufts hosts Pro-Am debate tournament

The Tufts Debate Society hosted its third annual pro-am debate tournament this weekend, bringing 71 teams from 18 colleges to the Hill for parliamentary-style debates.


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How to move forward

Millions of Americans rose up Tuesday and, for a myriad of reasons, elected to take our country in an entirely new direction, vaulting Sen. Barack Obama to the presidency. Some voted to change the status quo of our politics, some voted to elect a voice for the middle class, others still voted to end American involvement in Iraq. There are certainly many other reasons that voters were in favor of Obama, and on Tuesday night, after the results were in, there was a national catharsis for many in the diverse coalition that carried him to victory.


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Brown town left feeling blue after NESCAC tournament disappointments

The field hockey team looks on anxiously as its hopes for its first ever NESCAC championship dwindle during yesterday's conference title game loss to Bowdoin on Bello Field. Coach Tina McDavitt's squad joined the volleyball team in hosting the NESCAC Tournaments in their respective sports this weekend, but neither could come away with a conference championship. See Sports.


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Michael Goetzman | Spotlight

No one wants their real names in these Spotlights. The simplicity of background checks combined with the Internet's hold on an increasing amount of our personal information gets us all paranoid about what future employers might find gathering dust in cyberspace. So, it should be no surprise that the Duke wanted his name withheld. Nonetheless, I hope that the alias I've created, BJ Sambrosafich, will ring a few bells, for his real name rhymes with it. If no bells were rung, he told me that you might be able to identify him by the fact that he has "three nipples and shaved pubic hair."


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Tufts Roundtable a new forum for political discourse

Frequenters of racks bearing campus publications gained another choice last week, when the Tufts Roundtable published its inaugural issue on Oct. 30. But readers had to act fast — copies of the non-partisan political analysis magazine flew off the racks and were difficult to find come Election Day.