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How do Boston’s on-campus dining options measure up?

College students have a reputation for a lot of things, but a sophisticated, discriminating palate is certainly not one of them.
Food-o-rama!
By STEVE HOLT  |  September 07, 2012
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Nancy Holt locates the cosmos

Holt is part explorer, part surveyor, part hippie/New Age dreamer. And this thorough survey of her art from 1966 to '80 shows her finding her way to becoming one of the pioneers of the "Land Art" or "Earthworks" movement.
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By GREG COOK  |  February 17, 2012
Art Preview: 2012

A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD

Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
Shapeshifting
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011
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Big conservative funders are making a new push at universities

Funders are working through official university channels to underwrite lecture series, conferences and colloquia, and centers geared for the general-interest student, all carrying university imprimatur.
Right turn on campus
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 15, 2011
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The MCC Awards at Tufts, 'Flourish' at MassArt, and 'The Cave Project'

On the whole, I wish many of these 13 grant winners were more exciting. The art often feels conservative or academic. Even when the craft is impressive, the artists often seem to have little they care about and little to say.
Thinking locally
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2011

The Week in Geek April 11-18: Spam castles, Donkey Kong-a-thons, and Gelfling violence


Pants, magic pants.It's that time of year again when I cry every time I wake up, because the snow is gone and yet I still...
By Alec Ernest  |  April 11, 2011


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Ledge Lessons

As advocates of higher education and living as long as medically possible, we were sad to read that, according to new-media-powerhouse Web site the Daily Beast, Greater Boston is home to not one but five of the most stressful colleges in the United Sta
We love you, stressed-out college kids! So relax, and remember how good you have it.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010

Students gone wild

When it comes to warding off stress, every college has its own traditions. Some quell student woes with late-night pancakes. Some offer free movie nights. But only at Tufts University in Medford does release of academic tension involve hundreds of synch
Tufts naked quad run
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010
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Naked Boston

Every year, Ol' Man Winter cruelly turns Bostonians' bodies into shriveled, cracked sacks of atrophied muscle and lumpy goo — not exactly fodder for Playmate of the Month.
Spring has finally arrived! So take off all your clothes with these seven ways to celebrate nudity in greater Boston.
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010

Welcome to College Admissions World, where YouTube is cutting edge


Legally Blonde is a way smarter movie than anyone gives it credit. When Reese Witherspoon’s ultra-ditzy, fashion-obsessed character woos the admissions officers at Harvard Law...
By Carrie Battan  |  February 25, 2010
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Breakthroughs

Tufts University Art Gallery's "Sixth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition" is one of those summer sampler shows that's got about a million people in it.
Summer round-ups at Tufts and Montserrat
By GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2009


VIDEO: Baby giraffe at Tufts hospital


Molly, a giraffe born at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon on Tuesday is being cared for at the large ani...
By Greg Cook  |  February 27, 2009
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Instant messages

The immediacy of communicating personal information that Internet culture and high bandwidth provide is not part of the new exhibition at the Mills Gallery, which eschews digital technology altogether.
Cindy Bernard at the Mills Gallery, Do-Ho Suh at Tufts, ‘Human Nature(S)’ At The Worcester Art Museum  
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 05, 2008
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Living la vida Republican

Trying to find college Republicans in Boston is like looking for a flattering pair of jeans: they’re elusive — either too stiff or completely out of style.  
Because at America’s colleges, even the dangerously misguided have a right to be heard
By KARA BASKIN  |  October 20, 2008
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Well shut my mouth!

Are today’s college students thinner-skinned than were previous generations?
Tufts and Brandeis muzzle student newspapers — at students’ urging
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAN WOLFE  |  May 16, 2007