Union of Concerned Scientists president calls for resistance to Trump environmental policies

Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), delivered a lecture on potential rollbacks to environmental policies under President Donald Trump’s administration, as well as the efforts being made by the environmental community to combat these rollbacks. The discussion, titled “Climate Strategy During the Trump Years,” took place yesterday in the Alumnae Lounge […]

The Elephant in the Room: Success is a social construct

Sometimes I feel like this column consists of me having an existential crisis for everyone to read about on Thursdays. I kind of shout my tidbits of information into the void and hope that they stick with someone, so here is my weekly shout into the void. At times when I am sad with all […]

Tufts should prioritize improvements to SMFA shuttle

Tufts’ shuttles have a notorious reputation. The bus that transports students to and from Davis Square, known as the ‘Joey,’ has been mocked and memed for being slow and infamously late. However, it’s really the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)/New England Conservatory (NEC) shuttle that deserves the attention. While the Joey is widely used, it is possible […]

Robin Coste Lewis reads poems from ‘Voyage of the Sable Venus’ at CHAT’s Poets Series

Robin Coste Lewis gave a reading this Monday as part of the Center for the Humanities At Tufts (CHAT)’s Poets Series. The event was co-sponsored by the Toupin-Bolwell Fund, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Diversity Fund, the Departments of English, Education and Drama and Dance, the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora and the program in Women’s, […]

Vinny’s Variety Pack: Free Agency finale

Well, this is it. Free Agency will have opened up by the time this is published, so this will be my last article on the topic. Things have been crazy so far, and they’re only gonna get more hectic. I’ve decided to finish up with wide receivers because non-avid fans really only care about the […]

From Seattle to Somerville: KJ Garrett’s journey to brown and blue

After finishing high school in Los Angeles, Calif., junior KJ Garrett went to the University of Washington to play Div. I men’s basketball for the Huskies (9-21). After two years of frustration, however, he decided to transfer across the country. Garrett’s transfer was not just one from the University of Washington to Tufts, but one from the […]

Jumbos to send Bowman, DeBari to nationals

Junior Annalisa DeBari punched her ticket to the NCAA Div. III Indoor Championships over the weekend as she ran a personal record of 8.85 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the Tufts Final Qualifying meet. The time improvement of 0.21 seconds was enough to boost her from No. 36 in the nation heading into the meet to No. […]

Newton mayor, governor hopeful discusses his state policy vision

Setti Warren, two-term mayor of Newton, spoke about his experience and legacy as a public servant and his goals for state policy at an event on Tuesday night in Paige Hall. While Warren, who is reportedly considering a run for governor of Massachusetts as a Democrat, has not made an official announcement, he told the Daily that […]

Legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts: Where local legislators stand

Last November, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana for people above the age of 21. Now state legislators representing Medford and Somerville are determining how best to implement the voters’ will. The Massachusetts Legislature has formed a Committee on Marijuana Policy, made up of members of the State Senate and House of Representatives. […]