Annie Gill is a Features Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in Sociology. She can be reached at

Startup brings solar-powered lighting to Nicaragua’s ‘last mile’

Morgan Babbs is lighting up Nicaragua, one solar-powered lamp at a time. With her social enterprise, SolarRoute, Babbs is answering the need for affordable solar technology in developing countries. Babbs, a senior majoring in international relations and economics, was inspired to start SolarRoute after working in Nicaragua two summers ago, where she noticed the difficulties of […]

Davis Square businesses thrive in summer

Whether they head there to study, dine or catch a movie with friends, Tufts students frequently travel into Davis Square. It’s no wonder, since its dozens of restaurants and businesses are all just a short walk or Joey ride from campus. Tufts students may benefit from the proximity of Davis Square, but may not be aware […]

Common Reading Program connects incoming students with Tufts community

Before they even arrive on campus, each member of the incoming freshman class has something in common — a book. For the class of 2018, that book is “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” written by Wes Moore. Incoming students each received “The Other Wes Moore” this summer as part of the university’s […]

Clinton Global Initiative University helps fund student service projects

Financing the ideas that embody Tufts’ spirit of “active citizenship” can be difficult. But the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a national conference several Tufts students attended last month, is working to change that.  Hosted by former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton, CGI U brought […]

ExCollege celebrates 50 years of student inclusion, curriculum expansion

This year, the Experimental College (ExCollege) at Tufts University marks its 50th anniversary since it established its first course on comparative literature in 1964. After marking a new wave of interdisciplinary learning in liberal arts education, the program has continued to expand and adapt to the needs of student and faculty alike. “As far as […]