Hot off the Press | March 25, 2014

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IN NEWS: The City of Somerville in a March 20 press release announced that it had ended negotiations with Tufts on the redevelopment of the former Powder House Community School.

IN FEATURES: Since 2008, female Tufts students have worked with the national non-profit organization Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) to help girls in the surrounding Somerville and Medford areas. The chapter has attempted to encourage female empowerment and promote service work by mentoring local young women.

IN ARTS: “Divergent,” the movie, is just as good, if not better, than the book.

TODAY’S EDITORIAL: Tufts Dental School is raising the bar by making active citizenship and public service a core component of its student experience.

IN SPORTS: After a long cross-country trip, a small contingent from the men’s track and field team arrived in Lincoln, Neb. on March 13 to compete in the Div. III National Championships. The next day — Friday, March 14 — marked the first of two days of competition, which saw the Jumbos get out to a fast and successful start.

Hot off the Press | March 11, 2014

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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.

Hot off the Press | February 11, 2014

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IN NEWS: The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in January received a $2.5 million donation from Travis and Anne Engen, bringing the school closer to its $5 million fundraising goal for the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA).

IN FEATURES: Constitutional Law, a political science course focusing on court decisions, civil liberties and the U.S. Supreme Court, has only been offered to Tufts students three times in the past eight years. The rare class, currently offered this semester, has remained popular and highly sought after by students.

IN ARTS: “Teen Wolf” is the paragon of guilty pleasure television. Populated by attractive supernatural teenagers who fight bad guys while aggressively cool music thumps in the background, the plotlines are convoluted and often downright ridiculous, but, despite its flaws, “Teen Wolf” is a surprisingly good show.

TODAY’S EDITORIAL: As the small Russian coastal town of Sochi begins to receive the world for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, plans to bring the summer games to Boston in 2024 are already in motion. Is it a good idea?

IN SPORTS: Divide and conquer was the mantra for the men’s track and field team this weekend, as athletes went their separate ways — the majority to Boston University’s David Hemery Invite, others to the Gordon Kelly Invitational at MIT.

Hot off the presses

Posted by thetuftsdaily on March 5, 2013 under Arts & Living, Campus News, Sports | Be the First to Comment

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After a trip to Washington, D.C., University President Anthony Monaco discusses his opposition to the sequester, what it’ll mean for Tufts University.

In an effort to get Tufts to divest from fossil fuel investments, students protested in the Campus Center yesterday.

Can you see the future? Well, Tufts Futurism Society tasks itself with discussing that unknown.

Tufts Distance Medley Relay team joins fellow Jumbos to head to Nationals.

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A run down of this weekend’s EPIIC Symposium on Global Health and Security, including examinations of health care delivery,  violence as a global public health challenge, and how technology affects health and security.

The Daily goes in depth at the 85th Academy Awards – from ceremony style to host MacFarlane and of course the Oscar winners!

Today’s Editorial: MIT gunman hoax presents opportunity for re-examining safety procedure.

Women’s Track and Field continues with a strong showing at BU after becoming New England Div. III Champions.

Get to know Warren Gagosian, the veteran electrical engineer who you may not recognize but has definitely helped every student who passed through Halligan Hall.

The latest “Die Hard” film loses all nuance as a graceless departure from original.

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Posted by thetuftsdaily on February 20, 2013 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

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30 Tufts students attended the Forward on Climate Rally in Washington D.C. to oppose the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, an oil conveyor that will stretch from Canada to Texas.

Tufts Friends of Israel (FOI) raised over $1,000 for Save a Child’s Heart, a charity that funds children’s surgeries, over $200 more than last year.

Need an escape? “The Glass Menagerie” written by the famous Tennessee Williams and starring Zachary Quinto (“Heroes,” “24″) is playing now at the American Repertory Theater.

Today’s editorial discussed the Occupy movement, one that started in the fall of 2011. Although it has since fallen out of the public eye, “the passion, energy, and spirit of grassroots protest and collective action is alive and evolving at Tufts.”

And in sports, the Jumbo reigns supreme! Women’s track and field won the New England Div. III indoor championship for the second time in its 24 years history. Go Jumbos!