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Alejandra Carrillo is an assistant news editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a first-year who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at Alejandra.Carrillo@tufts.edu.


Controversial incidents prompt student outcry, administration response

After a series of incidents across campus, including eggings and vandalism, stoked controversy among students, senior administration officials responded in a campus-wide email last Friday outlining their support for an accepting campus culture. The incidents mentioned in the email, titled “Affirming our Values and Support for Students,” included a series of eggings that took place […]


Linell Yugawa to retire as Asian American Center’s director

Linell Yugawa, director of the Asian American Center, will retire after more than 30 years of leadership, according to an email sent to students on April 4. During her time as director, Yugawa launched numerous initiatives and programs including the Center’s Peer Leader Program and was deeply involved with the Pan Asian Council (PAC). Her […]


Alfre Woodard to speak at 2019 commencement ceremony

Alfre Woodard, an award-winning actress, producer and activist, will deliver the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2019 on May 19. According to a press release sent to the Daily, she will be given an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at the ceremony. Woodard is best known for her roles in numerous […]


Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora receives $1.5 million grant

The Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) will now be able to hire new professors and faculty members after receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, the grant, titled “Professorships in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department,” was awarded to support hiring in the department. The Board of Trustees […]


Former NFL player Wade Davis speaks about diversity, inclusion

Tufts Office of the Provost hosted a discussion titled “Intentional Diversity and Inclusion,” with Wade Davis, former NFL player and public speaker on gender, orientation and racial equality, yesterday in the ASEAN Auditorium. The program was co-sponsored by the dean of Arts and Sciences, the Bridging Differences Initiative, the Arts, Sciences and Engineering Diversity Fund and the Athletics […]


Andrew Shiotani named as new director of International Center

The Tufts community received an email announcing Andrew Shiotani as the new director of the International Center (I-Center) on Jan. 28. Shiotani assumes the leadership role of Jane Etish-Andrews, who retired after 35 years of work at Tufts. The I-Center provides immigration and student services to undergraduate and graduate students across all of Tufts’ schools. According […]


Students share stories of resilience and hope at annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Disclaimer: Jesse Najarro is a former news editor for the Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Students, faculty and alumni gathered on Jan. 22 in Breed Memorial Hall to commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by sharing stories of overcoming hardship and discrimination, […]


Massachusetts attorney general discusses state, national politics at Tisch College event

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey spoke to members of the Tufts, Medford and Somerville communities Monday about state and national politics and critical issues facing Massachusetts and the United States at Distler Performance Hall in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center. Healey spoke as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s […]


Speakers talk migration, tech, policy at Fletcher Ideas Exchange

The future of migration was front and center at ASEAN Auditorium Monday as nine speakers gave TED-style talks at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Fletcher Ideas Exchange (FIE). Professor of the Practice at The Fletcher School Mihir Mankad was the master of ceremonies, and Eileen Babbitt, director of the Henry J. Leir Institute, presented the closing […]


Confucius Institute Review Committee hosts final open meeting

Disclaimer: Tys Sweeney is a columnist for the Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Tufts’ Confucius Institute Review Committee held its final open meeting in Eaton Hall on Oct. 31 to discuss the university’s relationship with the Confucius Institute (CI), which promotes Chinese language and culture and has financial ties to […]


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