Alexa Horwitz is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily.

Tufts Amnesty International to hold annual letter-writing campaign

Tufts Amnesty International will hold their annual Write for Rights event on Tuesday, Dec. 8, during which students will be able to sign or write letters for 10 different human rights cases. The event is part of Amnesty International’s 17-day letter writing campaign, which kicked off on Monday, and includes cases involving prisoners of conscience, […]

Cause Dinner tonight to support Tufts Timmy Global Health

Tufts Dining Services and the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate will tonight host their biannual Cause Dinner in support of this year’s selected organization, Tufts Timmy Global Health.  To participate, students will donate a meal swipe in Carmichael Dining Center or Dewick MacPhie Dining Center by writing their name and ID number on lists held by Tufts Timmy […]

Tufts GlobeMed to participate in Rally for the Right to Health on Sunday

GlobeMed at Tufts will partner with other Boston community organizations for the Rally for the Right to Health on the Boston Common on Sunday. The rally supports a single-payer health care system in Massachusetts and better access to primary care across the world.  The rally will also help raise awareness for the global health crisis and help make universal health coverage […]

Somerville considers Curbside Compost Initiative

The City of Somerville recently created a new task force to review options for the development of a Curbside Composting Initiative. The idea was announced Feb. 25 by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and will be co-chaired by Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz, who is the vice chairperson of the Board of Alderman’s Committee on Energy […]

Senate resolution pushes creation of education major

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate voted to support the establishment of an undergraduate education major in a 22-0-0 vote last month. Now that the resolution has passed, TCU President Joe Thibodeau said the next step is sending it to faculty to discuss how to proceed.  “Faculty members are ultimately the ones who vote for […]

New indoor garden installed at Boston campus

The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA), in collaboration with the Massachusetts’ Horticultural Society, installed a new indoor garden on the Boston/Chinatown campus. Research conducted at the center analyzes the relationship between nutrition, physical activity and aging, according to John Heine, assistant to the USDA HNRCA director. […]

Sorority recruitment breaks records

A record-high of 308 students participated in this month’s formal sorority recruitment. This number is an increase from the 185 girls who registered in 2012 and the 172 who registered in 2011, according to Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Su McGlone. Ultimately, 216 girls received bids, with Alpha Phi giving out 57, Chi Omega […]

Tufts to install solar panels on Dowling

Tufts will begin installing a new solar panel system on the roof of Dowling Hall early next year.  According to Director of Facilities Technical Services Betsy Isenstein, the university has partnered with SunBug Solar LLC, of Somerville, to design, supply, install, operate and maintain the new system. The initiative is part of the Solarize Massachusetts […]

Tisch College appoints alumni to board

Three new members of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service’s Board of Advisors — Selina Chow (J ’78), Stephen Demirjian (LA ’83) and Diane Hessan (J ’76) — officially began their terms on Oct. 22. According to Interim Dean of Tisch College Nancy Wilson, Chow, Demirjian and Hessan bring diverse active […]

Tufts alumna apppointed Smith College president

  Trustee of Tufts Kathleen McCartney (J ’77) was formally inaugurated as Smith College’s 11th president during ceremonies that took place on Oct. 19. McCartney, who until recently served as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, credits her undergraduate time at Tufts as playing a role in leading her to the new position.  […]