IN NEWS: The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution on Sunday to create a $5,000 fund to assist students, who are on financial aid and in TCU-recognized organizations, with the cost of off-campus excursions.
IN FEATURES:The part-time faculty at Tufts made headlines last semester after voting to unionize under the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)’s Adjunct Action campaign
IN ARTS: “Rise of an Empire” functions as part-prequel and part-sequel to the original, yet most of the action occurs at the same time as the events of the first film.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: The TCU Senate passed a resolution on Sunday to create an “Individual Support Fund.” This fund aims to alleviate the burden of club fees on those students who may not be able to afford them.
IN SPORTS: At the end of the fall season, the men’s squash team eagerly awaited the return of two key players: Juniors HugoMeggitt and Zachary Schweitzer. Both studied abroad in their fall semesters, leaving the Jumbos without two of their top players as they played a fall schedule that resulted in a single win.
IN NEWS: Tufts announced preliminary figures that show that the annual cost of studying and living at the university will rise by nearly four percent next semester.
IN FEATURES: This year, the Experimental College (ExCollege) at Tufts University marks its 50th anniversary since it established its first course on comparative literature in 1964.
IN ARTS: It is rare that a program – Workaholics – juvenile enough to elicit headshaking and embarrassing enough to make viewers cringe can continue to entertain over the many years it has been on the air.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: A discussion of the proposed tuition increases for the coming semester.
IN SPORTS: The final tune-up for the men’s track and field team, before the NCAA Championships, consisted of three meets over the weekend, during which athletes from around the country hoped to post qualifying marks.
In News: Tom Bourdon, director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Center, will leave Tufts on March 14 to become the president of Greater Boston Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
In Features: Much of the recent dialogue surrounding the higher education system has focused on encouraging students to fulfill the demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers in the United States; some even claim that college students who study the humanities will face significant barriers when entering the workforce.
In Arts: Every designer struggles to find the balance between brightening up post-winter lines with floral accents and actually bringing revolutionary elements to their pieces without being overly avant-garde.
Today’s Editorial: Many have discounted the educational value of majoring in fields that lie outside of the science, technology, engineering and math arenas, yet an education in humanities is not the professional death sentence that it so often gets branded as.
In Sports: Senior tri-captain Liz Moynihan finished Saturday’s NCAA Round-of-32 contest against the University of New England shooting 1 for 9 from the field. The one shot she converted was the game’s most important: a 25-foot 3-point buzzer beater that gave her team a 57-54 overtime victory and catapulted the Jumbos into the tournament’s Sweet 16 round next weekend.
In News: Professor Cymene Howe from the Department of Anthropology at Rice University delivered a lecture yesterday on the politics of sexual rights in Nicaragua in anticipation of International Women’s Day.
In Features: Tufts Podcast Network, a relatively new student group that creates audio broadcasts, has a simple mission: to bring people together through the sharing of thoughts and stories about the human experience.
In Arts: Despite the fact that the performers sometimes weave through the crowded dance floor, the fourth wall is still firmly in place. Nevertheless, “AcousticaElectronica” is perhaps one of the most immersive theatrical performance events out there.
In Sports: The women’s lacrosse team won a blowout victory against Keene State last Tuesday, proving that this year’s team is poised for a strong season.
Last night, Thursday March 6, the 3Ps Spring Major “How I Learned to Drive” opened in Balch Arena Theatre. Tickets are still on sale at the box office in Aidekman for performances tonight and Saturday night.
Welcome to the weekend Jumbos!
Spring Break Countdown: SEVEN DAYS
IN NEWS: Professor Cymene Howe from the Department of Anthropology at Rice University delivered a lecture yesterday on the politics of sexual rights in Nicaragua in anticipation of International Women’s Day.
IN ARTS: St. Vincent displays novel and impressive side of art pop, keeping the themes of modern life relevant, with their new title album.
IN SPORTS: The women’s lacrosse team won a blowout victory against Keene State last Tuesday, proving that this year’s team is poised for a strong season.
IN NEWS: Nine Tufts students were arrested alongside 389 others in Washington, D.C., on Sunday as they protested the Keystone XL pipeline.
IN FEATURES: Tufts University ranked ninth among top medium-sized schools that produce Peace Corps volunteers, up from 15th in 2013. Twenty-four of Tufts’ undergraduate alumni are currently serving abroad with the program.
IN ARTS: Pen, Paint & Pretzels’ spring major production, “How I Learned to Drive,” opens tonight in Balch Arena Theater.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: Yesterday, the College Board, the non-profit organization that administers the SAT Reasoning Test to over one million college-bound high schoolers each year, announced a dramatic overhaul of the test’s content, scoring and format.
IN SPORTS: The men’s basketball team lost to Williams by 10 points in overtime, ending the season one free throw away from an upset.
IN NEWS: The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate voted to support the establishment of an undergraduate education major in a 22-0-0 vote last month.
IN FEATURES: Following a successful repair to a crack in its structure, the pool reopens today with regular hours.
IN ARTS: Lea Michele, once a Broadway prodigy and now the starlet of “Glee” (2009-present), released her debut album “Louder” at the end of February.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: Tufts stresses that its students should be active global citizens, and teaching is a prime way in which Jumbos could fulfill this goal: giving back to the global community by educating a younger generation.
IN SPORTS: When it comes to Div. III athletes, few compare to Tufts alumna Julia Browne (LA ’11).
IN NEWS: The ninth annual Tufts Energy Conference (TEC), to be held on March 8 and 9, will address “pressing energy issues in developing markets.”
IN FEATURES: The homepage for Sound of Boston, a recently established online music publication, provides a modern, professional introduction to the local Boston music scene, and the publication has a special connection to the university.
IN ARTS: A prominent visual artist, Softic’s work is currently on display at the Tufts University Art Gallery in her “Migrant Universe” exhibit. The exhibition is something of a meditation on themes of exile, national identity and memory.
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: A reflection on Greek life and its growth at Tufts.
IN SPORTS: Both teams expected a showdown, as No. 5 Tufts played No. 18 Middlebury on Saturday afternoon. And just three minutes into the contest, it appeared that a tight game was exactly what the Jumbos would get.