Constantinos Angelakis

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]

Community members discuss Question 2’s potential impact in surrounding area

Massachusetts voters will decide today on four ballot questions as part of a state referendum. One of these, Question 2, calls for the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or the expansion of enrollment in existing charter schools each year. Among the charter schools that have already been established in Massachusetts is Prospect Hill […]

Dialogue events seek to foster campus community during 2016 election

On Sept. 19, members of the Tufts community received an email from Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas announcing the office’s efforts to build a “campus community” during the 2016 presidential election season. Brimhall-Vargas wrote in the email that he, along with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the University Chaplaincy, Student Affairs and a number of faculty, staff […]

Alt-J offers alternative Jewish space on campus

Among fall 2015 incoming students, 11.2 percent identified as Jewish, according to a survey conducted by the Tufts University Chaplaincy. While Tufts Hillel offers one religious and cultural outlet for these Jewish students, the student group Alt-J (Alternative Jews) aims to provide a different option for Jewish students on campus. Formed in winter 2014, Alt-J began when a number of students at Tufts […]

AS&E and Friedman students work to expand Indigenous People’s Day movement at Tufts

The faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) voted on Feb. 24, to change the name of the national holiday that takes place on the second Monday of October from Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. This name change, which applies to all Tufts AS&E academic calendars, reflects a larger trend on university campuses such as Brown University and in cities such as Cambridge, […]

After hiatus, Tuftslife relaunches, revamps for new semester

When looking for events and activities, Tufts students cast a wide net over a range of online sources, including the school’s official events page, students’ and organizations’ Twitter posts and club or class pages on Facebook. Upperclassmen may recall an older online source:, a student-run website that compiled campus news, events and listings, serving as an online information hub for all […]

Alumni and Senior Awards recognize Jumbos’ achievements on and off campus

As the academic year comes to an end, Tufts departments often take time to acknowledge the achievements graduating seniors have made within the Tufts community during their time on the Hill. Alongside these acknowledgements, the Alumni Awards Committee and the Office of Alumni Relations give out the annual Alumni and Senior Awards, highlighting the achievements of graduating seniors and the widespread accomplishments and impacts […]

Tufts chefs discuss their culinary journeys

When Richard Morgan started working at Tufts in 1973, the Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center was different from today’s current setup that was inspired by the Marché restaurant chain — more similar to a traditional cafeteria system. “You had two choices when I first got here,” he said. “There wasn’t even a salad bar. That was an option for a meal — a chef salad.” A […]

Gordon Institute’s new master’s program provides new opportunity for business, innovation

For engineering and science students, Tufts is providing a new way to bridge business and innovation. The addition comes as those in STEM fields are asked more and more for the ability to play hard and fast in project and research teams. Beginning this fall, students will be able to enroll in classes for the Gordon […]

Humanist Chaplaincy, Freethought Society discuss future at Tufts

Chaplaincies in American universities have long been associated with just a few major religions. Tufts was founded by Universalists and used to host the Crane Theological School. Since its early days, Tufts has gone on to expand the University Chaplaincy to include several religious traditions. However, as the number of non-religious students at Tufts has grown, the University Chaplaincy […]

Tufts students’ crossword puzzle published in New York Times

Duncan Kimmel’s fascination with crosswords began during his long commute to high school, when he would pick up a local paper and do a crossword puzzle to pass the time. Soon, he said, he got pretty good at them, so he started working on the New York Times puzzles, and later submitted his own. At the same time, watching her father complete the […]