Bella Maharaj is an assistant news editor at the Tufts Daily. Maharaj is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at isabella.maharaj@tufts.edu.


Textbook Exchange software expands to 4 other universities

The software used by the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Textbook Exchange is expanding to its fourth university outside of Tufts this month, one of a number in which it operates across the country and abroad. The software will launch at Northeastern University on Thursday, Dec. 5. The software expanded to Wesleyan University in fall 2018, and […]


Pressley hosts town hall, discusses impeachment, gun control

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) held a town hall this past Nov. 17 in Somerville, part of the district she represents. Throughout the 90 minute-long town hall, the Congresswoman answered questions from her constituents over a wide scope of topics, including impeachment inquiries, the affordable housing crisis, transportation concerns and gun control.  She began with a […]


Dining workers praise new contract, say problems remain

Dining workers across campus say they are very pleased with the benefits, rights and protections they won in their first collective bargaining agreement with Tufts, which was finally signed by university officials on June 7. Since that time, workers have filed numerous grievances against the university, saying the problems with managers and scheduling persist.  The […]


TCU Senate hears club funding requests, DCA presentation

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met yesterday in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary budget allocations. The meeting began with a presentation from Adrienne Pruitt, the collections management archivist at the Digital Collections and Archives (DCA). The department is responsible for preserving university records in paper and digital format for the administration […]


Celene Ibrahim to depart from position as Muslim Chaplain

Tufts’ Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim, Ph.D., will leave the Tufts community after a five-year tenure. Throughout her time on campus, Ibrahim helped expand accommodations for Muslim students and enhance the experiences of Tufts’ Muslim community. She will be taking up a teaching appointment in religious studies and philosophy at the Groton School in the fall, […]


Ayanna Pressley speaks on experiences, policy making at Tisch College event

Rep. Ayanna Pressley spoke on a variety of subjects, including her congressional campaign and her stance on legislation supporting the impeachment of Donald Trump, last night at the ASEAN Auditorium in an event organized by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Alan Solomont, the dean of Tisch College, led the interview, which lasted […]


Sixth It Happens Here features 24 narratives of survival

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence. The sixth annual installment of It Happens Here (IHH), an event that showcases narratives by survivors of sexual violence and assault, took place last night. Student speakers read 24 narratives throughout the program, which lasted for an hour and a half. The event was planned by Action for Sexual […]


Transportation details plan to increase SMFA busing capacity

Plans for a comprehensive shuttle service between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) and Medford campuses have been developed to deal with the housing shift of SMFA sophomores to the Medford campus for the 2019–2020 school year. The SMFA/Medford shuttle service will run according to the schedule it currently works under, according […]


SMFA Beacon Street will house only first-years in 2019–2020 academic year

The Beacon Street residence halls at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts are scheduled to accommodate only incoming first-years for the 2019–2020 academic year, according to Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) is working to provide alternative living accommodations for rising sophomores, according to Hartman. The SMFA […]


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