Arin Kerstein

Arin Kerstein is a former editor-in-chief at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in International Relations and Economics. She can be reached at arin.kerstein@tufts.edu


Student Affairs seeks to fill three staff vacancies in Group of Five centers

Following K. Martinez’s decision to leave their position as director of the Women’s Center in April, six full-time staff members are currently serving campus cultural centers. There are currently staffing vacancies including the Women’s Center director, a temporary administrative position to be hired for the summer and a staff administrator at Bolles House to serve the Latino […]


Confucius Institute draws criticism from Congress, community

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) urged Tufts to disassociate with the Confucius Institute, an educational collaboration between the university and Beijing Normal University (BNU), in a letter sent to 40 institutions in Greater Boston earlier this month.  Confucius Institutes are overseen by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban, and are focused on Chinese language and culture education. Tufts’ Confucius […]


Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ team discusses race series, investigative process

Members of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team discussed their experiences in investigative journalism last night in a panel event hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life in Barnum Hall. Panelists Patricia Wen, Adrian Walker and Todd Wallack, all of whom reported for the Globe’s December 2017 seven-part series on racism in Boston, spoke to students […]


Former AOII residence to house transfer students

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) designated the house occupied by the former AOII Delta chapter as transfer student housing for the upcoming academic year. This decision follows the AOII national Executive Board’s withdrawal of the charter for Tufts’ AOII chapter in December. Next year, ResLife will manage the property located at 25 Whitfield Road, which is owned […]


University raises concerns over Congressional tax plan

The university administration came out in opposition last week to provisions in Congress’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would impact Tufts and other institutions of higher education. The House of Representatives passed a version of the tax reform bill earlier this month, which included several provisions that would affect Tufts, and the Senate is expected to […]


Financial Aid Student Advisory Board set to convene, continue dialogue on transparency

The Financial Aid Student Advisory Board (FASAB) met yesterday for the first time this academic year to provide feedback and input to the financial aid office on its communication and outreach efforts. The board was reinstated in January 2017; it had existed in the past and disbanded over five years ago, according to Director of Financial Aid Patricia Reilly. […]


Annual Security Report shows changing crime rates on Medford, Boston, Grafton campuses

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. The Department of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES) released its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Sept. 30, breaking down reported instances of crime in 2016 on each Tufts campus. Reported cases of crime increased on the Boston Health Sciences campuses. On the Medford/Somerville campus, reported cases of rape decreased and fondling […]


OEO maintains current burden of proof for sexual misconduct cases following DeVos’ removal of Obama-era regulations

Content warning: This article discusses policy surrounding sexual misconduct. The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) will continue to use the preponderance of the evidence standard for sexual misconduct cases in accordance with its current adjudication process, following the Department of Education’s rescinding of Obama-era regulations in a Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct document released on Friday from the […]


OEO to monitor DeVos’ public notice process on sexual misconduct policy

Content warning: This article discusses policy surrounding sexual misconduct. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced an overhaul of the federal approach toward addressing sexual misconduct accusations on college campuses earlier this month. While the policy implications have yet to be determined, any changes in the federal outline for adjudication will have direct consequences for processes at […]


Class of 2021 matriculates, receives record-breaking financial aid

University President Anthony Monaco will welcome incoming first-year and transfer students during today’s matriculation ceremony on The Green. The incoming class is composed of 1,414 students from 44 countries and 45 states. From the record-breaking pool of 21,101 applications, yield on admission offers this year was 45.2 percent. The newly matriculated group of students is one […]


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