Hot off the Press | January 30, 2014

IN NEWS: The Institute for Global Leadership received a grant of $200,000 from the Carnegie Corporation last September – the first time the organization has given such a grant to an undergraduate program.

IN FEATURES: An interview with Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Berry who, along with Associate Professor of Sociology Sarah Sobieraj, released a new book called “The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility” in November 2013. The book, which explores how partisan cable and radio shows grab audience attention with emotional appeals, combines Tufts’ professors academic interests in politics and media.

IN ARTS: It may be hard to believe, but Shawn Carter, the businessman, husband to Beyoncé, temporary vegan and video game producer is still a rapper — and as such, he still performs with a swagger and audacity that has not been seen in hip-hop since the unfortunate death of his friend and fellow Brooklynite the Notorious B.I.G. Indeed, there is no doubt that Jay-Z, despite his age, can still put on the show of a lifetime.

TODAY’S EDITORIAL: In light of the State of the Union, the Obama Administration is changing tactics to avoid the obstacles that hindered its agenda in the first term.

IN SPORTS: The women’s fencing team participated in two meets lavst weekend, going 5-1 in the Northeast Conference on Saturday, and winning the Wellesley College Fencing Invitational on Sunday.