Editorial: Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon signals power to alt-right

There have been two conflicting stories brewing in the week since Donald Trump shocked the world by winning the general election. The first story has revolved around Trump’s encouraging  suggestions that he may ease back on some of his more extreme proposals, mentioning in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that he would be […]


Point-Counterpoint: Abolishing fraternities

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on whether or not Tufts University should abolish fraternities.  The case for abolishing  The images conjured up in the Nov. 7 Observer opinion piece, “Abolish Fraternities,” were chilling, disturbing and, ultimately, impossible to forget. And yet, […]


Students stage walk-out, demand Tufts become a “sanctuary campus”

Hundreds of students walked out of their classes and gathered in front of Olin Center yesterday at 2:30 p.m. as part of a nationwide walkout on college campuses in an effort to push the university to designate its campuses as “sanctuary campuses,” which would protect and support undocumented Tufts students and community members in these spaces.  The walkout […]


Tufts expands relationship with Boston following SMFA acquisition

After acquiring the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) this past summer, Tufts will expand its relationship with the City of Boston, but will not be increasing its Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to the city, according to Tufts Co-Director of Community Relations Rocco DiRico. DiRico explained that this is because Tufts does not own […]


Letter to the University: Fix the Tufts housing crisis by building new dorms, slashing enrollment

With Tufts now confronting an unprecedented housing emergency after decades of unrelenting enrollment growth and expansion into our residential neighborhood, the Residential Strategies Working Group (RSWG) recently announced its intended solution: expansion of undergraduate housing into the residential homes Tufts has purchased along the edges of our Somerville and Medford communities. This is completely unacceptable. To […]


Jumping Hurdles: A heart full of love

Last week was hard. This weekend was hard. Today is hard. Life has just been really hard recently. I’ve found myself exhausted (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, you name it) and have wanted nothing more than to just bury myself in the covers of my bed and stay there until Thanksgiving break. Did I mention that […]


Op-Ed: A post-election statement from Dean Solomont

Now more than ever, young people are called to civic action Throughout four decades in politics, I have worked on six presidential campaigns and lived through victories and defeats. The stakes are always very high. And in all cases, the days and weeks after the election are filled with analysis and reflection — from the […]


Jumbos hope to build on 23-7 season

Last season saw the Jumbos’ first NCAA Tournament run in 10 years and the matching of their best record, 23-7, from the 2005-2006 season. Since then, key players Ryan Spadaford (LA ’16) and Stephen Haladyna (LA ’16) have graduated, opening up two spots on the starting line up. This year, the Jumbos — currently ranked No. […]


From the Sidelines: Jay Civetti

Long before he was head coach of Tufts’ football, Jay Civetti was a big kid from Wellesley with a penchant for playing the game. “Football was always a part of my life,” Civetti said. “My dad had played. My grandfather had played at Boston College. The transition always seemed natural.” He was recruited out of […]


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