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

BREAKING: Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, will deliver 2023 commencement address

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2023, the university announced on March 30. Mohammed will receive an honorary degree along with six other individuals at the commencement ceremony on May 21. Mohammed joined the U.N. in 2012 as special adviser to then Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. […]

TUSC announces Flo Rida, Cheat Codes, Charlie Curtis-Beard for Spring Fling

Flo Rida, Cheat Codes and Charlie Curtis-Beard will perform at Spring Fling, Tufts University Social Collective announced on March 29. The annual concert will be held on April 29, and tickets will be available starting April 18. In a departure from last year, the Tuftonia’s Day carnival will be held the weekend before Spring Fling, […]

Tufts admits 9.5% to undergraduate Class of 2027

Tufts admitted 9.5% of students to the Class of 2027 from roughly 34,000 applicants, it announced on March 22. Acceptances were granted to the most diverse applicant pool the university has ever seen. This year’s class is one of the most selective in the university’s history, following last year’s record-low 9.7% acceptance rate. Women comprise […]

Lee Edelman discusses his new book, queer theory, future of education with Jess Keiser

Lee Edelman discussed his new book “Bad Education: Why Queer Theory Teaches Us Nothing,” with fellow Tufts English professor Jess Keiser on March 9 at an English department event. Edelman, the Fletcher professor of English literature at Tufts, and Keiser unpacked the book’s key theses and its relevance in today’s context.  “This book … was […]

TCU Senate calls on Tufts to divest from fossil fuels at March 12 meeting

The TCU Senate unanimously called on Tufts to divest from fossil fuels and commit to carbon neutrality by 2030 at its weekly meeting on March 12. Resolution S. 23-3, titled “A Resolution Calling on Tufts University to Commit to Institutional Climate Justice,” was proposed by members of Tufts Climate Action. It formally calls on the […]

Afghan human rights activist Sima Samar speaks at Fletcher Intl. Women’s Day event

Dr. Sima Samar, an Afghan activist and human rights advocate, spoke at an International Women’s Day event on March 8 sponsored by The Fletcher School. Samar, a visiting scholar at Fletcher, spoke about the history and current state of women’s rights in Afghanistan. Rachel Kyte, dean of The Fletcher School, introduced Samar, calling her “a […]

Headlines from the Hill

Tufts aims to purchase former Zeta Psi building at 80 Professors Row Zeta Psi, which currently owns the more than 150-year-old building, planned to demolish the old fraternity house; however, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission effectively denied the fraternity permission to demolish the house, unanimously deeming it “historically significant” during a March 7 meeting. The […]

Murrow Forum will return to Tufts with CNN’s Abby Phillip on April 3

The Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism will return to Tufts for the first time since 2018 at noon on April 3 with CNN’s Abby Phillip slated as this year’s speaker. Sponsored by Tisch College’s Solomont Speaker Series, Phillip will discuss her work at CNN with Tufts alumnus and trustee Neil Shapiro (A’80). […]

‘From Scratch’: John Mulaney comes clean at Symphony Hall taping for Netflix

John Mulaney knows what we’re thinking: What happened? Luckily, in his new stand-up set, “From Scratch,” he (mostly) tells us. Mulaney’s superb act, which he recorded at Symphony Hall in Boston on Feb. 25–26 for an upcoming Netflix comedy special, is a candid and wild exploration of his experience with drug addiction and recovery. Mulaney […]

Ethan Steinberg reflects on 4 years at the Daily, his future in journalism

Editor’s note: The Daily’s editorial department acknowledges that this article is premised on a conflict of interest. This article is a special feature for Daily Week that does not represent the Daily’s standard journalistic practices. When Ethan Steinberg joined the Daily in fall 2019, he was a copy editor and a staff writer for features. […]