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.
Welcome to the weekend Jumbos!
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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 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.
Check out this beautiful and very meaningful event, Jumbos! On Sunday March 2, Cancer Outreach Society partnered up with Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program to host a donation event in honor of Vivien Lim, a Tufts ’13 student from Singapore who passed away last September from a rare form of salivary gland cancer. This partnership will not only fundraise donations for Vivien Lim’s research fund, which focuses to find a cure to the rare type of cancer that Vivien unfortunately had to battle with, but also collect hair to create wigs for women fighting cancer. What made this event so valuable was that a student’s participation has helped both causes.
Students gathered in Carmichael Lounge to support the cause and also their friend, Rhiannon Chou Wiley, who was kind and brave enough to go for a short haircut (and let me say an awesome transformation) and who is going to be revealed in the next picture.
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In Features: Almost a year and a half after the derecognition of the evangelical student religious group Tufts Christian Fellowship, the heated debate over qualifications for student leadership positions for religious groups came to some resolution with a new policy from the Committee on Student Life.
In Arts: “Non-Stop” centers on air marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson), whose characterization in the movie’s first five minutes involves sighing wearily and staring off into the distance.
Today’s Editorial: We are told to focus on the global periphery and not told that our domestic problems and international problems often stem from the same inter-connected systems. We are told to care, but in very specific ways that uphold colonizing systems, about everywhere.
In Sports: In a season filled with accomplishments, the women’s basketball team reached its most impressive milestone yet Sunday by capturing the program’s first ever NESCAC title and securing a perfect season in conference play with its 62-46 victory over second-seeded Amherst.
IN NEWS: One week from today, Cornelia Schneider (F ‘06), will be the first individual presented with the Fletcher Women’s Leadership Award (FWLA), established this year by the Fletcher Board of Advisors.
IN ARTS: Building on the successes of their previous record and EPs, Phantogram assembled an album that repeats its characteristic flying synths and urgent vocals, but also moves away from the spacious feel, creating something more assured and precise.
IN SPORTS: The women’s lacrosse team has been excited for the 2014 season since learning that Tufts had hired new head coach Courtney Farrell.
The gap year is becoming an increasingly common way for students to experience the real world before transitioning from high school education to the realm of higher education. Students often use the time during their gap years to pursue professional interests or volunteer work that the grind of a scholastic schedule does not allow time for. Yet the gap year can be a daunting proposition. Time, planning, and resources (i.e. energy and money) can all be causes of stress.
Last Wednesday, with a lecture by retired General Stanley McChrystal, Tufts launched its new 1+4 Program. The program is designed to encourage incoming students to take a year off from education between high school and college and provides them with resources to bridge the gap (in fact, the gap year has even been renamed the bridge year). Gen. McChrystal chairs the leadership council of the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, which not only encourages military and civilian national service, but also campaigns to make opportunities for engaging in such projects more readily available to young Americans.
Freshman Ali Boreiko spent her gap year working in a public defender’s office and teaching in Nicaragua. Said Boreiko over email, “I think one of the biggest misconceptions about gap years is that they have to be extravagant and expensive and abroad.”
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IN NEWS: Mary Pat McMahon, currently the associate dean of student affairs at Bowdoin College, will become Tufts’ new dean of student affairs on April 1.
IN FEATURES: The Tufts Wellness Center opened last year to provide free health services and consultations to university employees. Founded last May, the center partners with Marathon Health, a company that works with employers to provide affordable healthcare for their staff.
IN ARTS: If you are in the mood for a good laugh tonight, you should consider heading down to Balch Arena Theater for the opening night of “The 39 Steps.”
TODAY’S EDITORIAL: A discussion of the veto of SB 1062 in Arizona.
IN SPORTS: The women’s squash team this past weekend earned the third spot in the D Division and a No. 27 national ranking, after Tufts beat William Smith College in the consolation round of the CSA Team Championships in Princeton, N.J.