Editorial: Tufts’ complex relationship with Title IX

Tufts’ relationship with Title IX has been a complex one. In 2014 the university was found to be in violation of Title IX in its handling of sexual assault and misconduct cases. After this finding, the university revisited its sexual assault policy and took steps to reform it, including the creation of the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Task Force. But, […]

Football: Trinity seizes first place in NESCAC as Tufts falls to 3–2

Trinity (5–0) defeated Tufts (3–2) by a touchdown on Saturday in a contest that featured an end zone to end zone interception returned for a touchdown followed by a blocked extra point converted for two points at the other end. The 23–16 final score hardly reflects the grinding defensive game played at Ellis Oval. With […]

Same Roots, Different Soil explores African diaspora with weekend-long conference

“Same Roots, Different Soil”, a three-day long, student-run conference held this past weekend, explored the art, religion and politics of the African diaspora through speakers, panels, art shows and a workshop.  The event, which spanned from Oct. 13–15 at different locations on campus, was hosted and organized by the African Students’ Organization (ASO), Caribbean Student Organization (CSO) […]

Events on the Hill: Week of 10/16

Monday “From Love Canal to Flint: Fighting for Clean Water” Details: Environmental activist Lois Gibbs and toxicologist Stephen Lester will speak about environmental activism as part of the Civic Life Lunch series at Tisch College of Civic Life. The two are famous for fighting for the community of Love Canal, NY, a town built on a toxic waste […]

Open Call, TableTalk provide alternative ways to interact on campus

Disclaimer: Hayley Oliver-Smith is a columnist at the Daily. She was not involved in the writing or editing process for this article. For college students, as the newness of the community fades, students often forgo new relationships and experiences, gravitating towards the familiar. Student organizations like Open Call and TableTalk Tufts have formed to bridge the gaps […]

Japanese Breakfast takes a playful approach to sad songs at The Sinclair

On Oct. 11, indie act Japanese Breakfast took the stage at The Sinclair at the tail end of their first-ever headlining tour to promote their sophomore album, “Soft Sounds from Another Planet” (2017). The solo project of Little Big League’s Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast has performed twice at the venue as a supporting act, but […]

TCU Senate discusses plans for upperclassmen village, housing lottery reform

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss themed housing project Capen Village, review the social scene around homecoming and hear a presentation from Associate Director of Housing Operations Matthew Austin of possible changes to the housing lottery system. TCU President Benya Kraus opened the meeting, reporting on the progress of Capen Village, […]

‘Riverdale’ returns for equally wacky, significantly darker season 2

Content warning: This article mentions sexual violence and suicide. Welcome back to “Riverdale” (2017–present), home to exactly one restaurant, a hospital that apparently hasn’t been renovated since the 1950s and everyone’s favorite sad breakfast club. Last season’s finale of the show, based on the Archie Comics, left Pop’s, the aforementioned sole restaurant in Riverdale, bloodied after a […]

Bird’s Eye View: Aristotle starves student-athletes

Last time, I wrote about how professional athletes’ pay is commensurate to the value they produce. It’s now time to take a harsh look at college athletics, specifically Div. I, and how these athletes suffer from the NCAA’s insistence that they do not deserve to be paid. I may be preaching to the choir at Tufts, but maybe not. Two-thirds […]