Austin Clementi (LA'21) was an Executive News Editor and Investigative Editor at The Tufts Daily. Austin can be reached at [email protected].

Q&A: Monaco outlines possible return in fall, reflects on turbulent year

Bookended by a string of consecutive incidents of hate and a disruptive pandemic, the 2019–20 academic year witnessed significant changes to Tufts’ campus. University President Anthony Monaco joined the Daily via Zoom to discuss these developments and more.  The Tufts Daily (TD): What were some of the significant issues, accomplishments and challenges this year before […]

More than 140 community members told to quarantine due to single case of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Students’ names have been changed in order to protect their privacy. Tufts Executive Vice President Mike Howard informed the Tufts community on March 12 that an undergraduate student had tested positive for COVID-19, the first known case at Tufts. Howard assured community members that the student was in isolation and receiving care. Health […]

Headlines off the Hill

Davis Square bank robber pleads guilty The man who robbed the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank in May last year, Daniel Rosado, has pleaded guilty on all counts. Rosado, who is 32 according to, faces 10 years to life in prison. The affidavit to his case, filed by John Oliviera of the Somerville Police Department, […]

Generations of Tufts history captured in the Daily Archives

The Daily is constitutionally mandated to be Tufts’ newspaper of record, striving to capture Tufts’ history for future generations to look upon. From overhauls of academic requirements to a mass resignation in student government, the following is a selection of developments from Tufts’ history — documented in thousands of issues, written by thousands of student-journalists.  […]

Fire at Danish Pastry House causes short-term closure

The Medford Fire Department (MFD) responded to a fire at the Danish Pastry House (DPH) Tuesday afternoon. According to DPH’s owner, Ulla Winkler, a ventilation hood served as the source for the fire. MFD confirmed this in an interview with the Daily, adding that the fire started in the bakery section of the establishment. Winkler […]

Tufts students attend 2nd climate strike

Student activists gathered outside Sophia Gordon Hall to attend a second global climate strike on Friday. The Tufts contingent, organized by Sunrise Movement Tufts in conjunction with Tufts Climate Action (TCA) called on world leaders to work to end climate change. This event follows the strike that occurred on Sept. 20 earlier this semester. A […]

Report reveals loose conflict-of-interest policies, deference to donors benefitted Purdue Pharma

An independent report released Thursday indicates that a systemic lack of oversight at the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and a culture of appeasing donors allowed the Sackler family and its controversial pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, to buy influence and bolster their reputation long after their central role in the opioid crisis came to […]

Tufts removes Sackler name from buildings, programs, establishes endowment

In the wake of former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Donald K. Stern and Attorney Sandy Remz’s report on Tufts’ relationship to the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma, Tufts has decided to remove the Sackler name from its health sciences campus, effective immediately, in addition to the establishment of a $3 million endowment focused on substance […]

UMaine president discusses education research in higher education

Tufts’ Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI) in conjunction with Tufts’ Department of Education, invited President of the University of Maine (UMaine) Joan Ferrini-Mundy for a colloquium on the integration of education research into college classrooms. Ferrini-Mundy holds a Ph.D. in mathematics education, according to the UMaine website.  The event, called “The Place […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Dec. 1

  MONDAY “Civic Life Lunch — Political Communications in the Trump Era” Details: Philippe Reines, a spokesman and advisor to Hillary Clinton who is famous for being Donald Trump’s placeholder during debate preparations, will be joining the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life in the Civic Life Lunch series. Where and when: Rabb Room, […]