Daniel Caron is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore. He can be reached at [email protected]

Swipe It Forward program continues after pilot semester

Swipe It Forward, a program that collects meal swipe donations for students in need, continues after its pilot semester last spring. According to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Historian Jacqueline Chen, the program collects donations of meal swipes from students on meal plans as well as from departments at Tufts and distributes them to students in need. […]

Peace and Justice Studies Program under continued review

The Peace and Justice Studies (PJS) Program is currently under review, after the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences considered canceling the program due to a lack a faculty support in recent years, according to Erin Kelly, the newly appointed director of PJS and an associate professor of philosophy. Kelly explained that two committees will be charged […]

Green House holds first used-item sale

Tufts’ first ever Blue and Brown Pass Down sale gave students moving in discounted prices on donations from students moving out the previous year. The event, which was coordinated  by Tufts Green House, was held in the Jackson Gym on Sept. 3,  according to Green House Manager Megan Bateman. Bateman, a senior, said the sale was designed to encourage sustainability on […]

New study abroad course offerings available during summer session

For the first time, Tufts will be offering two study abroad programs for students during the summer 2017 session. “Rome in Focus: Philosophy & Photography in the Eternal City” is a new course offered by the Department of Philosophy, while “Bridging Venice” is a course that was previously only offered at the School of the Museum of […]

Tufts Democrats to host tables to phone public officials

The Tufts Democrats plans to set up regular phoning tables in the Mayer Campus Center to allow students to contact their senators and representatives. Having hosted a phoning table earlier this semester, the group plans to set up another one in the next few weeks, according to Ben Kaplan, president of the Tufts Democrats. Kaplan, a senior, explained […]

Twitter vice president speaks about social network’s role in public opinion

Colin Crowell, the vice president of global public policy and corporate philanthropy at Twitter, spoke about how Twitter has changed civic discourse in recent years at a talk entitled “Twitter Diplomacy” yesterday afternoon in the ASEAN Auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Edward R. Murrow Center for […]

UCLA researcher speaks about DNA testing as a tool for white supremacists

Joan Donovan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Society and Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, delivered a lecture about the impact of DNA ancestry tests on the perspective of white supremacists yesterday afternoon in the Alumnae Lounge. The lecture, titled “From One Drop to One Percent,” was sponsored by the Science, Technology and Society Program, […]

University Chaplaincy hires Muslim associate

Abubakr Fakhry Abou-Elala was appointed as the Muslim associate in the University Chaplaincy last semester, as current Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim is finishing her doctoral studies at Brandeis University. Abou-Elala is scheduled to be on staff until May, according to Ibrahim. She noted that Abou-Elala is an important resource for the Muslim community at Tufts as she completes her studies. “Increasing my […]

Tufts forms faculty senate to encourage discussion of university issues

Tufts is establishing a university-wide faculty senate this semester. The senate, which has been approved by the faculty of all eight of Tufts’ branches, will include representatives from each school who will come together to advise the administration, according to The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Professor Jeswald Salacuse. Salacuse noted that the faculty senate’s bylaws, which are the result of […]

Construction of new Science and Engineering Complex to be completed this summer

Construction on the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC), which began in April 2013, will be completed this summer, and the building will be in use by fall 2017, according to Vice President of Operations Linda Snyder. The complex, which will include existing buildings Anderson Hall and Robinson Hall, will also feature an addition, Snyder said. The new complex will house facilities for […]