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Abbie Gruskin is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying anthropology and can be reached at [email protected]


COVID-19 puts hold on Peace Corps, Fulbright plans for graduating seniors

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the plans of graduating seniors preparing to embark on international volunteer work or study abroad opportunities, with international programs including the Peace Corps and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program postponing upcoming travel due to the ongoing global impacts of COVID-19. Director of Career Development Donna Esposito estimates these changes […]


Decades of construction transform, renew the Hill

Significant construction and capital projects have transformed the face of Walnut Hill, home to Tufts’ first buildings and the nexus of the Medford/Somerville campus, since the Daily’s founding. The following is an overview of the Daily’s coverage of construction on the Hill since 1980, many buildings of which already seem timeless today. Mayer Campus Center  […]


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 […]


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