Alicia is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying psychology. Alicia can be reached at [email protected]


Tufts SafeRide pauses operation, to resume after more hirings

SafeRide services are currently unavailable for Tufts University students due to a shortage of campus security officers. According to Yolanda Smith, executive director of public safety, there are plans to resume SafeRide services after more security officers are hired.  SafeRide services allow students to request a ride instead of walking alone between 7 p.m.–4 a.m. […]


GILD program provides students with international experiences amid pandemic

The Global Integrated Learning & Design program, an initiative that helps faculty design courses or projects with international and cross-cultural components, has provided students with the opportunity to have virtual study abroad experiences.  Tufts faculty can work with the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching to design and develop a GILD course or […]


CSPA releases report on Massachusetts unemployment insurance, finds depletion, debt

The Center for State Policy Analysis at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life released a report on Feb. 17 detailing the short-term and long-term challenges of Massachusetts’ unemployment insurance system. The report also included evidence-based ways for lawmakers to address these challenges. 


Tufts announces ban of direct investments in coal, tar sands companies

Other promises from Tufts include investing $10 to $25 million to climate change-related positive impact funds in the next five years and, to increase transparency, creating a dashboard that reports on the progress of the actions, according to the email.


Student organizations navigate recruiting new members, some consider class year when selecting

Each student organization at Tufts has its own selection process for new members, with a variety of variables.


Somerville sees rise in COVID-19 cases, enters red category

The City of Somerville recently entered the "higher risk" zone for COVID-19 cases, with an average of 8.2 new cases per 100,000 people, according to Massachusetts' COVID-19 Community-Level Data Map. Medford remains in the "moderate risk" category, with an average of 6.7 new cases per 100,000 people, based on the same data.


Tisch College hosts lunch with White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor

Alcindor, PBS NewsHour White House correspondent, spoke on Sept. 29 about covering politics in 2020 as part of Tisch College's Civic Life Lunch series.


Tufts waives eight-semester residency requirement for fall 2020 undergraduates

Tufts University has waived the eight-semester academic residency requirement for all students enrolled full time in fall 2020, due to the unique circumstances caused by COVID-19. 


TCU Senate budgeting, elections to continue

Elections for the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and other student government positions will begin this month as scheduled. The student organization budgeting process, however, will now continue online, according to TCU Treasurer Sharif Hamidi. TCU Senate hopes to complete the student group budgets by the end of the semester so student groups will have […]


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