Finding Joy in Solidarity: A Conversation Reflecting on Student Protest

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

What’s in an Algorithm? The Problem of the Black Box

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 Most Important 2020 Decision No One is Talking About

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.

A Call for Native Studies

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

Building A Better Reality: Improving the Lives of Students Begins with Teachers

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,

Misguided Representation

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

The Real Winners of the Harvard Lawsuit

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