Becca Leibowitz

Becca Leibowitz is a Features Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in Child Study and Human Development. She can be reached at [email protected]

Senior Profile: Drew Latimer

Graduating senior Drew Latimer may be a Greek and Latin major, but he has also been taking many different courses outside of the Department of Classics. Having been a member of the Tufts Debate Society since his first year, Latimer has worked to broaden his knowledge base while in college through both the wide variety of courses he has taken and […]

When the wealthy are the majority: socioeconomic disparity at Tufts

On Jan. 18, the New York Times published an article titled “Some Colleges Have More Students from the Top 1 Percent than the Bottom 60,” in which Tufts University was ranked 10th in the United States on the list of colleges with the highest wealth disparities. The Times piece showed that this lack of diversity […]

Health Promotion and Prevention to offer additional resources for students in substance abuse recovery

Many students entering college experience a degree of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty. For students recovering from substance abuse, however, there is an added concern regarding how to sustain their recovery on a college campus. In order to provide these students with the support that they need, Tufts’ Department of Health Promotion and Prevention is working to strengthen the […]

Limited on-campus space leaves academic departments, student organizations scrambling

Hiring a new faculty member in spring 2016 proved to be more complicated than initially expected for the drama and dance department. Housed in Aidekman Arts Center, the department needed to find additional office space for the new faculty member, which appeared to be nonexistent in Aidekman.  “[Aidekman] is literally at capacity,” Heather Nathans, the chair of […]

Office of Community Relations hires co-director, expands scope to include SMFA neighborhoods

When Tufts acquired the School of the Museum of Fine Arts on July 1, 2016, the staff at Tufts’ Office of Community Relations knew that they would need to build positive relationships with Boston’s Mission Hill and The Fenway neighborhoods, where the SMFA at Tufts is located. The Office of Community Relations, which works to develop and maintain relationships with each Tufts […]

Federal, state legislation aims to address sexual assault on college campuses

In an attempt to influence policies surrounding the issue of sexual assault on college campuses, various bills have been introduced throughout the past year in both national and state legislatures. One such bill is H.R. 3403, also known as the Safe Campus Act of 2015, which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ) on […]

Cummings School receives $5 million from Commonwealth for FY16, sparking debates

On July 30, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine was granted $5 million from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the 2016 fiscal year. The Cummings School, located in Grafton, Mass., has received money from the Commonwealth for years, and recent budget negotiations have prompted a debate about why any public money goes to a private institution like Tufts. In an […]

English 1 sections fill up quickly, delaying first-year writing requirement

Recognized by the faculty as the basis of a liberal arts education regardless of one’s major, two semesters of college writing holds its essential place as one of the three Foundation Requirements for College of Arts and Sciences students. Even though this requirement is generally completed in the first year, some first-year students experienced difficulties […]

PASSPORT program enters third year, provides mentorship for international students

For any student transitioning to college for the first time, challenges are bound to arise. But for international students, there are unique difficulties that accompany navigating a new country and culture. To help ease the transition for these students, the PASSPORT program matches international students on financial aid with Tufts-affiliated mentors. Currently in its third year, […]

Somerville-Arlington Continuum of Care receives grant to combat homelessness

On a single night in January 2014, 21,237 people experienced homelessness in Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. In an attempt to lower this number, the Somerville-Arlington Continuum of Care (CoC) coordinates a range of programs and services that support those experiencing homelessness. […]