TCU Senate hears supplementary funding requests
Granoff Music Center is pictured on May 7, 2014.Nicholas Pfosi / The Tufts Daily Archives. The Tufts Community Union Senate heard supplementary funding requests and updates on the theme for the Class of 2024 Prom in a virtual meeting on Monday night.
Tufts dominates Lyons Invitational, aided by record-breaking performance from Firth
The Tufts National Qualifying Meet in Gantcher on March 7, 2020 is pictured.Ann Marie Burke / The Tufts Daily Archives. The Tufts’ track and field team extended its winning season on Friday, Jan. 21, when the team placed first out of seven teams at the Lyons Invitational at Wheaton College. The Jumbo men racked up 165 points, crushing their opponents while the women scored 172.5 points, defeating their closest competition by nearly 80 points.
Luke Rogers hit the 1,000 point mark. Now, he’s vying for a national championship.
Rogers is featured in his Tufts men’s basketball portrait on Nov. 10.Courtesy Alonso Nichols for Tufts University. Going into his senior season, men’s basketball co-captain and center Luke Rogers set personal goals of scoring 1,000 points and getting 1,000 rebounds. Thirteen games into the season, Rogers has become just the 33rd player in Tufts basketball history to surpass 1,000 points. Due to an injury in the first game of the season that resulted in Rogers’ sitting out for six weeks, the latter half of his goal is now out of reach. However, Rogers still has the chance to lead his team to something that has yet to be achieved: a national championship.
Op-ed: The world’s ‘dumbest environmental problem’ (and how to combat it)
One of the most enigmatic and troublesome failures of our modern socioeconomic system lies within our impractical food network. Food waste has been dubbed “the world’s dumbest environmental problem,” and for good reason. While 40% of the food supply in America goes to waste, over 38 million people in the United States experience food insecurity. Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food go to waste every year, which accounts for about a third of total food produced. When we talk about hunger in our country and in our world, it’s clear that these problems don’t arise from a deficiency in food production systems. So what is the cause of these harrowing statistics?
Applications to Class of 2026 reach record high, admissions expected to be more competitive
A stuffed Jumbo elephant is pictured on Feb. 8, 2021.Nicole Garay / The Tufts Daily. More than 34,800 students applied to the Tufts undergraduate Class of 2026, marking a record-high number of applicants and a nearly 12% increase from last year, according to a Jan. 18 press release from the university. The applicant pool is also the most diverse in Tufts’ history.
Women’ basketball beats New Jersey City and Bates
The Tufts women's basketball team defeated UMass Dartmouth 76-59 on Dec. 4, 2021.Courtesy Jared Marshall. Even though the spring semester has just begun, the Tufts women’s basketball team and its season is already in full swing. On Saturday, Jan. 15, the Tufts Jumbos hosted the Amherst Mammoths for their third NESCAC conference matchup of the season, where they ultimately fell short 62–53.
Men’s basketball defeats Bates 71–70 in frantic comeback win
Senior Eric Savage goes for a layup at the NESCAC championship game against Colby in Cousens Gym on March 1, 2020.Nicole Garay / The Tufts Daily. Unable to take a lead in the first half against the Bates Bobcats, Tufts went full throttle until the final buzzer. Thanks to junior guard Dylan Thoerner’s layup with ten seconds left on the clock and 55 combined points from Thoerner and senior big man Luke Rogers, the final scoreboard sounded with a 71–70 Jumbos win.
Men’s hockey beats Wesleyan in overtime
Tufts junior Brendan Ryan brings the puck forward in the ice hockey home game at Valley Forum against Wesleyan on Jan. 20, 2018.Ben Kim / The Tufts Daily Archives. Tufts men’s ice hockey defeated Wesleyan and lost to Trinity over the weekend. Entering the games, the Jumbos had an overall record of 1–9–1 and a NESCAC record of 1–5–1. Tufts was looking to improve their positioning in the standings as they entered a stretch of in-conference games.
First-years return from Tufts Civic Semester in US Southwest
The 2021 Civic Semester cohort is pictured in Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona.Courtesy Isaac Leib. In the fall of 2021, Tufts conducted its second Civic Semester, where incoming students can participate in their first semester abroad or in the Southwestern United States rather than starting their college experience on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus.
TCU Senate elects new Allocations Board member, discusses Class of 2024 prom
Students are pictured studying on President's Lawn on March 22, 2021.Ann Marie Burke / The Tufts Daily. TCU Senate elects new Allocations Board member, discusses Class of 2024 prom.
University Chaplaincy hosts Rev. Carrington Moore for virtual event honoring MLK
Goddard Chapel is photographed during snowfall.Ava Iannuccillo / The Tufts Daily. The University Chaplaincy hosted Rev. Carrington Moore in a virtual lunchtime event on Jan. 21 ahead of its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration planned for Jan. 26. Moore offered his thoughts on King’s life as an activist and preacher and discussed his 1962 sermon “A Knock at Midnight.” Using the sermon as a foundation for discussion, Moore, members of the University Chaplaincy and event attendees discussed the power of community and the necessity for hope and faith in the face of injustice.
Tufts alumni develop residential coding program for women and nonbinary people of color
Coding software on a laptop is pictured.Sophie Dolan / The Tufts Daily. Three university alumni are working to convert a 4,000-square-foot home in Roxbury into a tech training hub for young minority women and nonbinary people. The 122-year-old house on Hutchings Street, set to open this year following a multimillion-dollar renovation, will house 18–25-year-olds looking to gain experience in and build careers in STEM-related fields.
Somerville recognized as one of 95 global climate action leaders
A student biking on Tufts campus is pictured.Evan Sayles / The Tufts Daily. Somerville was recently recognized as a global leader in the fight against climate change. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranked Somerville as one of just 95 cities around the globe working transparently to stave off the effects of climate change in 2021.
The road less traveled: Students pursue ‘underground’ majors at Tufts
While many Tufts students stick to the beaten path of popular majors such as international relations or computer science, others are taking the road less traveled. From astrophysics to human factors engineering, some Tufts students are majoring in fields that are often unfamiliar and overlooked.
Student-athletes petition to reduce return-to-play protocols
Tufts student athletes petition the university’s current return-to-play guidelines.Courtesy Alexander Janoff. On Jan. 11, a student petition on Change.org circulated that contested Tufts’ COVID-19 return-to-play protocols. According to the petition, Tufts requires student-athletes who test positive for COVID-19 to wait about 12 days, including a two-day reconditioning process, returning to play or practice. While this information has yet to be verified by either the athletic department or the university health department, the petition already has received over 450 signatures.
Men’s basketball splits first NESCAC weekend
Coach Bob Sheldon is pictured with the men's basketball team after the team won the NESCAC championship game against Colby in Cousens Gym onNicole Garay / The Tufts Daily. Men’s basketball earned mixed results over winter break, bringing its overall record to 6–8. After a rocky start to the season, the team started to find its groove during its trip to Nashville for the Music City Classic. The squad competed against its first NESCAC opponents, losing to Hamilton (77–64) and beating Amherst (74–66). In its final matchup of the break, Tufts basketball secured a commanding victory over New England College (79–53). Senior center Luke Rogers made his return to play over the break after missing the first eight games of the season. Rogers said he’s optimistic about the trajectory of the team.
Tufts sports look to build on last year’s success this spring
The Tufts softball team plays Bowdoin on Apr. 17, 2021.Lydia Richardson / The Tufts Daily. Despite the challenges that Tufts sport teams have faced throughout the last two years, trying to compete and practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jumbos have shown resilience and patience. Not only have our athletes survived, but they have thrived. Many spring sports, including softball and lacrosse, achieved tremendous success at the NESCAC and national levels last year. Now, with relatively fewer COVID-19 restrictions, here are what spring sports at Tufts will be up to this season.
Tufts introduces new masking and testing guidelines amid omicron surge
Close-up of entrance ID scanner, label maker and testing tubes inside of Tufts University COVID-19 testing site are pictured on Nov. 8, 2020Lydia Richardson / The Tufts Daily. Tufts updated its masking and testing guidelines for the spring semester in an email sent to the Tufts community on Jan. 2. The update follows the recent announcement of an updated vaccination policy, requiring all eligible students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination by Feb. 15.
Protestors slam vaccine mandate, delay vote at Somerville Board of Health meeting
A Somerville Board of Health meeting regarding a local vaccine mandate was interrupted by several protestors last week.Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. The Somerville Board of Health suspended a virtual public meeting Friday after dozens of protestors stormed the call, interrupted deliberations and prevented a vote on an order that would require individuals 12 and older to show proof of vaccination before entering select indoor spaces in the city starting Monday.
Here’s what you need to know about local mask mandates
The Teele Square sign is pictured on March 6, 2021.Sophie Dolan / The Tufts Daily. While Tufts students were away over the break, local officials were enacting new policies — and reintroducing old ones — to govern vaccination proof and mask use in public settings.