Abbie Gruskin is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying anthropology and can be reached at abigail.gruskin@tufts.edu.


TCU Senate, administration host Mental Health Town Hall to address student wellbeing

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and the university administration co-hosted a town hall yesterday to address mental health policies on campus and allow students to discuss experiences of mental health and illness among the student body. Deepen Goradia, chair of the TCU Senate Administration and Policy Committee, led a panel of university administrators and […]


Tufts changes drop, withdrawal deadlines with input from Mental Health Task Force

Tufts announced a change to the drop and withdrawal deadlines in an email from the Associate Deans of Undergraduate Advising on Sept. 4, The deans moved the drop deadline for first-year students forward from the 10th week of the semester to the fifth week starting next semester and adjusted the withdrawal deadline for all undergraduate […]


Tufts to offer Native American and Indigenous Studies minor in fall 2019

Tufts faculty voted in favor of the creation of a Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) minor, to be offered next fall within the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD), at a meeting last Wednesday, according to a press release provided to the Daily by Parker Breza, a student central to creating […]


$100k New Venture Competition rewards entrepreneurship in business, science, social impact

The Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) hosted its 15th annual $100k New Venture Competition on Friday to celebrate and reward the entrepreneurial accomplishments of Tufts students, alumni and faculty. The daylong event took place at 51 Winthrop Street and was months in the making, according to TEC Director Jack Derby. The competition commenced three months ago with hundreds of […]


TEDxTufts hosts Mosaic in Motion, highlighting diverse passions

Disclaimer: Mitch Navetta is a current social media editor and former executive social media editor at the Daily. Navetta was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. TEDxTufts hosted Mosaic in Motion on Sunday in Cohen Auditorium, a day-long event featuring talks from guest speakers, TEDx videos, refreshments and interactive art exhibits, with the […]


Students, community members protest campus housing policies

Roughly 200 students, faculty and area residents attended a walk out and campus march Thursday to protest the university’s tiered housing system and to call for the construction of a new high-capacity dorm on campus. Nathan Krinsky, a co-founder of Tufts Housing League (THL), said that THL and Tufts Student Action (TSA), who co-hosted the […]


CMHS offers telehealth as new counseling option for students

Tufts’ Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) partnered over the past year with BetterHelp and iHope Network, two services that provide remote telehealth counseling services, in an effort to increase students’ access to mental health services, according to Executive Director of Health and Wellness Michelle Bowdler. The university reminded students of the services in an Oct. 17 email, after […]


ResLife hosts first event in off-campus housing series

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) hosted the first of its semester-long off-campus housing series in the Curtis Hall Multi-Purpose Room last week on Sept. 27.  Assistant Director of Housing Operations Angelic Sosa hosted the first session, titled, “Where to Start, Understanding Budgeting & Financial Aid.” It featured presentations from Sosa, Associate Director of Financial […]


Tufts Housing League meets with administration, discusses tiered housing system

Tufts Housing League (THL) met with Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Christopher Rossi and Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman in Dowling Hall to discuss the tiered housing system on Sept. 19, according to Rossi. The meeting was specifically intended to address the impact that Tufts’ tiered housing system — scheduled to take effect […]


Tufts Housing League hosts community block party, argues against tiered housing system

Around 100 people attended a community block party at Nathan Tufts Park on Sunday. The block party, hosted by Tufts Housing League (THL), along with Tufts Progressive Alliance (TPA) and Tufts Student Action (TSA), sought to bring together Tufts students and residents of Medford and Somerville to discuss a housing situation on campus that has become a source of increasing […]


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