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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]


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. […]


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 […]


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