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Where you read it first | Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Grace Nelson


On-campus construction craze: A necessary growing pain

When taking a stroll through the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus, it is impossible not to notice at least one of the many ongoing construction projects. The constant buzz of construction has become a familiar sound for Tufts students and staff, with multiple ongoing projects scattered about the campus. One of these buildings, located in the heart of campus, embodies Tufts’ longstanding dedication to the humanities: Eaton Hall, home of multiple departments, including classical studies and sociology. 

Graphic reads "Vote" with the address and stamp of Tufts below.

Tisch-affiliated student groups foster civic-minded campus environment

On its website, the Tufts admissions office emphasizes that its student body is “civically engaged.” Thanks to the dedication of groups affiliated with Tisch College, this phrase is not merely an ideal, but a reality. The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life aims to “prepare students for a lifetime of engagement in civic and democratic life.” Affiliated organizations including JumboVote, Cooperation and Innovation in Citizenship and Advancing Civic Thought in Our Nation help achieve this vision.


Tufts celebrates 30 years of LatinXcellence with upcoming reception and showcase

The fall semester is officially in full swing, and with it comes an exciting month for the Tufts Latinx community. Not only is this October Latinx Heritage Month, a nationwide celebration of the culture, but it also marks the Tufts Latinx Center’s monumental 30th anniversary. Located on the corner of Talbot and College Ave, the Tufts Latinx Center — or, as students affectionately call it, the “LC” — is celebrating “30 years of LatinXcellence.”

Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center is pictured on May 10.

Revised meal swipe rules feed into students’ frustration

For many Tufts students, the meal plan is a non-negotiable aspect of campus life. Coinciding with the two-year undergraduate residency requirement, both first years and sophomores are mandated to be on a meal plan. However, recent revisions to the meal swipe program seem to be cooking up a storm among the student body, with many left hungry for more opportunities to get their meals.


New Faculty Profile: Sarah Corrigan explores lamenting and laughing in new special topics course

When she was originally asked to teach Theories of Humor and Laughter at Emerson College, a course intended for aspiring comedians, Harvard Ph.D. candidate Sarah Corrigan felt more than out of place. While she was excited to teach the course, her research centered around modern forms of lament and lamentation; consequently, she wasn’t sure if she was the best fit for the role. 

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