Alexander Janoff is the Executive News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying political science and computer science. Alex can be reached at [email protected]


Ballantyne beats Mbah, Lungo-Koehn wins second term

Somerville In Somerville’s mayoral election, Ward 7 City Councilor Katjana Ballantyne secured 9,997 votes to City Councilor-at-large Will Mbah’s 6,726. This created a margin of victory of 18.27 percentage points. Ballantyne’s campaign overcame several obstacles to victory, nearly losing out in the preliminary election. She was able to move on to Tuesday’s general election by […]


Snapchat implements Run for Office Mini, emphasizes civics

In collaboration with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, Snap Inc. has developed the Run for Office Mini, an application built directly into Snapchat to emphasize civic engagement among the app’s users. According to Sofia Gross, head of policy partnerships and social impact at Snap Inc., Snapchat’s Run for Office […]


BREAKING: ECOM announces TCU election results

The Tufts Community Union Elections Commission held a Tufts Community Union-wide election on Tuesday and Wednesday, filling vacant seats in the Committee on Student Life, TCU Judiciary and TCU Senate.  Sophomore Erika Effenberger was elected to the Committee on Student Life. Sophomore Caroline Vandis and first-year Ethan VanGosen were both elected to the TCU Judiciary. […]


TCU Senate elects additional trustee representative

The Tufts Community Union Senate discussed its upcoming retreat and interviewed an additional trustee representative applicant during its meeting on Sunday. After a brief roll call, TCU President Amma Agyei introduced the body’s recently elected trustee representatives, who hold no voting power in the Senate but represent the student body’s interest in trustee meetings. The […]


BREAKING: Somerville, Medford announce preliminary municipal election results

NOTE: All election results are unofficial and may not include final vote totals from absentee, military or provisional ballots. View our full analysis of Tuesday’s preliminary municipal elections. Somerville – Mayoral Preliminary Candidate Votes Percentage Will Mbah 4,498 30.07% Katjana Ballantyne 4,162 27.82% Mary Cassesso 4,083 27.30% William B. Tauro 2,215 14.81% Medford – Mayoral […]


BREAKING: Tufts increases testing frequency to twice weekly for undergraduate students

Tufts announced that all undergraduate students would be tested for COVID-19 twice per week, a departure from a previous policy of weekly testing that had been in place since students began arriving on campus. This announcement was sent via email to the Tufts community and signed by University Infection Control Health Director Michael Jordan and […]


BREAKING: TUPD investigating removal of mezuzah from Jewish student’s doorpost

An act of antisemitic vandalism occurred in one of Tufts’ dorms on Saturday, according to an email sent to the Tufts community Wednesday night. The email was signed by University President Anthony Monaco. According to the email, a Jewish student had discovered his mezuzah — an important Jewish symbol traditionally affixed to the doorposts of […]


Provost Aubry to step down in December

Nadine Aubry, Tufts provost and senior vice president, will step down from her position at the end of the calendar year, according to an email sent to the Tufts community on Tuesday. The email was signed by University President Anthony Monaco. According to the email, Aubry will take a year-long sabbatical before returning to Tufts […]


Tufts to hold in-person pre-orientation, revises vaccination deadline

Tufts University will run in-person pre-orientation programs for incoming first-year students this fall, according to a series of announcements from university officials. They also announced several updates to the fall 2021 onboarding process for all students. According to Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, Tufts decided to run pre-orientation programs due to new health guidelines […]


Dayna Cunningham to succeed Solomont as Tisch College dean

Dayna Cunningham has been appointed as the Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life’s next dean, according to an email sent to the Tufts community on Monday by University President Anthony Monaco and Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry. “To lead an institution focused on training the next generation to support and partner with […]


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