Connor Dale
and

Connor Dale is an assistant news editor and a former executive layout editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a junior and can be reached at connor.dale@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 […]


‘Female Voices in the Quran’ examines role of women, encourages religious dialogue

The Tufts University Chaplaincy and the Boston Islamic Seminary co-hosted “Female Voices in the Quran,” a workshop that examined female voices throughout the religious text, in the Tufts Interfaith Center on Oct. 6. The event, attended by about 25 people, explored “the values and virtues that Quranic female speech imparts and investigated how women’s interactions […]


Tufts Democrats, Republicans gear up for midterm elections

With Election Day less than two months away, Tufts Democrats and Tufts Republicans are ramping up various “get out the vote” initiatives for the 2018 midterms. Both groups said they see potential to promote engagement on campus in the upcoming midterms. According to Tufts Democrats co-President Cecilia Rodriguez, the midterms represent a vital opportunity to […]


ResLife hires Angelic Sosa to help students navigate off-campus housing

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) hired Angelic Sosa as an assistant director of housing operations over the summer. According to Sosa, she assumed her role in July, and will work directly with Tufts’ off-campus and prospective off-campus student population. The hiring of a dedicated off-campus housing specialist is one of many recent moves […]


Pressley wins Democratic primary for Seventh Congressional District in historic upset

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated Rep. Michael Capuano in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ Seventh Congressional District, which comprises most of Boston and Cambridge and all of Somerville. The unseating of Capuano, a 10-term incumbent, paves the way for Pressley to become the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress. Capuano conceded the race early Tuesday evening. […]


Tufts launches new off-campus housing website

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) has launched a new off-campus housing website to serve as a one-stop-shop for students seeking off-campus housing in Medford, Somerville and Boston, according to an email sent to all students by ResLife. The site is available to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Schools of Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E), […]


New Fletcher trek policies to provide more opportunities for students

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Office of Student Affairs has implemented new policies regarding the coordination of Fletcher treks, which are student-organized, school-subsidized educational and cultural tours of a country or region, according to Katie Mulroy, the director of student affairs at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Mulroy cited recent controversy surrounding […]


Administrators share tentative plans for new swimming pool

The university is tentatively exploring plans to construct a new pool facility, according to Barbara Stein, vice president of operations at Tufts. While there is no existing timeline for design and construction, the pool would replace the current Hamilton Pool, which serves the university’s aquatic teams, students and members of the Medford and Somerville communities. […]


COPYRIGHT 2018 THE TUFTS DAILY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.