Amelia Becker is a Features Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying sociology and economics. She can be reached at [email protected]

Who returns, who gets tested? New England schools differ in COVID-19 response

In the face of the uncertainty and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, universities across the country had to decide if and how to bring students back to campus. These choices differed greatly, even among schools with a number of similarities. 

‘Community will always matter’: Group of Six continues to support students remotely

Following the announcement that Tufts would be transitioning to remote learning and students would have to leave campus, the Group of Six identity-based resource centers worked to support students in this new environment.  Director of the Asian American Center Aaron Parayno’s initial response to the announcement was thinking about what this change meant for students. […]

Eitan Hersh shares research, insights into political activism

Eitan Hersh, a professor of political science and civic studies at Tufts University, focuses his research on civic participation and American politics. Hersh published a new book in January, “Politics is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change” (2020). He has also recently worked on a study on […]

New English club aims to build community within English department

With an array of potential courses and many ways to fulfill the major requirements, English majors can feel a lack of community within the major.  “The English major as a major is actually really disparate and has no clear track, so a lot of the students don’t end up seeing each other for more than […]

Children’s Television Project allows students to access research early on, looks at discrimination in children’s media

Today children are consuming more media than ever before. Images in animated television have the ability to influence their young audience, according to Julie Dobrow, senior lecturer in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and senior fellow for Media and Civic Engagement in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. “It’s […]

Q&A: Lecturer Beardsley reflects on career, student-centered education

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Linda Beardsley, a senior lecturer in the Department of Education in the School of Arts and Sciences, has worked as a teacher across many levels of schooling, as a state education policymaker and as a board member of a girls school in Rwanda. Her […]

Hillel connects Jewish community through Initiative for Innovative Community Building

Each student has their own unique experience with Judaism through their individual upbringing, which can make Tufts Hillel feel intimidating to some. With this in mind, the Initiative for Innovative Community Building works to focus on meeting students where they are. “I think people … come from very different Jewish backgrounds, and Hillel is not […]

History on the Hill: the Women’s Center

The Women’s Center first received funding from the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate in December 1972, with the goal of creating an intentional atmosphere addressing matters of specific concern to women, according to the Center’s website. The student group was given a space in the basement of Miller Hall, shared with the Tufts University Abortion […]

Women in International Relations discuss experience, share advice

In recent years, women have gained a more prominent role in international relations (IR). While gender disparities have been known to exist within the field, the extent of such disparities varies within different IR concentrations. Meg Guliford, a doctoral candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, mentioned that, while women may now be […]

Alumni Q&A: Wilnelia Rivera Part II

The Tufts Daily (TD): After Tufts, you got into politics. How did that start? Wilnelia Rivera (WR): I actually started off as a union organizer with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). What made that a unique experience, and what also made it political, was that it was a multifaceted organizing campaign that I was […]