Amelia Becker is a Features Editor and former Executive Features Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying sociology and economics. She can be reached at [email protected]

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 […]

Alumni Q&A: Wilnelia Rivera Part I

The Alumni Series aims to create a diverse collection of experiences at Tufts through highlighting notable alumni. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Wilnelia Rivera (LA ’04, AG ’13) graduated Tufts with a double major in international relations and women’s studies, now known as women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. She returned […]

Behind the scenes at Mail Services: Students share work experiences

Processing 70,000 packages annually, the Tufts University Mail Services Department is responsible for providing mail service to residence halls, small houses as well as university offices of the Medford, Boston and Grafton campuses, according to Senior Facilities Director Cory Pouliot. Mail Services is run by Support Services Manager Sheila Chisholm. It is staffed by four full-time […]

Students, faculty support proposed Native American and Indigenous Studies minor

A student-led petition aims to create a new Native American and Indigenous Studies minor program in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD). The program’s viability is likely greater due to the RCD’s recent obtainment of departmental status and has support among former and current RCD faculty. A group of students addressed their petition to create […]