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Tufts Democrats hosts Marianne Williamson town hall

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson hosted community members, students and campaign volunteers on Saturday for a town hall sponsored by Tufts Democrats. The event began with Williamson delivering an opening statement in which she shared her experience being on the campaign trail. “It is as though there are two separate political universes. One huge, corporatized […]

Presidential hopeful Booker addresses BDS, student debt, climate in conversation with the Daily

Last night, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a press call with college journalists around the country, answering questions on a range of issues from the student debt crisis to the climate crisis. Booker began by delivering brief opening remarks, first highlighting the theme of his campaign: common purpose. “I’ve made the theme of my campaign […]

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor speaks about diversity of Supreme Court, being first Latina justice

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor spoke before an audience of around 3,000 in Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center yesterday afternoon. The university-wide event, which was organized by the Office of the President, began at 3:30 p.m. and ran for an hour. Tufts Professor of History Peter Winn acted as the moderator […]

Christopher Sedore named chief information officer

Christopher Sedore was appointed Tufts’ vice president and chief information officer (CIO) — where he’ll oversee Tufts Technology Services (TTS) — on July 10. Sedore, transitioning from the same role at the University of Texas at Austin, began his new position Aug. 5. Announcing his appointment July 10, University President Anthony Monaco and Executive Vice President […]

Amazon announces expansion into Medford

Retail giant Amazon will continue its investment in the Boston area by opening a new office space in Medford. The company announced plans to move into a 50,000-square-foot facility near Wellington Station on the Orange Line, which is roughly two miles east of Tufts campus, this spring. An Amazon spokesperson told the Daily that this […]

A$AP Ferg, Rico Nasty, Marcela Cruz to perform at Spring Fling

A$AP Ferg will headline this year’s Spring Fling, with Rico Nasty and Marcela Cruz featured as opening acts, according to an announcement by the Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC) Concert Board. The concert will take place on April 28. Ferg, a Harlem, New York-based rapper, is famous for his songs “Work” (2013), “New Level” (2016), and “Plain Jane” (2017). Rico Nasty […]

Judith Altmann delivers Hillel’s keynote address on Holocaust and genocide education

Tufts Hillel hosted Judith Altmann, a Holocaust survivor and educator, as part of its Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education last night for a lecture sharing her story of surviving disease, death marches and Auschwitz. Altmann shared a number of heartbreaking stories, from witnessing the death of dozens of close family members to her […]

Wall Street Journal war correspondent Jessica Donati speaks at Tufts ALLIES event

The Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) hosted Wall Street Journal war correspondent Jessica Donati for a lecture last night on her experience reporting in the world’s most dangerous war zones. The talk covered a range of topics from Donati’s career to wartime reporting in Libya and Afghanistan. Donati said her career in wartime reporting […]

Tufts student Shubha Debnath passes away unexpectedly

Shubha Debnath, a sophomore in the School of Arts and Sciences, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, according to an email sent to the community Saturday night by University President Anthony Monaco and other members of the Tufts administration. Debnath, who came to Tufts as a first-generation student, was an active member of the Tufts community. A community […]

Jumbo Grill & Pizzeria opens in place of Helen’s Roast Beef & Pizzeria

Local Medford restaurant Helen’s Roast Beef & Pizzeria has closed its doors to the Tufts community, leaving a new restaurant, Jumbo Grill & Pizzeria, in its 321 Boston Ave. location as of Feb. 11. Jumbo Grill & Pizzeria owner Alex Pryanishnikov said the previous business had been struggling for a long time. Pryanishnikov believes poor management and Helen’s ownership […]