Ava Autry is an Assistant News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying political science and civic studies. Ava can be reached at [email protected]


​​Commons to accept dinner swipes for students living at Hyatt, among other changes

As of Sept. 27, the first-year students living at the Hyatt Place in Medford can use meal swipes at the Commons Marketplace. This is one of several changes enacted by Camille Lizarríbar, dean of student affairs, inspired in part by an op-ed written by Santiago Castillo Juarez, a Hyatt resident. This change is expected to […]


Somerville City Council proposes restitution program for those previously incarcerated under war on drugs

The Somerville City Council is calling on Mayor Joe Curtatone to establish a restitution fund for those affected by the war on drugs. In a city council meeting on Aug. 26, Councilors Will Mbah, J.T. Scott and Ben Ewen-Campen proposed this resolution in order to provide funds for residents of Somerville that have been harmed […]


Prior to vaccination requirement announcement, TCU Senate called for increased vaccine accessibility

University Infection Control Health Director Michael Jordan announced in an email to the Tufts community on April 25 that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available to all students, faculty and staff between April 28 and 30 at the Gantcher Center. Prior to this announcement, students in the Tufts Community Union Senate attempted various efforts to call for a vaccination mandate and heighten accessibility to the vaccine for the Tufts community.


Tisch Council for Philanthropic Leadership announces fundraising plans

With the grant focus in place, TCPL’s goal is to eventually select a specific organization to donate the proceeds of its fundraising efforts. According to Tisch College's official description of the organization, TCPL “function(s) as a foundation board that allocates funding to nonprofits in Tufts' surrounding communities.” In addition to its grant-making efforts, the council also “organizes service projects, coordinates a philanthropic leadership speaker series, and promotes conversations about the social sector.”


Tufts Women in IR opens dialogue around Intro to IR curriculum diversity

With this desire to make an impact on the curriculum, the organization created a questionnaire to gather feedback from students in the international relations community. It surveyed general opinions of respondents and asked questions targeting inequities within the course. Women in International Relations also sought suggestions for future readings as well as thoughts to mention to coordinators and professors from the international relations program. 


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