Daniel Nelson

Daniel Nelson is Executive News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior studying English and can be reached at Daniel.Nelson@tufts.edu.

Students elect new representatives in special election

First-year Andrew Tien Vu was elected to serve as Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s First Generation Community Senator in the only contested race of Thursday’s special election. Himay Dharani and Elliot Lam, both sophomores, were elected to serve on the Committee on Student Life, and Thaw Htet, a senior, was elected as International Community Senator. There were 576 […]

Tufts community responds to ‘It’s okay to be white’ posters

Students and administrators, including the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and University President Anthony Monaco, responded Thursday to the appearance of posters linked to white nationalism around Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus on late Wednesday night. Posters bearing the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were affixed to get-out-the-vote signs that JumboVote, a nonpartisan initiative to increase […]

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 […]

Tufts’ Jewish community grapples with anti-Semitism at Tree of Life memorial service

Mourners poured into the Granoff Family Hillel Center Monday to remember the lives of the 11 Jews murdered during Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pa. The attack was the deadliest single targeted act of anti-Semitism ever committed on American soil, according to the Anti-Defamation League, and of a […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Oct. 21

TUESDAY “A Conversation with Morgan Jerkins” Details: Cultural critic and author Morgan Jerkins will speak about contemporary issues that she faces as a black woman in America. When and Where: 5:30–7 p.m., ASEAN Auditorium Sponsor: Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, including American Studies, and Africana Studies; the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy; […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Oct. 14

WEDNESDAY “Transit X: Flying Solar Pods to Replace Cars, Buses, Trains, and Truck” Details: CEO of transportation innovation company Transit X, Mike Stanley, will speak about the future of transit. When and Where: 12–1 p.m., Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room Sponsor: Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning THURSDAY “The wake of the whale: Hunter Strategies […]

John Kerry to speak at Tufts in November

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will speak in Cohen Auditorium on Nov. 28 as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. According to Tisch College’s press release provided to the Daily, Kerry will focus on his career in public service and experience as an anti-war activist after returning […]

Classics professor Marie-Claire Beaulieu shares research on ancient Greek bird classification

Students, faculty and local residents attended a lunchtime lecture on an interdisciplinary effort studying the classification of ancient Greek birds in the Curtis Hall Multi-Purpose Room yesterday. The Environmental Studies Program-sponsored talk — part of the program’s weekly “Lunch & Learn” series — featured Associate Professor of Classics Marie-Claire Beaulieu who, for two years, has helped coordinate […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Sept. 17

MONDAY, SEPT. 17 “#MeToo and the Constitution” Details: Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, the John H. Watson Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School will give a talk on the #MeToo movement and the U.S Constitution to commemorate Constitution Day. When and Where: 12–2 p.m. Paige Hall Sponsor: Department of Political Science and the Office of […]

Car crash prompts temporary power outage on lower campus

A vehicle collided with electrical generators beside Pearson Chemical Laboratory late Wednesday night, according to Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins. Collins added that the driver was not injured. The accident prompted a temporary shutdown of power to the Somerville side of the Tufts campus and an evacuation of the Mayer Campus Center. The […]