Anton Shenk is a staff writer at the Tufts Daily. He is a freshman who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at [email protected]

University report provides sweeping recommendations to address racism, discrimination

The workstream's steering committee included 26 committee members from across the university, including faculty, staff and students. The committee’s members conducted interviews, policy reviews and data analyses to inform its recommendations. The report began by chronicling incidents of bias and racism experienced by members of the university.

Tufts examines relationship with online degree providers

At the center of that concern has been Tufts’ relationship with online program management providers, including Noodle and 2U. Both programs have been essential in assisting faculty and administrators to launch Tufts’ new online degree offerings.

Wave of student, faculty concerns prompts Department of Computer Science to address course workload

After some students reported an excess of 30 hours a week of coursework in intro-level computer science courses — and the faculty concern that followed — the Tufts computer science department impaneled a task force to review the department’s curriculum, according to computer science Department Chair and Professor Kathleen Fisher.

Too early to determine compliance with state flu shot requirement, university officials say

Tufts has traditionally offered free flu shots to students through Health Services. However, this may not be possible this year, as a result of COVID-19-related guidelines. 

Tufts experiencing lower than expected COVID-19 infections

Michael Jordan, the university's infection control health director, explained that a wide range of elements, including testing and education, have contributed to the absence of large outbreaks on campus.

Chaplaincy to hire Africana, Hindu community associates

The Tufts University Chaplaincy began the hiring process this semester for two new part-time community associates to serve the Africana and Hindu spiritual communities on campus. The Buddhist, Catholic, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities are already represented in the Chaplaincy’s staff, according to its website. For communities not already served by the Chaplaincy’s staff, […]

Cummings Center construction on schedule despite worker injury, mixed faculty attitudes

Construction remains on schedule for the Joyce Cummings Center, despite faculty’s mixed perspectives on the building design and a recent on-site injury.  A worker was injured on the structure’s fourth floor when strong winds caused a piece of the structure’s decking to hit the worker on Jan. 16 at about 1:30 p.m. According to Tufts‘ […]

Harris, Mehta running for Board of Trustees vacancy

The Tufts University Alumni Association will soon send ballots to Tufts alumni to select the candidate who will fill one open seat on the Board of Trustees. The voting period will run from Feb. 17 through April 12, with the result to be announced at the Alumni Council meeting on April 25, according to Interim […]

Tufts faculty donate $1.5 million to political organizations, overwhelmingly to Democrats

Tufts faculty and academic administrators donated more than $1.5 million to political campaigns and organizations between January 2015 and September 2019, with a large portion of contributions going to Democratic candidates and progressive causes, according to a review of Federal Election Commission records. That sum comprised more than 17,000 individual contributions, made by 680 unique […]

Medford, Somerville lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, Sacklers on hold

Lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, who own the company, have been paused until next month to provide the opportunity for the company to work out settlements for the nearly 2,600 suits against them, according to Associated Press reporting. Among the suits paused, hundreds of local governments, including Medford and Somerville, were plaintiffs. […]