Letter from the editor

Pause. Take a moment. Think about where you are right now. And I’m not talking about the path next to the Cannon between Ballou and Goddard as you get ready to say goodbye to your family and friends who helped you move in this morning. No, I’m talking about this exciting new stage in your life. […]

Science and Engineering Complex opens to Tufts community

The newly completed Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) between Boston and College Avenues will be open to students this semester. The complex consists of a 79,000-square foot addition attached to the existing Robinson and Anderson Halls, transitioning both halls into wings of the SEC, according to the Tufts Construction website. “The ground floor atrium space [is] […]

Nurses strike at Tufts Medical Center, set to return to bargaining table

When staff nurse Mary Havlicek Cornacchia reported to Tufts Medical Center at 7 a.m. on July 12, it was not for the early morning shift. Rather, Cornacchia, along with nearly 1,200 of the Tufts Medical Center nursing staff, was joined by community members in what would be the first nurses’ strike in the city of Boston in over 30 years, and the largest nurses’ […]

Professor of Computer Science Ben Hescott denied tenure, students and alumni respond negatively

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ben Hescott was denied tenure and will not be returning to Tufts this fall, according to an email sent to computer science students by Department of Computer Science Chair Kathleen Fisher on May 23.  The email emphasized that the decision was not made by the the computer science (CS) department. Instead, a faculty member applying for […]

News roundup: top stories from last year

The 2016-2017 academic year was eventful at Tufts University, with everything from tension on campus in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election to shakeups in the Greek life system. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill from last year. September Tufts Student Services released the Tufts Mobile app in collaboration with Tufts Technology Services […]

BostonBRT aims to transform bus travel in Greater Boston

The bus might not be Boston commuters’ first choice for transit, but future plans for dedicated travel lanes, off-board fare collection and priority at traffic signals might change that. Bus rapid transit (BRT), incorporating those features and more, is a system that according to some transportation planners, could offer subway-level performance for a fraction of the cost. BostonBRT, […]

RAYSE index tracks youth civic engagement through data

A May 16, 2016 NPR article proclaims millennials to be a rival political force to baby boomers — each generation makes up about 31 percent of the overall electorate. Political potential, however, is distinct from political influence — the same article notes that millennials “have the lowest voter turnout of any age group.” However, with the help of […]

While we were away…

While we were away, many of our Jumbos continued to represent us at various sporting events. Here are some of the highlights. Men’s Track and Field Tufts placed 16th overall at the NCAA outdoor meet held in Geneva, Ohio over the weekend of May 27. In some of the highlights, junior Josh Etkind finished eighth […]

Tufts memes page navigates students’ opinions

Disclaimer: Peter Lam is a graphics editor and former executive graphics editor for the Daily. He was not involved in the writing of this article. During a conversation at late night dining in Carmichael Dining Center last spring semester, sophomores Leo Mandani, Mary K. Kelley and Peter Lam created Tufts Memes for Quirky Queens, a Facebook page dedicated to memes […]

Undergraduate student orientation sees changes this year

Undergraduate orientation faces several major changes this year, according to Jason Rathman (LA’ 17), orientation coordinator for co-curricular programs and major events. The annual event, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 4 this year, seeks to introduce first-year students to the Tufts community.  First and foremost, the Office of Residential Life and Learning staff are replacing traditional orientation leaders, […]