Policing Protests: The New Dean’s Response to Student Activism

Student activism is an integral part of life at Tufts, which is why Camille Lizarríbar’s appointment as the new dean of student affairs is particularly relevant. Lizarríbar’s hiring sheds light on controversy surrounding her response to student protests as dean of student affairs at Yale. During Lizarríbar’s time at Yale, campus police was brought into

Growing the Asian American Movement in Boston Chinatown (Part 2)

This is the second part of a two-article series on activism in Boston Chinatown. To read part one, “Asian American Activism’s Roots in Boston Chinatown,” click here.  One year after graduating from Tufts in 1967, now-retired Boston public school educator Stephanie Fan received a call from a classmate who worked at Tufts-New England Medical Center. 

The Camera Chronicles: Big Jumbo is Watching You 

Over the past five years, Tufts University has rapidly expanded their video surveillance system. Now, a TUPD operator can access hundreds of high-definition live video feeds at any given time of day.  On Barnum Hall, a camera with the capability to zoom in on details up to 40 times has been installed at eye level,

Asian American Activism’s Roots in Boston Chinatown (Part 1)

In the late 1950s, Michael Liu played with his neighborhood friends in the rubble of their demolished homes on Albany Street in Boston Chinatown. By the time Tufts Medical Center began expanding into Chinatown in the late sixties, major developments had already displaced hundreds of Chinatown residents. Liu was 10 years old when the state

Expectations Unfulfilled: Addressing the Disconnect between Students and CMHS

Each academic year, Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) works with over 25 percent of the undergraduate student body on both the Medford/Somerville and Boston SMFA campuses. Another 8 to 10 percent utilize local community-based mental health providers. According to the Task Force on Student Mental Health Report that was released earlier this month,

Anti-Climactic: Why are we all faking orgasms?

For the ‘Pleasure’ issue, we explored the intersection between the physical and emotional elements of pleasure through orgasms. We wanted to highlight a phenomenon that we all know occurs but is often left out of the conversation about pleasure and sex: faking orgasms. Depending on your personal sexual background, the idea of having an orgasm

The Royall House & Slave Quarters: A Backgrounder of Slavery in Medford

History may remember it as a hub for the Abolitionist Movement, but New England must claim its violent history of slavery. While slavery in the South mostly consisted of large-scale plantation labor, the practice in the North often took the form of domestic servitude, due to the unique economic, social, and geographic conditions of the

Grace Talusan on Her Memoir, The Body Papers

CW: Sexual assault, suicidal depression, mental illness Grace Talusan (A’94) is author of the memoir The Body Papers and winner of the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction. She was born in the Philippines and came to the US with her parents at age 2. She has published essays, longform journalism,