Alexander Thompson is a Staff Writer at the Daily.


Medford cancels auction of Native American artifacts, citing federal law

On the morning of Nov. 17, Medford City Solicitor Mark Rumley, acting at the behest of Medford Mayor Stephanie Burke, requested that Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers remove seven Native American artifacts owned by the Medford Public Library (MPL) from a Dec. 1 auction, according to Rumley. The seven artifacts from the northwest United States — […]


David Cochrane, longtime professor of biology, dies at 74

David E. Cochrane, who was a professor of biology at Tufts for 38 years before retiring in 2014, passed away in Essex Junction, Vt. on Nov. 7.  Cochrane was born in Cold Spring, N.Y. in 1944 and grew up on a chicken farm in the nearby small town of Fishkill. Growing up on the farm, Cochrane developed a great […]


Senate meets with Dean of Arts and Sciences, hears funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Monday night for its weekly meeting in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room for a question and answer session with Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and to hear supplementary funding appeals. The question and answer session with Glaser began with a discussion of student […]


J Street U Tufts petitions to include Palestinian speaker on Birthright trip

The Tufts chapter of J Street U began circulating a petition on Oct. 18 that calls for the inclusion of Palestinian speakers on Tufts Hillel’s Birthright Israel trips. At press time, the petition had garnered 255 signatures, 192 of which were provided by students who indicated that they were eligible to go on a Birthright trip. The […]


TCU Senate hears supplementary funding requests, passes resolution

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear supplementary funding requests as well as an appeal of an Allocations Board (ALBO) decision by the Tufts Financial Group (TFG), vote on a resolution endorsing the campaign of Nathan Foster (LA ’18) for the Board of Trustees, elect […]


Friedman School dean Mozaffarian wins Walker Prize

Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Jean Mayer professor of nutrition and medicine, was awarded the Walker Prize at the Boston Museum of Science on Sept. 24 for his work in the fields of nutrition and obesity. The Walker Prize was established in 1864 […]


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