Caleb Symons is a former managing editor and current staff writer at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior studying political science and international relations. Caleb can be reached at [email protected]


Tufts suspends Global Education program, exchange students to return home

Exchange students studying at Tufts this semester will not be allowed to remain in the United States, effective March 20, as part of the university’s response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Students studying at Tufts through the Global Education exchange program received an email Saturday afternoon from Senior Director of Tufts Global Education Mala Ghosh […]


Students asked to move out of residence halls by Monday, extensions possible

Tufts students living on the university’s Medford/Somerville campus and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) must leave their respective residence halls by 3 p.m. on March 16, according to an email sent Wednesday by the deans of Tufts schools with on-campus residents. In their email, the deans — James Glaser (School […]


BREAKING: Tufts student tests positive for COVID-19

A Tufts student has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first university affiliate with a presumptive positive case, according to an email sent by Executive Vice President Mike Howard to the Tufts community on Thursday evening. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) informed the university Thursday of the presumptive positive after the student was […]


Tufts suspends in-person classes, asks students not to return after spring break

Tufts University announced on Tuesday night that it will conduct all classes online starting March 25 in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on its campuses. In an email to the Tufts community, University President Anthony Monaco explained that undergraduate and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy students living on campus must leave their […]


Tufts issues travel restrictions, academic precautions in response to coronavirus

Disclaimer: Esra Gurcay is a former executive social media editor at the Daily. Gurcay was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Tufts administrators responded to growing concerns over the global coronavirus outbreak by implementing travel regulations and warning of potential disruptions to spring semester courses in a series of emails to […]


ECOM to address security, accessibility concerns on Voatz election software

The Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) will evaluate its use of the application, Voatz, to conduct student government elections following the publication of a report detailing significant security concerns with the app as well as limited voting accessibility to students in a recent election. ECOM has contracted with Voatz to conduct Tufts Community Union (TCU) elections […]


Tufts reassures students following expansion of Trump administration’s travel ban

 Last week, The Tufts International Center contacted students from three of the countries recently added to the Trump administration’s travel ban to clarify the updated ban’s provisions and to offer a number of travel and counseling resources. The expansion of Presidential Proclamation 9645 to bar residents of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania from […]


New turf surface in Carzo Cage to offer health benefits, strategic advantage

The Tufts Athletics Department completed the installation of a field turf surface in Carzo Cage in December, which promises to provide several teams with safer and more realistic conditions during their winter training. “The previous surface was almost 20 years old and was long past its period of usefulness,” Director of Athletics John Morris said. […]


Somerville zoning overhaul establishes housing, environmental standards for new development

The Somerville City Council approved an overhaul of the city’s zoning code which seeks to promote affordable housing, reduce congestion and improve sustainability standards. The City Council approved the 552-page Somerville Zoning Ordinance (SZO), as the new code is formally known, at its Dec. 12, 2019 meeting after nearly eight years of committee meetings, public […]


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 […]


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