Greek Life on campus is in flux, and students want to know more. A series of emails from the administration regarding the status of Greek organizations coupled with the existence of a closed Student Life Review Committee (SLRC) have left many students curious about the specific methodological and strategic tactics being used to address the
On January 18, the New York Times published an article titled “Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours.” As it happens, Tufts ranked 10 out of 38 selective colleges with more students (18.6 percent) from the top 1 percent than the bottom 60 percent (11.8 percent),
In 2013, Stephen Bannon, former Executive Chairman of Breitbart, a conservative news website, spoke against the Republican establishment in Washington D.C., calling for a populist insurrection “to continue to hammer this city, both the progressive left and institutional Republican party.” Three years later, in August 2016, Bannon became Chief Executive Officer of the Trump Campaign.
The average student walking around the Tufts Art Gallery parking lot, just behind Jackson Gym, may never guess that they are passing over a fault line that runs under the campus. Students may notice an outcropping of rust-colored rock, marked by an unassuming silver sign that reads, “Tufts Quartzite.” This exposed rock is tilted to
A sorority terrorized by a masked red devil. Foursomes with vampires and humans. A demon with a drill bit dildo. The horror genre in American television isn’t holding back. Representations of sexuality and sexual violence are fundamental elements of the most popular and frightening shows on networks today, and these shows are amassing attention. Over
ISIS has a new target of destruction: history itself. After gaining worldwide infamy for kidnappings, beheadings, and bombings, ISIS members have recently bulldozed and jackhammered several ancient pre-Islamic sites in Iraq that date as far back as the 8th century BCE. These sites include the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, the ancient city of Nimrud,
Starbucks is no stranger to the world of social and global issues. In 1994, the company adopted coffee and farmer equity practices to ensure the fair pay treatment of employees and encourage the use of environmentally friendly products. In 2003, Starbucks acquired Ethos Water Fund to promote clean water projects around the world. In 2012,
With 600 cases reported, the year 2014 holds the record for highest number of measles cases reported since the mid-1960s. This number is alarming, considering the measles vaccine was invented in 1971 and the disease was declared eliminated in 2000. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the resurgence of the disease can be
Jon Stewart, perhaps unknowingly, started a revolution with his takeover of “The Daily Show” in 1999. Fifteen years later, Stewart’s popularity, and that of his protégés like Stephen Colbert and John Oliver, outshines that of mainstream cable news networks among millennials. By combining political satire, news coverage, comedy, and the occasional serious monologue in the
Diesel Café, understated yet vibrant, sits in the heart of Davis Square. A random passerby may never know that Diesel is more than a coffee shop: it’s a lifestyle. It is a café tailor-made for the Somerville community. The combination of its physical layout—high ceilings, vast spaces, and communal tables—along with its quirky and warm
There are two sides of the Hill: there’s uphill, and there’s downhill. While this may seem like an obvious, unloaded observation, a myth of two distinct cultures and communities seems to exist. Any kind of “rivalry” between uphill and downhill dwellers seems to be mainly based on Carmichael or Dewick preference and is merely playful.
Two new provisions to Tufts’ drug and alcohol policy in the 2013-2014 Student Handbook make calling for help in alcohol-related medical incidents a more viable option than in years past. The previous policy did not formally include the “Good Samaritan Policy” or the “Amnesty Approach.” Dean of Campus Life and Leadership and acting Dean of