Ariel Barbieri-Aghib (LA'17) was a News Editor at The Tufts Daily.

Video surveillance: Cameras spark concerns over appropriate use of footage

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. The first part was published on Nov. 30, and is posted online. In 2012, Tufts administration spearheaded a program to establish a formalized surveillance security policy that would cover both the cameras that had previously been installed on campus and the installation of […]

Video surveillance: who’s watching Tufts’ campus?

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team about surveillance on the Tufts campus. The second part will be published on Friday. In May of 2017, Tufts administrators charged several seniors with various allegations including indecent exposure, sexual exploitation and sexual misconduct after they were found […]

New literary magazine Future Histories launches

The university’s newest literary magazine, Future Histories, held its first meeting this month. Founders Sarah Walsh and Hunter Silvestri, both juniors, organized the magazine, which hopes to fill a void at Tufts. There has not been a consistent literary magazine at the university since September 2016, when the Cannon Literary Journal posted on its Facebook page: “This journal no longer exists. Thank you to […]

Protesters raise allegations about national, Tufts Greek organizations at Parents Weekend

During Parents and Family Weekend, a group of students arranged an anti-Greek life protest in front of Sophia Gordon Hall and the Aidekman Arts Center. The protesters held three signs with the following text: “1. DID YOU KNOW??? Kappa Alpha Theta ~ A Phi ~ DTD ~ Chi O ~ Theta Chi ~ AOII ~ […]

Tufts ranks 11th on Nature Index 2017 Innovation list

Tufts University recently placed 11th on the Nature Index 2017 Innovation ranking, which is conducted by the science journal Nature and measures the quality and quantity of research by institutions and universities worldwide. Tufts placed among Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Stanford University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to the Nature Index website. Jianmin Qu, dean […]

Greek life investigations conclude, disciplinary statuses made public

Tufts has completed its months-long investigations into the nine fraternities and sororities with misconduct allegations. One fraternity — Pi Delta — dissolved last semester, two fraternities are on disciplinary probation and five fraternities and sororities remain under cease-and-desist orders while awaiting resolutions for their cases. Tufts will re-open sophomore recruitment for seven Greek life organizations, […]

ResLife to restructure staffing in central office, RA roles

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) will be restructured for the next academic year, with new positions both in ResLife’s central office and in dorms throughout campus. According to ResLife Director Yolanda King, the office will have an an associate director of housing operations, an associate director of residential education, three assistant directors, an […]

SMFA students find limited dining options on campus

Facing a lack of full-service dining options, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts is currently offering students meal plans at other universities. The Cafe des Arts, which is the SMFA campus’ only food service option, is pending renovation and not offering full service, according to the SMFA website. Instead, the cafe is […]

Women’s club water polo team forms at Tufts

After several years of waiting, the women’s club water polo team was established at Tufts earlier this semester, when Assistant Athletic Director Branwen Smith-King approved a request to create the team. Junior Captain Taegan Williams had officially proposed the idea to Smith-King last year. Since then, the newly formed team won its four games during a 14-contest tournament at Bowdoin College […]

Tufts tackles fallout from Trump’s travel ban

University President Anthony Monaco said in a Jan. 29 email to the Tufts community that the university is committed to helping students impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order that restricts travel to the United States by nationals of seven Muslim-majority nations. University response to the order According to Senior International Officer and Associate Provost Diana Chigas, about 73 […]

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