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]


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.


BREAKING: Dean Bauer to step down from SMFA position at end of fall

In an email sent to the Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts student body, Nancy Bauer, dean of the SMFA, announced that she would be stepping down from her position at the end of the fall 2021 semester. Bauer joined the Tufts faculty as a professor of philosophy in 1998, a position […]


BREAKING: Dean Bynoe to leave Tufts for MIT

Nandi Bynoe, associate dean of diversity and inclusion of the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, will leave Tufts to become the assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering, according to an email sent to the Tufts community on Thursday. Bynoe’s last day at Tufts will […]


City of Somerville pilots Mass. contact tracing software

The technology, developed by Apple and Google in April 2020 as the Exposure Notifications System, utilizes Bluetooth technology to determine if an individual has been in close physical proximity for more than 15 minutes to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The system protects user privacy by exchanging random codes between participating devices via Bluetooth.


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