Aditya Acharya is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying quantitative economics and environmental studies. Aditya can be reached at [email protected]

Public safety, immigrants’ rights on the ballot with Question 4

This election day, Massachusetts voters will determine the fate of a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. On Nov. 8, Question 4 will ask voters to either accept or reject the Work and Family Mobility Act, a state law passed in June which would allow undocumented Massachussetts residents to apply for […]

Tufts community reacts to Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan

Editor’s note: Trent Bunker was a former staff writer at the Daily. He did not contribute to the writing or editing of this article.  The White House announced on Aug. 24 that it would forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for individuals with an annual income of less than $125,000. The initiative […]

Somerville will open a supervised consumption site where people who use drugs can use safely

The city of Somerville partnered with Fenway Health in March to prepare for the opening of a supervised consumption site where people who use drugs can consume drugs in a safe environment under medical supervision to prevent overdoses. Somerville signed a $40,000 contract with the healthcare and research organization — which caters specifically to people […]

TCU Senate organizes ‘Prom Re-envisioned’ for Class of 2024

The Tufts Community Union Senate will host a prom for the Class of 2024 on Friday evening at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The event was created to recreate the experience of a high school prom for sophomores who missed theirs in 2020 due to the pandemic. Arielle Galinsky, TCU Senate Services Committee chair and a […]

UEP receives $325,000 from Barr Foundation for racial equity program

The Barr Foundation awarded Tufts’ Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning a two-year grant of $325,000 to fund the department’s new Racial Equity in Policy and Planning program. Beginning in fall 2022, the REPP program will educate and prepare five graduate students per year as they pursue their degree in either of the […]

Tufts health officials urge personal accountability amid increased social events

Amid a general trend of increased in-person activities on campus and Greek life events as well as Halloween, one of the most party-filled weekends of the year for college students, Tufts officials emphasized the continued vigilance of COVID-19 policies in October. University Infection Control Health Director Michael Jordan and Medical Director of Health Service Marie […]

Medford, Somerville, Boston reinstate indoor mask mandates

Local mask mandates for public indoor areas were reinstated on Aug. 20 in Somerville, Aug. 27 in Boston and Sept. 10 in Medford. The reinstatement of these mandates follows a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts counties, largely due to the Delta variant. For these indoor mask mandates, the definition of “public locations” is similar […]

Michèle Flournoy discusses US defense policy, differences between Trump and Biden administrations

Flournoy, former under secretary of defense for policy of the Obama administration, spoke at an event hosted by Tisch College and The Fletcher School. In discussing the transition from the Trump administration to the Biden administration, Flournoy discussed how the use of waivers to instate retired generals as the secretaries of defense has been a consistent decision that may have negative implications in government.

TCU Senate releases Fall Exit Survey report, administration reviews recommendations

The report outlines survey results on academics, physical and mental health services, COVID-19 protocols, financial aid and employment, housing, dining halls and food services, the Tufts University Police Department and safety, transportation, campus life, campus spaces and commencement.

Faculty votes to extend exceptional pass/fail policy amid student support

Stephan and Lowe also said that faculty noticed a drop in the quality of student work and effort compared to semesters during which the policy was not implemented.

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