Carolina Espinal is an assistant news editor at the Tufts Daily. Carolina is a junior who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at [email protected]

Tufts launches new pooled testing study to help K-12 schools

The effort will determine whether the nasal swab sampling widely used for COVID-19 surveillance testing can be studied in batches. 

At Tufts Dental School, almost 200 affected by layoffs, furloughs, salary reductions

According to Dean Nadeem Karimbux, the loss of revenue from the closures of the clinics, coupled with reduced clinical operations, led to a budget deficit of about $22 million for the dental school.

Professor Ioannis Evrigenis named new IR director

Ioannis Evrigenis, professor of political science and classics, has been selected as International Relations (IR) Program director. Evrigenis assumed the leadership role earlier in July and will direct the program before going on leave the following year to pursue a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). His three-year term appointment corresponds with […]

Lungo-Koehn sworn in as Medford mayor

Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn was officially sworn into office last month, after ousting two-term incumbent former Mayor Stephanie Burke by a margin of 645 votes to become the City of Medford’s 32nd Mayor. Lungo-Koehn, the owner of a real estate brokerage and a local attorney specializing in family law, personal injury and estate planning, first […]

Tufts Dining introduces new platform free of top allergens

Last month, Tufts Dining Services launched ALL 9 FREE, a new allergen-free platform in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center. The platform, which operates concurrently with Dewick’s hours of operation and offers meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, includes items that are free of the top nine allergens: eggs, fish, gluten/wheat, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and […]

Budget transparency bill for private colleges passes state senate, awaits governor’s signature

Lawmakers in the Massachusetts State House unanimously approved the bill H. 4099, “An Act to Support Improved Financial Stability in Higher Education” on Oct. 2. The bill would require institutions of higher education to disclose financial reports to the public in an accessible manner, undergo financial screening and notify state officials of financial risks that […]