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Mr. Nelson is Investigations Editor at the Tufts Daily.


Inside the Purdue Pharma-Tufts relationship

A Blight on the Hill, the Tufts Daily’s investigative podcast, explores the ethical consequences of Tufts University’s pursuit of prosperity and prestige. The series’ second episode, ‘Oxycontin University,’ examines the decades-long relationship between the university and the Sackler family — and specifically its pharmaceutical conglomerate, Purdue Pharma — given recent scrutiny of the company’s role in […]


Buttigieg draws hundreds at latest New Hampshire rally

Early Democratic presidential campaigner Pete Buttigieg rallied primary voters last Friday night, speaking before hundreds at his latest New Hampshire stop, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H. The South Bend, Ind. mayor has not yet officially entered the race for the Democratic nomination, but that mattered little to the supporters and attendees who […]


Posters with incendiary images, anti-Israel messages deface Tufts Hillel

Flyers depicting militarized pigs, including at least one with a caption calling for the destruction of “ISRAELI APARTHEID FORCES AND AMERIKKKAN [sic] PIGS WHICH FUND IT,” were discovered yesterday morning on the exterior of Granoff Family Hillel Center. Over two dozen posters were found, according to Rabbi Naftali Brawer, Tufts Hillel’s Neubauer executive director and […]


Hanukkah lighting ceremony reflects on Jewish identity, antisemitism

Around 60 students on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus welcomed a rainy first night of Hanukkah at the Mayer Campus Center Sunday in a candle-lighting service that was as much about the holiday as about American Jewish identity in the wake of the recent rise in antisemitism. The ceremony, a 15-year-old outreach initiative by the Rohr Chabad […]


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 […]


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