Annabelle Roberts

Annabelle Roberts is a senior majoring in psychology. She is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily and can be reached at [email protected]

Professor awarded David E. Rumelhart Prize

Ray Jackendoff, co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and Seth Merrin professor of philosophy, was named the 2014 recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize on Aug. 2. Jackendoff is the first theoretical linguist to win the prize awarded by the Cognitive Science Society. “We are all proud of [Jackendoff] and think it is […]

Stop & Shop offers new Joey shuttle to market

The Joey shuttle yesterday debuted a new route to the Stop & Shop supermarket in Fellsway Plaza to provide students with an easy and affordable option for buying groceries. Funded by Stop & Shop, the free service will run every Wednesday and Thursday, leaving from the upper patio of the Mayer Campus Center at 7:45 […]

New minor in environmental science and policy to debut in fall

  A newly created environmental science and policy minor will be available for engineers starting in the fall.  The environmental science and policy minor is designed to offer engineers the ability to focus on policy-related environmental initiatives, according to Director of the Environmental Studies Program and Professor of Biology Colin Orians. Previously, he said, engineers […]

Environmental Studies Program introduces food studies track

 A new track for environmental studies majors available starting next semester will focus on food systems and their relationship with the environment. The Committee on Curricula for the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering approved the new track in response to a growing interest among undergraduates in food systems and people’s relationships with food, […]

Senate supports witness advocates in assault process

  Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution last week calling for the creation of two additional administrative student advocate positions to advocate for students’ rights in the university’s sexual violence judicial process. LGBT Center Representative John Kelly and TCU Vice President Meredith Goldberg submitted the resolution, which advocates a system modeled after policies […]

TCU Senate Update | Sophomore senator steps down from TCU Senate

  Sophomore Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senator Jessie Serrino announced her resignation from the Senate over the weekend, citing an unwelcoming atmosphere on the body.  “I resigned from Senate because I disagreed with the direction in which Senate was moving,” she said. “I did not feel I could adequately express the opinions and concerns that […]

Students petition for female Spring Fling headliner

  After 18 years without a solo female performer at the annual Spring Fling concert, two students have started an online petition to urge Concert Board to bring a female artist to campus. The petition, created by senior Amy Wipfler and junior Julia Rodgers on Feb. 1, has received 268 signatures as of press […]

TuftsLife launches new website design, internship

  TuftsLife is set to launch a new site design on March 1 to better meet the needs of students, according to TuftsLife Chief Executive Officer Taylor Lentz. Both the aesthetics and organization of the site will be improved in the new website, according to Chief Operating Officer Juan Carlos Montemayor Elousa.  “We get emails […]

On-campus sororities’ popularity increases

  A record-high number of 225 sorority pledges registered for last month’s sorority recruitment. With 147 girls receiving bids, this figure rose from the 118 bids given in the spring 2012 semester, according to Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Su McGlone.  The increase in numbers this year matches the hopes and expectations of the […]

New Digital Library interface updates organizational features

  Tufts Digital Collections and Archives collaborated with University Information Technology Educational and Scholarly Technology Services (UIT ESTS) to launch a new user-friendly interface for the Tufts Digital Library, an online service for sharing resources related to Tufts. The collection, found at, includes student and faculty scholarship as well as historical materials associated with […]