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Charlie Driver is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior studying history and political science. He can be reached at Charles.Driver@tufts.edu.


Battle for the Senate: Six races to watch in 2018

Texas: Cruz vs. O’Rourke Sen. Ted Cruz is facing a tough battle for a second term against Beto O’Rourke, an upstart Democrat representative who has gained national media attention for his progressive platform and cross-Texas campaign trips. O’Rourke made a name for himself by rejecting direct funding from political action committees and in-house pollsters — two hallmarks of […]


Massachusetts races to follow in 2018

Senate: Warren vs. Diehl Sen. Elizabeth Warren faces reelection against state Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Republican. Warren has made her reelection campaign about “fighting back,” whether it be against the Trump presidency or tax and health policies that harm the middle class. She has criticized her Republican opponent for being too cozy with Trump; Diehl […]


Massachusetts ballot questions in 2018

Question 1 Massachusetts’ Question 1 concerns staffing levels for nurses at Commonwealth hospitals and certain other health care facilities. A “yes” vote would set limits on the number of the number of patients assigned to a nurse, based on the care the patients require and the type of unit. Those in support of the ballot question believe that the measure […]


Posters linked to white nationalism appear on get-out-the-vote signs across campus

Posters bearing the phrase “It’s okay to be white” appeared across Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus late Wednesday night on get-out-the-vote signs that were put up this week. The slogan first appeared on the internet forum 4chan on Oct. 31, 2017 with a call to post it “on campuses (and elsewhere)” over Halloween. Posters were subsequently found […]


Medford closes in on plastic bag ban

An ordinance to ban plastic bags from retail establishments is currently being considered by the Medford City Council and is expected to be passed into law by the end of the year, according to City Councillor John C. Falco Jr. The drafted ordinance, which is noted on the Sept. 25 meeting agenda of the Medford City Council, bans the provision […]


Congressman Joaquín Castro discusses foreign policy, midterm elections

Rep. Joaquín Castro, a leading Democrat in the House of Representatives, discussed foreign policy and domestic issues at the Cabot Intercultural Center’s ASEAN Auditorium Wednesday night. The event was co-sponsored by The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Castro, who has represented Texas’ 20th Congressional District since 2013, was introduced by Ian Johnstone, interim dean […]


University overhauls student code of conduct

Content warning: This article discusses sexual misconduct. The Dean of Student Affairs Office announced a series of changes to the student code of conduct in an Aug. 31 email sent to the Tufts community. The updates — which impact drug and alcohol amnesty, campus demonstration procedures and hazing, among other policies — are the most significant […]


Massachusetts 2018 primary election results

Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday saw both parties build on the rejection of centrism that defined the previous election cycle and has defined the current one elsewhere in the nation. On the Democratic side, the upset victory of Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Seventh Congressional District, which covers much of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, over incumbent […]


News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]


Tufts student Jolie Dion-Gottfried passes away unexpectedly

Jolie H. Dion-Gottfried, an undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, passed away unexpectedly this week, according to an email sent to the community Friday afternoon by University President Anthony Monaco and other members of the Tufts administration. Dion-Gottfried, who came to Tufts as a Questbridge scholar, was an esteemed member of the university in […]


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