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


BREAKING: Gantcher Center to serve as regional vaccination clinic

In an email to the Tufts community on Tuesday, University Infection Control Health Director Michael Jordan announced that the Gantcher Center would serve as a public vaccination site for all eligible Massachusetts residents. According to the email, this is due to the formation of the Metro North COVID-19 Vaccination Partnership between Tufts University, the Cambridge […]


Tufts alumnus and former adjunct professor Ben Downing running for governor of Massachusetts

Downing said that a major goal of his as governor would be to reduce the vast economic inequities in Massachusetts, which he believes are hidden under an aggregated high standard of living across the Commonwealth. Downing ran for the Massachusetts state Senate at 24, while he was a master's student at Tufts in urban and environmental policy and planning.


Testing anomaly reported as Broad Institute introduces more sensitive testing

The Tufts Daily uncovered an anomaly in university reporting on the Daily's COVID-19 dashboard. The anomaly occurred because the Broad Institute, the organization responsible for performing COVID-19 surveillance testing for Tufts and many other schools in the region, launched a new version of the test it uses to detect COVID-19.


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks Capitol Hill riots, next four years with Biden

Her talk, held on Zoom, was the Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship & Public Service and over 3,000 individuals registered for the event. Pelosi and Solomont’s discussion began with the recent riots on Capitol Hill.


Tufts announces results of investigation into Jumbo statue mask incident

Tufts University announced the conclusion of a five-month-long investigation into an incident that occurred on Sept. 1. The Tufts University Police Department was dispatched to the Jumbo statue where a group of three women of color were hanging a mask on the statue as part of a Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life initiative […]


DEVELOPING: Tracking COVID-19 at Tufts

Last updated: 5/13/2021 at 5:34 p.m. (EDT) The Medford/Somerville campus reported no new cases on Tuesday, down from one the day before. The seven-day trailing average number of new cases on the Medford/Somerville campus was 0.29 on Tuesday, down from 0.43 the day before. Two new COVID-19 cases were reported from May 7 to Tuesday. […]


Explaining the Daily’s COVID-19 dashboard

The Daily is engaged in a comprehensive effort to track COVID-19 cases across Tufts’ Massachusetts campuses and in their host communities. We are currently gathering data from Tufts’ campuses and surrounding communities. As of now, we are only visualizing data from the Medford/Somerville campus.   Where do we get our data? Our data is pulled […]


Tufts will not take action in response to SJP, TREE referenda

The referenda, proposed by Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine and Tufts for a Racially Equitable Endowment, passed in an election open to the entire student body. According to TCU’s Elections Commission, the level of voter turnout was higher than in any other special election in Tufts history, with 42% of the student body voting.


BREAKING: TCU ECOM announces special election results, two referenda pass

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this article, information regarding the administration’s response to Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine’s referendum has been provided to the Daily, and is reflected below in a statement made on Dec. 21 by Patrick Collins, executive director of media relations at Tufts. Individuals appointed to positions on the TCU […]


TCU Senate unanimously passes EP/F resolution, senior members deliver end-of-semester addresses

Gebetsberger, a senior, acknowledged that the faculty is likely to pass EP/F for the spring semester regardless of the Senate’s input. However, he explained that it is still important for the Senate to vote on the matter.


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