Daniel Bottino
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Daniel Bottino is a News Editor and Arts Columnist at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in Psychology and History and minoring in Film Studies. He can be reached at [email protected]

Administration proposes 20 job cuts in line with DTZ recommendations, negotiations continue

Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) met with members of the Tufts administration at 12:00 p.m. today — the fourth day of a five-student hunger strike — to further discuss the proposed restructuring of Tufts’ custodial staff. The meeting was the second in as many days and resulted in a proposal from the administration to decrease the number […]

Education to be offered as secondary major

Beginning next fall, Tufts’ Department of Education will introduce a new education major in addition to the minor currently offered. The new major, which was voted in on April 15, will be a secondary major, according to Chair of the Department of Education David Hammer. Secondary majors, unlike primary majors, must be pursued in conjunction with another major. Hammer noted that then Tufts […]

‘The Tuft of Flowers’

“Don’t mow the bluets!” my dad always cautions me before I mow the backyard, a necessary and frequent summer task for me. The grass grows swiftly under the hot summer sun, requiring at least weekly trimming. But it is not only grass that flourishes in my backyard: Interspersed among the lush greenery are bright patches of […]

Jumbo statue to be officially unveiled today

Tufts’ new statue of its mascot, Jumbo, will be unveiled in an official dedication ceremony today, April 17, beginning at 4:00 pm. According to Michael Skeldon of Tufts Facilities Services, the ceremony will feature speakers who will provide an overview of the history of Jumbo and will recognize the statue’s donors: Dick Reynolds (LA ’67), Dick Asher (LA […]

Brian Tesser announced as sole TCU presidential candidate

At the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s nomination meeting, junior Brian Tesser was selected as the sole candidate for the position of TCU president for the 2015-2016 academic year. The meeting, which began at 9:00 p.m. on April 14, was held in Braker Hall 001. The election for TCU President will take place next Tuesday, April 21, according […]

‘Love and a question’

For citizens of our busy and increasingly urbanized 21st century world, the bucolic and rural imagery of Robert Frost’s poetry may sometimes seem dated and irrelevant to the issues of our “modern” era. Yet I would argue that the poetry of Frost remains timeless, just as relevant today as it was when written 100 years ago. […]

‘Out, Out –‘

Growing up in rural Maine, I have spent many hours with my dad chopping and sawing firewood. Although I enjoy the work, I am also aware of the danger. One slip, and my ax might miss the chopping block, slicing through my lower leg. Or my saw might miss its groove in the wood, jump […]

Police Briefs

The Beautiful Game At 7:12 p.m. on March 27, the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report of a minor injury sustained by a student at the Mayer Campus Center. The student had been playing ping pong when the injury occurred. In pursuit of a ping pong ball, he had run into a TV, […]

New anthropology fieldwork course to be offered next fall

A new anthropology course, Anthropology 161: Fieldwork Lab, will be offered next fall. The course, which was proposed by Senior Lecturer in Anthropology Cathy Stanton at the anthropology department faculty meeting on March 11, will teach traditional anthropological fieldwork methods to students. According to Stanton, the new course, which she will teach, will be offered on Wednesday afternoons. It will be an […]

Police investigate anti-Semitic graffiti, suspect in previous incident arraigned

Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) is continuing to investigate an incident of anti-Semitic graffiti, which took place outside the Theta Delta Chi (123) house at 123 Packard Ave. last Saturday, March 28. TUPD officers received a report of a vandalism incident at 9:50 a.m. that morning from the students living at 123, who discovered that […]