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.


Tufts announces review of its relationship with Sackler family

The university has recruited Donald K. Stern, a former U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts, to review Tufts’ relationship to the Sackler family and its pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, according to an email the Office of President Anthony Monaco sent this morning to the Tufts community. Tufts has a long-standing relationship with the Sackler […]


I-Club’s Parade of Nations expands to week-long celebration of culture

Tufts International Club (I-Club) expanded its Parade of Nations event this year, adding a week of events celebrating different cultures. The week culminated in the Parade of Nations show, held in Cohen Auditorium on March 2. According to Uzair Sattar and Akshat Rajan, the president and vice president of I-Club, respectively, the expansion of Parade of […]


Kamran Rastegar named new director of Center for the Humanities

Kamran Rastegar, professor of Arabic and comparative literature in the Department of International Literary and Visual Studies (ILVS), is the new director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) after serving as interim director last semester. The former director, Lisa Lowe, was on leave last semester and now teaches at Yale University. According […]


Board of Trustees creates subcommittee on student affairs

The Tufts Board of Trustees voted to create a Student Affairs Subcommittee in November in hopes of further progress towards the recommendations the Student Life Review Committee (SLRC) made in Spring 2017. Mary Pat McMahon, dean of student affairs for the School of Arts and Sciences, said that Deb Jospin (J ’80), then a trustee […]


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 […]


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