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].

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. […]

Protesters disrupt Israel-Palestine discussion event, Monaco condemns protest

Protestors disrupted an Israel-Palestine discussion event in Tisch Library on Tuesday evening. In a statement to the Daily, President Tony Monaco condemned the protest. “The disruption of the event and the offensive language directed toward the Jewish and Palestinian guest speakers are absolutely unacceptable and a violation of our community standards,” Monaco wrote. “Tufts University […]

BREAKING: Hodgdon Food-On-The-Run to close for renovations, temporarily relocate to Dewick

Hodgdon Food-On-The-Run, commonly known as “Hodge,” will close for renovations after March 9, according to Patti Klos, director of dining and business services at Tufts. The popular dining location is set to be revitalized with a new layout designed to minimize overcrowding and streamline the grab-and-go system. “Especially since we introduced mobile ordering during COVID, […]