Daniel Gottfried is a News Editor of the Tufts Daily. He studies International Relations and Russian and Eastern European Studies. He is involved in the Russian and Slavic Students Association. He is works for the Academic Resources Center and Hodgdon.

Students travel to Oslo for annual Freedom Forum

Three Tufts students — junior Jack Margolin and sophomores Orlando Economos and Caitlin Thompson — will travel to Norway from Oct. 20 to 22 for the annual Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF), a gathering of human rights activists, policymakers, leaders in education and journalists. The trip is sponsored by the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL). The topic of this year’s OFF is “Defeating Dictators,” according to Margolin. “All of the speakers […]

Athletics department honors Team IMPACT

Team IMPACT (Inspire, Motivate, and Play Against Challenges Together), a nonprofit organization that invites students with life-threatening illnesses to play with college athletics teams, received the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Tufts Athletic Department at their awards night on Sept. 26. Team IMPACT was co-founded by Tufts alumni Jay Calnan (E ’87), Kris Herman (LA ’86, […]

Tisch College to host summit on civics with White House

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service will host a Civic Learning and National Service Summit in partnership with the White House to discuss civic engagement and active citizenship on Oct. 16. The White House announced the summit along with a series of initiatives designed to promote community service, civic engagement and active citizenship during the […]

Mark Ranalli selected to head Gordon Institute

Business leader and entrepreneur Mark Ranalli joined the Tufts Gordon Institute (TGI) as its new executive director, associate dean and professor of the practice earlier this month, replacing Robert Hannemann, former director of TGI and professor, who stepped down earlier this year after seven years.  As director of TGI, Ranalli said he will lead the institute by working […]

Cummings School student creates pet care app

Loren Sri-Jayantha, a student at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, advanced to the final round of the inaugural Veterinary Innovation Challenge in Philadelphia on Sept. 6 for his mobile application, PetSync. PetSync was created to send updates and reminders to pet owners about the tasks required to keep their pet healthy and happy, according to Loren. “It […]

Tufts students, alumni travel to Iceland for marathon

A group of 12 runners from Tufts, a number of whom are members of the Tufts Marathon Team, traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland to participate in the 2014 Islandsbanski Reykjavik Marathon through sponsorship by the Office of Alumni Relations’ Tufts Travel-Learn Program from Aug. 20 to Aug. 24. Tufts Marathon Team Coach Don Megerle said that […]

A year in review: top stories of 2013-2014

Last year, the Tufts community saw a number of changes and developments on the Hill, ranging from revisions of its sexual assault policy to the replacement of Fall Ball with Fall Gala. Below are some of the biggest stories from the 2013-2014 academic year. September The university revised its drug and alcohol policy with the […]

Scholarship fund created in memory of Class of 2011 alumnus

Three Tufts graduates, in collaboration with the Communications and Media Studies (CMS) Program, have established the CJ Saraceno Memorial Scholarship to provide financial assistance to students interested in a summer media internship in Los Angeles. The scholarship was created in memory of Christopher “CJ” Saraceno (LA ’11), a Tufts graduate who died last year while […]

Annual EPIIC symposium to kickoff Wednesday evening

The 29th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) International Symposium, which is sponsored by the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL), will officially kickoff this week. This year’s symposium, entitled “The Future of the Middle East and North Africa”, will include four days of discussion on political and cultural […]

Tufts MedStart pushes for patient access

Tufts MedStart hosted the Blue Button Boston Innovation Challenge at the Tufts University School of Medicine last month, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resource’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) [email protected] Medicine. Tufts MedStart is a student organization consisting of […]