Aaron Pomerance is an Assistant News Editor at the Tufts Daily.

Student Services makes major infrastructural changes

Tufts Student Services made several changes to its infrastructure this past summer, reflecting an ongoing effort by the university to improve the quality of assistance and advising provided by Student Services. According to Dean of Student Services Paul Stanton, Student Services has made changes in three different areas: changing how space is used in Dowling Hall, reorganizing […]

Chi Omega hosts new ‘X-Factor’ spring philanthropy event

 Chi Omega (Chi O) hosted its spring philanthropy event, X-Factor, in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Hall on Friday, April 17. From 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the sorority held a talent show and lip-syncing competition, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to the Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to their Facebook page. Chi Omega […]

Dining Services spices things up with theme nights throughout semester

Recently, student organizations including GlobeMed, Tufts Timmy Global Health and BUILD: India worked with Dining Services to host an event at Carmichael Dining Center called “A Taste of Global Health,” according to Dining Services’ Nutrition and Marketing Specialist Julie Lampie. With the help of senior Matt Ryan, who serves on the executive board of Tufts Timmy Global Health, the dining staff at Carmichael […]

Tufts Relay for Life to host spring Jumbonnaroo this weekend

 Tufts Relay for Life will host the spring Jumbonnaroo music festival at Zeta Psi, Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) and Theta Delta Chi (TDX) this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. According to Ben Silver, special events co-chair for Tufts Relay for Life and founder of Jumbonnaroo, the purpose of the music festival is to promote and raise money for Relay […]

Tufts to host forum in response to Brown and Garner grand jury decisions

A university-wide forum will be held this morning, Feb. 25, to examine race, inequality and action. It will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Gantcher Center and will feature two panel discussions with a consortium of Tufts professors. The forum will explore what the Office of the Provost recognizes as a need to understand […]

TMC and biology department establish grants to honor Lily Glidden

This week, the Tufts Mountain Club (TMC) announced Lily’s Fund for Adventure, a grant which “encourages all TMC members to seek outdoor adventure by partially funding imaginative trips in order to make them financially attainable,” according to the TMC website. The website denotes that TMC is initially looking to raise $25,000 for the fund to create an […]

Preparing for relaunch, TuftsLife faces uncertain future

TuftsLife, a student-run website that centralizes information about campus events, classified advertisements and other pertinent information for students, is offline again after recently returning to full function. Senior Tony Cannistra explained that in order to reestablish TuftsLife as an important networking website, the team aims to revert the website to an older makeup. Cannistra and his team are […]

International Orientation becomes Global Orientation

International Orientation (IO), one of the five pre-orientation programs Tufts offers for incoming first years, recently changed its name to Global Orientation (GO) as part of a strategy to encourage wider participation in the program. Lauren Kulwicki, the International Center Intern and a graduate student at Lesley University, explained that the name change is part of a modification to […]

Tufts alum reflects on TMC experience

Leading a group of current Tufts Mountain Club members, John “Whitey” White is ice climbing at Flume Gorge, at the southern end of Franconia Ridge. The ice is fairly wet today on account of the warmer weather. The group climbs all day, Whitey always there to give someone a belay or show up the younger crowd with his footwork and unquenchable desire […]

Tufts Chabad sees record number in attendance for Shabbat dinner

The Rohr Chabad House at Tufts set a record for the number of people in attendance at its Friday night Shabbat dinner last week, with over 120 attendees. Chabad Co-president Scott Halperin explained that the high turnout was a result of “easy advertising,” noting the event’s enticing sushi theme. “The sushi theme [is] a tradition for the first Shabbat of […]