On March 5, 2019, the Tufts Dining Action Coalition’s (TDAC) picket in support of dining hall workers made Tufts history. With over 1,200 students, workers, faculty, community members, and staff from Boston’s food service and hospitality workers union, UNITE HERE Local 26 in attendance, the demonstration was the largest ever seen at Tufts. In the
When I think about where I’ll be when I turn 29 years old, my vision includes some kind of gainful employment and maybe a dog. But for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the year he turned 29 also happened to be the year he became the youngest mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a city known
If you’ve been online (or even just alive) in the past three years, chances are you’ve encountered an article somewhere about “algorithms.” What an algorithm actually looks like can vary greatly, but they are defined broadly by the Association for Computing Machinery’s US public policy council arm as “a self-contained step-by-step set of operations that
The 2020 Presidential Election lies over a year away, but already, Americans have a growing list of potential Democratic options to choose from. Re-energized Democrats are determined to defeat President Trump, but many, including myself, are struggling to pick their candidate. All the contenders appear to be supporting variations of a similar, fairly progressive platform.
On the night of January 23, a screenshot of an Instagram story of a White Tufts student in blackface was shared on “POC Jumbos,” a Facebook affinity group for students of color on Tufts campus. By the next morning, the post had spread across campus and although it was deleted on class pages, it remains
As I’m sure many Tufts students did, I spent the majority of my winter break with my family. While family time is something I’m always grateful for, it also means spending a lot of time and energy arguing with my family members whenever topics of social or political importance come up. During one of many
November 6, 2018 was a day that many Democrats, such as myself, had anticipated for months. Several up-and-coming politicians, such as Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Beto O’Rourke in Texas, had been gathering bases of passionate supporters for months, and the prospect of a “blue-wave” was on the horizon. This year was also the first
Tufts University’s campus sits upon land that was inhabited by the Massachusett and Wampanoag nations for thousands of years. However, due to Native erasure at an institutional and academic level, the vast majority of students aren’t aware of this history. Despite University recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2016, there are still many ongoing legacies
Content warnings: mention of suicidality, mental illness, ableist interactions This is about the time in the semester when all my friends start having mental breakdowns—midterm season, group projects, and starting work on final papers. This is not to mention the constant news cycle of hate crimes, sexual assault hearings that lead to no accountability,
We are a group of Tufts tour guides who love talking to prospective students and parents about our experiences at this school. We know that the tours we give are crucial to the Office of Admissions’ success, and we work hard to accurately and fairly depict what college life at Tufts is like. But we
On October 16, Harvard University went to trial in a Boston Federal District Court in defense of its race-conscious admissions policy. The lawsuit is led by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a non-profit group of more than 20,000 students and parents, including a group of Asian Americans rejected from Harvard, who, according to their website
“Why am I doing this?” I can hear my two suitemates in the adjacent room, debating whether or not they should quit the pre-medical (pre-med) track at Tufts. Their intense back and forth does not hinge on their ambition to become doctors, but rather on the pre-med classes’ rigor and workload. This semester, it’s chemistry.