Hot off the Press | February 26, 2014

IN NEWS: The Millennium Campus Network (MCN), a nonprofit organization based in Boston, recently selected BUILD: India to participate in its fellowship program and receive a grant of up to $10,000. 

IN FEATURES: After a year of playing together, sophomore blues trio “Not So Gentleman” performed for its first audience in the Crane Room in a Tufts AppleJam concert last Saturday. It was a night they had been anticipating for quite some time.

IN ARTS: Band of Horses’ new, live album “Acoustic at the Ryman” should sound like a branching off from the band’s usual sound. It should sound like a progressive step forward, or an engaging inside look at the members’ concert personalities and stage presences. It should present a new angle towards the band’s music and unique voice. It should do a lot of these things, and yet it falls short on every single one of them.

IN EDITORIAL:  The School of Arts and Sciences has now begun negotiations with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing the university’s adjunct faculty. They promise to engage collegially with the union, and hope to reach amicable, fair terms. This is the first step to resolving conflicts between the administration and more than half of the professors that Tufts enlists every semester.

IN SPORTS: The men’s swimming and diving team performed exceptionally at the NESCAC conference championships this weekend, finishing fourth overall and setting six school records in the process. The meet, hosted by Bowdoin, lasted three days, from Feb. 21 through Feb. 23 and was won by Williams for the 12th consecutive year. Tufts totaled 1,147 points, finishing behind Williams, Amherst, and Connecticut College.