Aaron Gruen is a Deputy News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying political science. Aaron can be reached at [email protected]


Tufts dissolves Institute for Global Leadership

Tufts announced on July 21 that it will disband the Institute for Global Leadership. The institute, founded in 1999, supports global education and scholarship through 28 program offerings, including student-led clubs, international exchange programs, research opportunities and alumni mentoring. The news came as a shock to IGL students and alumni, who have since mounted a campaign […]


TUPD makes policy reforms under new leadership

The Tufts University Police Department has made reforms related to arming and mental health under the new leadership of Yolanda Smith, the first Black woman to directly oversee TUPD. The reforms, which have been met with mixed reception, stem from suggestions made by the Working Group on Campus Safety and Policing which was assembled as […]


Ed Markey, Gina McCarthy visit Tufts for climate conference

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey (H’19) and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy (AG’81) visited Tufts to discuss measures in combating climate change on April 29.  Markey toured the Tufts campus before he took part in the Massachusetts Climate Summit, titled “Confronting the Climate Crisis: Global Solutions, Local Action.”  “It’s absolutely inspiring to be here […]


Somerville School Committee approves evangelical private school

The Somerville School Committee voted on April 25 to approve Real Life Learning Center’s application to establish a K–8 private school. The vote came after a months-long standoff between Somerville’s subcommittee on Education Programs and Instruction and Vida Real Church, the founders of RLLC, who say they were unfairly targeted based on their religious beliefs. […]


New TUSM center to harness power of community, combat maternal health inequities

Tufts announced on April 8 that it will open a new Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice (CBMHRJ) within the School of Medicine. Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, the Julia A. Okoro professor of Black Maternal Health at the Tufts University School of Medicine, will direct the center. The center aims to address systemic inequities […]


Erika Lee (A’91) to deliver Class of 2022 commencement address

Erika Lee (A’91), an award-winning scholar of immigration and Asian American history, will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2022 on May 22. Tufts announced on April 1 that Lee would deliver the address and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, along with five other distinguished individuals. “It is such an […]


Tufts condemns SJP’s new BDS campaign

Editor’s note: Aaron Klein is the Executive Audio Producer at The Tufts Daily and also one of the two co-chairs of J Street U Tufts. Klein was not involved in the reporting, writing or editing of this article. Skyler Goldberg is the chair of The Tufts Daily’s Education Committee and also the president of Tufts […]


Tufts community reacts to Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS nomination

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Joe Biden on Feb. 25. If confirmed by the Senate, Jackson will fill the seat currently held by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer once he retires at the end of the current judicial term. Alexandra Dingle, a member of Tufts Democrats, expressed her support […]


Driver’s license bill for undocumented residents clears Mass. House

The Daily Read: News · Driver’s License Bill for Undocumented Residents Clears Mass. House The Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a bill on Feb. 16 that would allow undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses. The Work and Family Mobility Act, or H.4461, passed with 120 votes in favor of the bill and 36 against. The […]


COVID-19 increases obstacles for Somerville residents with disabilities

As the world enters a second year of the pandemic, immunocompromised people and individuals with disabilities continue to face systemic and social detriments to their health and well-being. While many able-bodied individuals are lowering their risk potentials, people with disabilities often have little choice but to remain vigilant. This is not unfamiliar to residents of […]


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