Anar Kansara

Anar Kansara is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior and can be reached at anar.kansara@tufts.edu.


Yes on 3 campaign engages students in support of transgender rights

As Election Day nears, Tufts students are increasing efforts to spread awareness about protecting transgender nondiscrimination laws through the Yes on 3 campaign. The name of the campaign refers to Question 3 on the 2018 Massachusetts ballot that will either uphold or repeal a law that “adds gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds […]


Six professors of humanities, social sciences to leave Tufts this year

Over the past several months, at least six Tufts faculty and staff members, notably from the humanities departments and from interdisciplinary consortium of studies in race, colonialism and diaspora (RCD) have announced their departures from their academic positions to pursue other opportunities. The RCD, according to its website, serves as an “academic home” to a variety of interdisciplinary programs including […]


Segway inventor Dean Kamen speaks about innovative technologies in Dean’s Lecture

Yesterday, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of DEKA Research and Development Corporation Dean Kamen gave a talk on developing inventions and the potential of future engineers as a part of the School of Engineering Dean’s Lecture series. Kamen is known for pioneering inventions such as the wearable insulin pump, the peritoneal dialysis pump and the Segway, according to […]


Seohyun Shim for Tufts Energy Conference
Fletcher hosts climate change strategists, innovators for annual Energy Conference

Tufts hosted the 2018 Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. A team of graduate and undergraduate students organized the conference with support from the Tufts Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) and the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE). The conference […]


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium calls community to action

Tufts held the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” on the evening of Jan. 22 in Breed Memorial Hall. The event featured a variety of distinguished speakers and performers who highlighted the importance of civic engagement and decisive action in the face of injustice, inspired by the work and words of Dr. […]


Fletcher student-led Pakistan trek canceled weeks prior to departure

A student-led trip to Pakistan through The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy was denied approval for continuation on Nov. 14, in a decision made by the International Travel Review Committee (ITRC) under Tufts Global Operations. According to ITRC’s documentation, the trip was originally set to take place from Dec. 22, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018 and was […]


Students propose increased accessibility in Asian American Center

Tufts students and community members are advocating for a more accessible Asian American Center in Start House, by relocating Asian-American identity-based housing from the house so that the Center’s office is no longer located in a residential building. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Nov. 19 calling for this change. The resolution was written by Asian American […]


Rainbow House to get physical building in 2018–2019 academic year

Tufts administrators have committed to provide Rainbow House with a physical building for the 2018–2019 academic year, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Chris Rossi told the Daily in an email. Rossi said that he, LGBT Center Director Hope Freeman, ResLife Associate Director of Residential Education Sarah D’Annolfo and Rainbow House Manager Kenneth Meyerson came to this […]


Same Roots, Different Soil explores African diaspora with weekend-long conference

“Same Roots, Different Soil”, a three-day long, student-run conference held this past weekend, explored the art, religion and politics of the African diaspora through speakers, panels, art shows and a workshop.  The event, which spanned from Oct. 13–15 at different locations on campus, was hosted and organized by the African Students’ Organization (ASO), Caribbean Student Organization (CSO) […]


Tufts Disorientation Guide content, removal spark backlash from Tufts community

The Tufts Disorientation Guide was removed from the official Tufts University Class of 2020 and 2021 Facebook pages on Sept. 3 in response to complaints received by the administration about some of the content of the guide, according to Patrick Collins, Tufts University executive director of public relations. According to a letter sent to the Tufts community by University […]


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