Ariana Phillips is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying political science and economics. Ariana can be reached at [email protected]

Cambridge reels after police killing of Sayed Arif Faisal

The Cambridge City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 18 to discuss the protocols of the Cambridge Police Department after police fatally shot Sayed Arif Faisal earlier this month. Faisal was a 20-year-old Cambridge resident and engineering student at UMass Boston.  Since his death, the Bangladesh Association of New England has raised over $61,000 […]

Tufts Medical Center relaunches liver transplant program after 15 years

Tufts Medical Center will relaunch its liver transplant program in 2023 through its newly established Abdominal Transplant Institute. The institute, which will be led by clinical co-directors Dr. Fred Gordon and Dr. Martin Hertl, aims to build an effective and patient-focused liver transplant program.  Tufts Medical Center has coordinated organ transplants for nearly 40 years. […]

BREAKING: Monroe France appointed as DEIJ vice provost

Monroe France will become the inaugural vice provost of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice, as announced in an email to the Tufts community on Dec. 1. France will also receive an appointment as a professor of practice at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and will start both roles on April 3, 2023.  […]

Howard Woolf announces retirement from ExCollege after 40 years

Director of the Experimental College Howard Woolf announced his retirement on Oct. 5. The university is currently in the process of conducting their search for the next director of the ExCollege, which they hope to announce in the spring of 2023. Woolf will remain director until the end of the academic year and will continue […]

BREAKING: Tufts administration reports offensive graffiti on campuses

Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar disclosed the presence of offensive graffiti around Tufts campuses in an email sent to the Tufts community on Wednesday. The email cited a series of incidents involving the defacement of public spaces, including “[d]erogatory and crude” graffiti on the School of Museum of Fine Arts campus found in the […]

Department of Biomedical Engineering sunsets ABET accreditation

The School of Engineering announced that it is sunsetting the ABET accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program in an email sent to BSBME students on Sept. 19  The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology is a voluntary accreditation program that evaluates engineering and applied sciences degree programs and ensures they meet […]

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Maintenance issue causes flooding in basement of Olin

A maintenance issue caused the basement of the Olin Center to flood last Thursday at approximately 10:30 a.m. The flooding was the result of an error that occurred while a vendor was testing the sprinkler system.  According to University Fire Marshall John Walsh, such tests are required under the Massachusetts Fire Code. “Some buildings require […]

New city-sponsored child care program promises affordability, accessibility to Somerville families

Somerville introduced its new Child Care Access and Affordability Program on Feb. 3. The program will provide families with financial assistance to send their children to daycare and preschool. To qualify for the program, children must be between 15 months and four years old by Aug. 31, and families must meet income eligibility requirements, which […]

‘Leading While Black’ to honor legacy of Black leaders at Tufts

Tufts will host “Leading While Black,” a livestreamed event that will highlight and celebrate the contributions of Black leadership at Tufts, on Feb. 19. The event will honor eight Black leaders who had a lasting effect on the university by transforming decision-making, advancing equity and disrupting existing norms. “Leading While Black” also examines how the […]

Tufts alum Niki Thran runs for open Vermont Senate seat

Tufts alum and emergency room doctor Niki Thran formally announced her candidacy in the Vermont Senate race on Jan. 16. Thran is entering the race to replace Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) who is retiring after eight terms.  Thran, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts and her doctor of medicine degree from Vanderbilt, has spent […]