Tufts Students Nominate Sexual Assault Activist for Honorary Degree

The human cost of college administrations' negligence and ineptitude when it comes to handling rape allegations is monstrously high. In far too many cases, the victim, denied a fair hearing process, drops out while his or her assailant graduates unscathed. This is something we should keep in mind even as activists,… » 9/19/14 4:50pm 9/19/14 4:50pm

​Tufts Wants To Pay Admitted Students To Defer and Take a Gap Year

A new program at Tufts University plans to help students who plan on attending the school have that "gap year" experience, including volunteering before starting on their degrees. Starting this upcoming fall, the 4+1 program will provide funding for traveling including airfare and travel visas (the bane of my… » 3/16/14 4:30pm 3/16/14 4:30pm

Obese Pets Get Their Very Own Heavy Weights Camp, Sort Of

The medical worrywarts of the world have determined that not only are American adults obese, not only are American kids obese, but now, officially, pets have joined the wheezing, stolid ranks of the obese WALL-E-like Americans wandering aimlessly through Costcos from sea to shining sea. Why officially? For starters,… » 9/06/12 10:25pm 9/06/12 10:25pm

WSJ Writer: Conservative Colleges Save Young Women From Sluthood

Have you heard that college girls are all drunken sluts who pursue "hookups" instead of real relationships? Yes? Well, set your mind at ease, because now there's a solution — conservative colleges. Tufts alum Ashley Samelson writes in The Wall Street Journal » 9/29/08 2:40pm 9/29/08 2:40pm about how shocked she was when her female classmates…

What We Talk About When We Talk About Fashion

Sitting down to write my "goodbye" post to you all was really tricky: What to say? What is there to say? I found no easy answers. But the last time I tried to do some meaning-making about my time at Jezebel, I didn't have the opportunity to share it with you all, so I thought I would take this opportunity now to do… » 5/09/08 6:00pm 5/09/08 6:00pm

'Project Runway' Models: More Brains Than Beauty

File this under Totally Awesome. Project Runway has taken its supreme awesomeness to a whole new level this year: Included on the show's official site, instead of just bios on the designers and judges, there's also profiles of the models. And they're so like whoah! And they seem to, er, be written by the models… » 11/15/07 5:30pm 11/15/07 5:30pm