When students, staff, and faculty wander onto campus, they cross not only a physical but also a digital border into Tufts University. The latter is what connects smartphones, tablets, computers, and other devices to the Tufts wireless network. Providing service to thousands of users each day, campus Internet systems are extensive feats of digital architecture.
On Wednesday, October 19, Tufts students woke up to find defamatory and racist posters plastered around campus. One poster listed the names of 10 Tufts students and one professor, labeling them as activists in Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), as well as supporters of the tactic of boycott,
CW: extreme sexual, physical, and gendered violence, explicit sexual content A previous version of this article named Tufts University Fraternities where incidents of bias and assault took place. In order to protect the identities of our sources—whom we don’t want to identify to protect their safety on a small and insular campus—we have decided to take the
In September, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) students returned to their campus to find that the traditional SMFA red banners had been changed to Tufts blue. But for some, this change did not feel welcome. “There is a lot of [positive] sentiment towards the ‘SMFA red,’” said dual-degree student Aidan Huntington.
Anonymous 1 have you noticed the way an olive drapes off its pit like skin on tongue? there’s a line i can’t read in my grandmother’s recipe and so i peel olive by olive and stare at her worn page Anonymous 2 A woman crosses the footbridge, beating back
In a speech on September 13, Donald Trump became the first major conservative voice to advocate for a federally funded paid maternity leave policy. He gave the speech flanked by his daughter Ivanka, who he thanked for “her work and leadership on the issues facing working moms in our country.” Trump’s speech reflects a cultural
Davey the Clown, who runs his personal entertainment business out of Roslindale, MA, has been receiving a lot of phone calls lately. “I’m getting, like, 10 a day,” he said, explaining that the calls were mostly pranks. “It’s primarily kids…they think it’s funny.” These calls, Davey explained, are a result of the recent phenomenon of
Secrets Through Art: A Note from the Artist In Art as Process, we are assigned open-ended projects related to a theme or task. This week’s was secrets. We talked about our relationship to secrets—ours, others’, if we are good at keeping them or not. The class was given a spread of all different mediums
Forgery has existed alongside art for as long as 2000 years. We are reminded of this even more acutely now that $255 million worth of old European “masters” are suspected to be forgeries. While the monetary value of these works alone is shocking, the art world and its main proprietors remain unfazed. Art forgery has
“Sixty thousand dollars a year for this?” It’s common to hear this joke at university events with free meals or entertainment. Someone inevitably makes a sarcastic comment about their “tuition at work,” with the underlying assumption that every student is paying the $68,500 fee to attend Tufts in the 2016-2017 academic year. Yet for many
“Sisters. Living our Values. Changing the Future,” is Alpha Omicron Pi’s Vision Statement, which is fitting considering it was the close friendship of four Barnard women that established AOII in 1897, according to the organization’s official website. Close-knit friendship still characterizes the sorority, particularly the Tufts AOII Delta chapter, which is committed to establishing community