Eschewing predatory college practices, Tufts commits to financial aid

The increasingly popularity and necessity of attending college has gradually transformed the professional world, and as a result, the college degree has become a tremendous marker of inequality. Today, college degrees provide the basic standard for employers to make hiring decisions. This dominating benchmark for assessing job seekers in the market has allowed colleges to set the […]

Students to host Afro-Diasporic Culture Show and Pageant

The African Students Organization (ASO), Caribbean Students Organization (CSO) and Cape Verde Students Association (CVSA) will host Mr. and Ms. Disapora: An Afro-Diasporic Culture Show and Pageant on April 4 in Cohen Auditorium. There are several components to the show, including trivia, a fashion show and student performances, according to ASO President Nanayaa Owusuaa-Prempeh. “We’re hoping through the performances [attendees] can get a glimpse of our […]

‘Feticide’ case sets dangerous precedent

It hasn’t been a great week for Indiana. The state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act effectively gives a green light to anti-LGBTQ* discrimination and has been inspiring outrage for days, resulting in an endless parade of think pieces, sound bites and backlash. At the same time, another controversy has been building in the embattled state: […]

Maine Track program sees third crop of students successfully matched

The Maine Track MD Program, a program run in partnership between Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and Maine Medical Center (MMC), saw its third cohort of students matched into residency programs on Match Day this year. In an email to the Daily, TUSM Dean for Educational Affairs Scott Epstein said that the Maine Track […]

Tufts to accept undocumented students, provide financial aid

Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (UIJ) held a rally on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. on the Lower Campus Center Patio for National Institutions Coming Out Day in Support of Undocumented Education Equity.  Speakers at the rally included UIJ President Zobella Vinik, former UIJ President Liz Palma, Latino Center Director Rubén Stern, Student Immigrant Movement (SIM) Representatives Carlos […]

BARCC to host annual Walk for Change this weekend

This year’s annual Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) Walk for Change, which aims to raise donations to support the center’s operations, will be taking place on Sunday. Executive Director of BARCC Gina Scaramella explained that the walk, which starts at 9:30 a.m., is five kilometers long and begins at Artesani Park in Brighton, Mass. Anywhere from 1,200 to 2,000 walkers […]

TCU Senate Update

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate meeting opened last night with a presentation on the new Tufts Student Experience website project, which will be implemented in the next academic semester. Student Services Communications Specialist Caitlin Felsman Pfitzer presented the revamp plan of the Student Services website. Felsman Pfitzer admitted the inefficiency and complexity of existing Tufts websites, and explained […]

China-US Symposium to kick off this weekend

The eighth annual two-day China-U.S. Symposium will take place this weekend. It will feature a variety of panels on topics related to U.S.-China relations based on this year’s theme, “Common Ground.” The symposium, which is presented by the Sino-U.S. Relations Group Engagement (SURGE), will be held in the Cabot Intercultural Center. According to SURGE Director and Programming Coordinator […]

Tufts places fifth in Rhode Island

Pouring rain and blistering winds couldn’t stop the Jumbos from placing fifth out of 17 teams at the Rhode Island College Invitational. The par-72, 6,458-yard Valley Country Club course was in good condition considering the inclement weather and recently melted snow. This was the first of three tournaments for Tufts this spring, and a solid finish […]

Learning to engage, not enrage

In previous columns, I’ve talked about whether feminists should make it a priority to cater to the interests of men to promote their feminist worldviews, ultimately concluding that it isn’t feminists’ jobs to make men feel comfortable. I still feel this way, and I still believe that no one should compromise their opinions, regarding feminism […]