Advocacy efforts increase for more all-gender bathrooms on campus

Chief Diversity Officer Mark Brimhall-Vargas and LGBT Center Director Nino Testa are creating a new campus committee to discuss all-gender bathrooms, according to Jill Zellmer, director of the Office of Equal Opportunity. Zellmer told the Daily in an email that she will also serve on the committee, which will largely focus on the Medford/Somervile campus. “The restrooms and […]

The Reel World: New York

I hold firm the belief that any college student can look at the poster of “Frances Ha” (2012) and think, “Yeah, same.” The image of star Greta Gerwig jumping and dancing on a New York street corner with hair flinging every which way, feet ominously positioned to fall down and eyes supremely focused on her […]

“Senior Pub Night” cancelled, Senior Night to take new form

The Office for Campus Life (OCL) has discontinued the practice of transporting students to a nightclub in Boston for Senior Night, colloquially known as “Senior Pub Night,” in response to disruptive behavior at past events. According to the Senior Class Council, also known as Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC) Seniors, the claims that Senior Night itself has been cancelled […]

Football seniors ready for last shot at NESCAC title

For the first time in nearly 10 years, Tufts football celebrated a winning season last year. This year, the team expects to once again compete for a NESCAC Championship “Everyone here is focused, both in terms of what we want and what we expect,” coach Jay Civetti said. “We should be able to compete with anybody […]

Field hockey undefeated through five games

Field hockey is still undefeated so far this season and has quickly climbed to No. 7 in the national rankings after notching three more big wins in the past week to move to 5-0. Tufts inaugurated its brand new Ounjian Field in style on Saturday with a decisive 2-0 win over the Bates Bobcats and then held […]

Lie that started Trump’s political career ends; political career somehow still ongoing

*Deep voice* Sept. 23, 2016. From Comedy Central’s College Avenue’s World News Headquarters in New York shambles, this is the Tufts Daily Show with Kevin Lawson. *Non-copyright-infringing knockoff intro music plays as the camera pans to me, capturing a split second of me picking my nose.* Hello, everyone, and welcome to the second first edition of the […]

First-years make their mark at Middlebury

The men’s tennis team saw a successful opening to its season with a win in its first tournament of the season held last weekend at Middlebury. The weekend offered a first taste of collegiate tennis for the team’s first-years, who made their first road trip, earned their first collegiate win and got a chance to see which other members of the team […]

ENVS program introduces new environmental humanities track

Starting this semester, the Environmental Studies (ENVS) program at Tufts is offering a new track to students called environmental humanities. The track focuses on how ideologies have influenced humans’ interactions with the environment, according to the program’s website. Harriet H. Fay Professor of Literature Elizabeth Ammons, who was part of a core group of faculty members working […]

Uber ushers in the age of the self-driving car with Pittsburgh trial run

Since their expansion across the United States began in 2010,Uber and other ride-sharing apps have been a boon to college students, offering users a means of getting around cities such as Boston relatively safely without breaking the bank. According to, the number of Americans using ride-sharing or ride-hailing services will grow from 15 million this year […]

‘Kevin Can Wait’ struggles with passé premise

With mid-budget studio films slowly disappearing from the silver screen, the entertainment industry is witnessing what critics like to call  “peak TV.” Today, with the rise of Internet platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, the number of scripted shows on air has doubled over the past six years. The growth is not just quantitative; the […]