Letter from the Editors

Hello Tufts, and welcome back to another semester! We, the spring 2017 managing board of the Tufts Daily, are writing to introduce ourselves and lay out some of our goals for the semester, which include carrying on with groundwork laid by our fall predecessors and launching several initiatives of our own. Last semester, the Daily […]

Graduating early provides a rare path for students

For most seniors, the end of winter break marks the beginning of the final semester between them and an undergraduate degree. However, some students take the relatively rare collegiate path of graduating a semester early. According to Dean of Undergraduate Studies Carmen Lowe, very few Tufts students choose to graduate a semester early each year, and even fewer choose to graduate a […]

Monaco announces committee to assess Greek life, undergraduate climate

University President Anthony Monaco announced the appointment of a Student Life Review Committee to examine the culture of undergraduate student life on the Medford/Somerville campus in light of recently-exposed issues with the university’s Greek life system in a Dec. 22, 2016 email sent to Tufts community members. Structure and Goals of the Committee Monaco wrote in the email that the […]

Jumbos 5-0 in January games

The Jumbos (13-2) were unbeaten in their five games over winter break, and their 4-0 record in conference games places them atop the NESCAC standings. For coach Bob Sheldon, the recent results attest to improvements in team chemistry. “I like the way we’re playing together as a team,” Sheldon said. “We’re really starting to come together […]

No. 1 Tufts remains unbeaten

Tufts continued its dominance as the No. 1 team in the nation, racking up seven victories so far in 2017 to maintain its 16-game unbeaten start to the season. “[Our winning streak] is something that we take pride in,” junior tri-captain point guard Lauren Dillon said. “It’s obviously awesome to say that we’re 16-0, but it’s really […]

Reported sexual offenses increase at Tufts, according to Clery Reports

Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. According to a Dec. 23 Boston Globe analysis of colleges and universities in New England, the number of reported forcible sexual offenses on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus increased from 14 in 2014 to 25 in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. The data comes from […]

‘The Man in the High Castle’ impresses with second season despite overcomplexity

Amazon’s TV series “The Man in the High Castle,” based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, premiered a new season on the video platform on Dec. 16, 2016. The show imagines an alternate history where the Axis powers won the Second World War, after the Germans – who were the first and only nuclear […]

‘I See You’ signifies promising direction for the xx

Even though they continue to get critical acclaim, contemporary indie pop bands tend to fall into obscurity immediately after they find mainstream success, evidenced by the recent releases of Daughter, The Dø and Tune-Yards. Mercury Prize-winning British trio the xx continues this trend with its sophomore release “Coexist” (2012). Although “Coexist” scored 79/100 on Metacritic and topped the British Album […]

‘Picturing Frederick Douglass’ is informative, thought-provoking

The Museum of African American History on Beacon Hill debuted its newest exhibit, “Picturing Frederick Douglass,” on July 15, 2015. Based on a book of the same name by John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd and Celeste-Marie Bernier, the exhibit showcases the many portraits of Frederick Douglass, the most photographed American of the 19th century. Frederick Augustus Washington […]