Video surveillance: Cameras spark concerns over appropriate use of footage

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. The first part was published on Nov. 30, and is posted online. In 2012, Tufts administration spearheaded a program to establish a formalized surveillance security policy that would cover both the cameras that had previously been installed on campus and the installation of […]


Students propose increased accessibility in Asian American Center

Tufts students and community members are advocating for a more accessible Asian American Center in Start House, by relocating Asian-American identity-based housing from the house so that the Center’s office is no longer located in a residential building. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Nov. 19 calling for this change. The resolution was written by Asian American […]


Women’s track and field looks forward to indoor season

As winter approaches, the women’s track and field team prepares to take on the competition indoors. The Jumbos wrapped up a solid season last year, dialing in respectable performances at the 2017 New England Div. III Championships, 2017 NESCAC Championships and 2017 New England Div. III Indoor Championships. Last year’s run at the New England […]


Living near Tufts: West Somerville’s housing gentrification and a future with the university

The following article is part one of a two-part series focusing on local residents and businesses in West Somerville and their interactions with gentrification in the area. The West Somerville community has certainly changed and developed since the founding of Tufts in 1852. However, in recent years, the area has undergone significant gentrification, resulting in notable changes to its housing market. […]


Lesley Sachs discusses the battle for women’s rights at the Western Wall

Lesley Sachs, executive director of Women of the Wall, an organization that advocates and organizes for the rights of women to pray freely at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, spoke about her organization and its movement at the Interfaith Center Wednesday night. The event was hosted by the Tufts Students for Two States coalition. The coalition is led by Tufts Hillel, also […]


Ice hockey earns first win of the season

Last week, the Tufts ice hockey team competed in a series of non-league matches. The team played against Babson on Nov. 21 and against The State University of New York at Brockport and King’s College in the WSYB/Catamount Radio Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The team lost against both Babson and Brockport, but picked up […]


Jumbos set to make a splash at MIT Invitational

This upcoming weekend, the 2–0 women’s swimming and diving Jumbos will show off their strokes at the MIT Invitational. Down the road in Cambridge, Tufts will take on MIT, Keene State, NYU, RPI, Wellesley and Wheaton College from Dec. 1–3. Led by coach Adam Hoyt and buoyed by 18 upperclass students, the Jumbos hope to […]


Office of Sustainability publishes FY2016 Sustainability Report

The Tufts University Office of Sustainability recently released its Campus Sustainability Progress Report for the 2016 fiscal year. The report details a slight decrease in both water and energy use since FY2014 on all Tufts campuses. Tufts had largely failed to achieve its 2013 goal, as detailed in the Campus Sustainability Council Report to decrease waste produced by three percent […]


Tufts community members talk alternative music, queer visibility in Middle Eastern cities

In a scene from a 1980s Turkish “Yeşilçam” film, trans diva Bülent Ersoy walks down the street, sporting a grey fur coat and diamond earrings. A little boy in his school uniform points toward Ersoy and asks his mother “Is Bülent Ersoy a man or a woman?” The scene cuts into a close up of Ersoy, who […]


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