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

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 […]

Allison Vander Broek and Ericka Miranda named new senior academic advisors

Ericka Miranda and Allison Vander Broek joined the advising team as senior academic advisors for the School of Arts and Sciences on Nov. 1. They replace Tara Zantow, who now serves as the senior academic advisor for the School of Engineering. Senior academic advisors support first-years and sophomores who are exploring majors, understanding degree requirements […]

Red Dress Gala a success for PERIOD at Tufts

PERIOD at Tufts hosted a Red Dress Gala on Oct. 15 that raised $1,020 for the Myna Mahila Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides access to menstrual products to communities in India.  PERIOD at Tufts was founded two years ago by Yasmeen Meek, the current vice president of the club, to increase access to menstrual […]