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: 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.


Tufts reports 351 COVID-19 cases in spring semester

Medford/Somerville campus A total of 351 COVID-19 cases were reported on the Medford/Somerville campus since the Daily started tracking the number of cases on Jan. 16. The number represents an increase in new COVID-19 cases reported this semester than in the fall. Prior to Jan. 16, a total of 202 cases were reported on the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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