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Group of Six reflects on a year of change

The Group of Six, a collection of six centers that provides resources and outlets for students considering their social identities, according to the Tufts student life website, has undergone several changes in leadership and structure over the past year. The Group of Six is made up of the Latino Center, Africana Center, LGBT Center, Women’s […]

2015–2019: Four years in review

Throughout the Class of 2019’s time at Tufts, the university claimed many athletic victories, witnessed historic political changes and dealt with an uptick in controversial incidents. To look back on the Class of 2019 and their Tufts careers, the Daily is highlighting the most memorable moments of these past four years. 2015–2016 The 2015–2016 academic […]

Dean of Admissions Karen Richardson announces departure from Tufts

Karen Richardson, the dean of Admissions since 2016, will leave Tufts to pursue a career as dean of Admission at Princeton University, her alma mater, according to an announcement on Princeton’s website. Richardson has worked at Princeton before as the assistant dean of Undergraduate Admission from 2002 to 2004, according to the website. The website […]

PILOT negotiating committee holds community update

Community members, students and members of Tufts Housing League (THL) attended an April 16 meeting held by the team negotiating a new partnership agreement between Tufts and Somerville. The meeting occurred in the Tufts Administration Building. Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Ward 7 alderwoman Katjana Ballantyne, who are on the negotiating committee, led the meeting. […]

Admissions accepts largest class yet, hosts Jumbo Days for prospective students

This year, Tufts Admissions has accepted its largest class yet. Applicants to Tufts received their admissions offers on March 28, according to the Tufts Admissions website. Dean of Admissions Karen Richardson said 14.6% of those who applied were admitted — the same acceptance rate as last year. “The admitted group includes an increase in the […]

Office of Residential Life and Learning responds to lottery number mishap

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) sent an email to Tufts rising sophomores in the housing lottery notifying them that their housing selections had been cancelled due to a glitch in the system on March 28, scheduled to be the last day of housing selection. According to Joshua Hartman, the director of the ORLL, […]

Cummings School student Tiffany Filler expelled for alleged grade hacking, maintains innocence

Tiffany Filler, a former doctoral student in her final year at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, was expelled on Jan. 16 after a months-long investigation by the university into her alleged grade hacking in the 2018 spring and summer sessions, according to a TechCrunch article written by journalist Zack Whittaker. Both Filler and Whittaker dispute Tufts’ charges of […]

Sex Health Reps host 2nd annual Sex Health Week

The Tufts Sex Health Reps hosted a series of 27 events as part of Sex Health Week starting on Feb. 24. The week included a diverse range of events, featuring both large discussions and smaller seminars in which students were encouraged to participate. According to Alexandra Donovan, the director of the Center for Awareness, Education, and Resources […]

Sue Decker discusses finance, her new startup at TFG-sponsored event

The Tufts Financial Group (TFG) hosted a question and answer session with alumna Sue Decker (LA ’84), the founder and CEO of the social networking startup Raftr, on Tuesday night as part of their speaker series. Decker, who received her undergraduate degree in computer science and economics at Tufts, went on to Harvard Business School […]

Donna Brazile discusses her political background, youth vote at Tisch College event

Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), came to Tufts last night for a public forum as the first event of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series this semester. Jen McAndrew, the director of Communications, Strategy and Planning at Tisch College, said in an interview with the […]