Constantinos Angelakis is a features editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in Classics and International Relations. He can be reached at [email protected]

History on the Hill: Crane Theological School

When Charles Tufts donated his land in Medford in 1852, promising to “put a light” on Walnut Hill, he was helping to create “the first higher educational institution founded under Universalist auspices in American history,” according to Peter Theusen’s “Universalism in the History of Tufts.” While Tufts has been non-sectarian from its inception, the Crane Theological […]

Living near Tufts: No longer the tough part of town; Davis Square gentrified

In March 2016, Johnny D’s Uptown, a jazz club that often provided a platform for local and alternative musicians, closed its doors for good. According to a March 10, 2016 Boston Globe article, Johnny D’s opened in 1969 and had become a Davis Square institution in its 47 years of operation. A couple of months […]

Living near Tufts: West Somerville’s housing gentrification and a future with the university

The following article is part one of a two-part series focusing on local residents and businesses in West Somerville and their interactions with gentrification in the area. The West Somerville community has certainly changed and developed since the founding of Tufts in 1852. However, in recent years, the area has undergone significant gentrification, resulting in notable changes to its housing market. […]

Professors Boghosian, Duchin apply mathematics to social problems

Applied mathematics students at Tufts may have the opportunity to cross over into social science. Two professors are pushing the boundaries of interdisciplinary math by investigating problems in social sciences through their research. Professor Bruce Boghosian has been working on modeling wealth inequality for about five years, beginning during his time as president of the American […]

Passport program provides first-year mentorship, lifelong friendships

For international students arriving at Tufts, the first year of college can often entail more challenges than just making friends and trying to find their classrooms. Many international students, especially those on financial aid who may not have had the resources to travel to the United States before, must learn to integrate into an entirely different […]

R.E.A.L. students take an unconventional path to a degree

Like many other Resumed Education for Adult Learning (R.E.A.L.) students, clinical psychology major Hanna Solomon, who will graduate the program in 2018, commutes from nearby. She drives to Tufts from her home in Boston with her husband, who is also a student in the R.E.A.L program. While R.E.A.L. students cannot live in on-campus dorms, she and the other R.E.A.L. students make use of the commuter house at 32 Dearborn Road, as well […]

Senior Profile: Neli Tsereteli

When Neli Tsereteli was applying to colleges as a student in the Republic of Georgia, she knew she wanted to attend school abroad. After a Google search and some online research, she found her way to Tufts. Tsereteli said that, although there is now another Georgian student at Tufts, she was the first student from […]

Q&A: James Stavridis on his new book ‘The Leader’s Bookshelf’

Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy James Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral who served as the Supreme Allied Commander at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), co-authored “The Leader’s Bookshelf” (2017) with R. Manning Ancell. Published in March through the Naval Institute Press, the book lists 50 works of literature based on the suggestions of […]

History on the Hill: Greek life at Tufts

The presence of Greek life at Tufts stems back almost to the foundation of the university. Zeta Psi was the first fraternity at Tufts; it started in 1855, three years after Tufts was founded, according to an 1864 Tuftonian from the Tufts Digital Library. Sororities were also founded early in Tufts history, with the first one, Alpha Delta […]

Against the grain: female students dominate environmental engineering

Tufts’ School of Engineering is an objectively male-dominated space. According to data from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website, while 54 percent of undergraduate students at the School of Arts and Sciences identified as female in 2015, that number falls to just 42 percent for engineering students. There is one program, however, in which the engineering school’s […]