Amelia Colafati is a Staff Writer at the Tufts Daily.

Massachusetts Democrats want major moves on gun safety in 2023

Massachusetts Democrats plan to use the 2023 legislative session to further gun control legislation in the state. The Democrats hold a majority in both the state House and the state Senate. Along with recently elected Democratic Gov. Maura Healey, state legislators and activists have high hopes for a major gun safety package. Rina Schneur is […]

New textile, food waste bans to affect Tufts

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently added textiles and mattresses to the list of materials banned from waste disposal and further lowered the threshold on banned commercial food waste to include facilities generating more than half a ton per week. Tufts will need to expand its preexisting textile and food waste collection programs in […]

Political Science Department hosts panel ahead of November elections

Editor’s note: Emily Thompson is the Executive News Editor of The Tufts Daily. Thompson was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.  On Nov. 2, the Tufts Political Science department hosted a panel discussion on the upcoming midterm election. The discussion, titled “What to Look for on Election Night: A Political Science […]

Annual Clery study reports crime, fire statistics

The Tufts University Department of Public Safety published its Annual Fire Safety and Security Report for the 2021 calendar year, pursuant to the Clery Act of 1990. The report was distributed to the Tufts community via email on Sept. 30. Crimes included in the report cover everything from sex offenses and aggravated assault to liquor […]

Carol Joyner discusses paid family leave at Civic Life Lunch

Carol Joyner, director of the Labor Project for Working Families at Family Values at Work Action, spoke with Tufts students on Sept. 22 as part of the Civic Life Lunch Speaker Series hosted by Tisch College. Joyner discussed her more than two decades of work on issues surrounding workers’ rights, including advocating for paid leave […]

Tufts updates fall COVID-19 protocol, ends mask mandate and surveillance testing

In anticipation of welcoming students back to campus, Tufts announced its fall 2022 COVID-19 protocols in an email on Aug. 10. According to the email, the updated measures include the end of surveillance testing as well as the removal of a mask mandate. Infected students will also be directed to isolate in their rooms as […]

Ballantyne, Lungo-Koehn and Wu convene for Solomont Speaker Series discussion

Mayors Katjana Ballantyne of Somerville, Breanna Lungo-Koehn of Medford and Michelle Wu of Boston came together for a virtual discussion on March 22 in the latest installment of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Lifes Solomont Speaker Series. They discussed the challenges they face as women in politics as well as their plans to […]

Engineers Week celebrates students, hosts speaker Leland Melvin

Tufts Engineers Week, a series of events held Feb. 17-25, featured networking opportunities, a design challenge and a lecture from Leland Melvin, an astronaut, NFL player, engineer and educator. A celebration of engineering, the events were organized in concordance with National Engineers Week. 

New GSBS application aims to increase equity, inclusivity

A committee of faculty, staff and students recently revised the application for Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to make it more equitable and accessible for the 2022 admissions cycle. The committee’s work was a project of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ Anti-Racist Working Group. Elizabeth Storrs, who was the director of enrollment services […]

Tufts alumni develop residential coding program for women and nonbinary people of color

Three university alumni are working to convert a 4,000-square-foot home in Roxbury into a tech training hub for young minority women and nonbinary people. The 122-year-old house on Hutchings Street, set to open this year following a multimillion-dollar renovation, will house 18–25-year-olds looking to gain experience in and build careers in STEM-related fields.  The organization […]