Alexander Janoff

Alex 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]


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 […]


Tufts drops outdoor mask requirement, announces updates to COVID-19 policies

The Tufts administration announced a series of changes to its COVID-19 policies in an email sent to the Tufts community on Tuesday morning. It was signed by Michael Jordan, university infection control health director. The updated policies are effective June 1 and come following recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and […]


Yolanda Smith named new executive director of public safety

Yolanda Smith will become Tufts University’s next executive director of public safety, according to an email sent to the Tufts community on Tuesday. The email was signed by Executive Vice President Michael Howard and Vice President for Operations Barbara Stein. In her new role at Tufts, Smith will “lead the university’s emergency management, fire safety, […]


BREAKING: TUPD responds to potentially armed suspect near Carmichael Hall

In an email sent to the Tufts community on Friday morning, the Tufts University Police Department reported significant police activity near Carmichael Hall and the Residential Quad in response to a potentially armed suspect. The police activity has since concluded, and the area has been cleared.


Community members react to defacement of pro-Palestinian messages on Tufts cannon

After members of Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine painted the Tufts cannon in response to recent violence between Israel and Hamas, the group reported in a Facebook post on May 16 that its work had been vandalized and painted over with crude language and images. Many student leaders, along with the administration, have since condemned the vandalism.


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