Mr. Nelson is Investigations Editor at the Tufts Daily.

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 […]

ResLife hires Angelic Sosa to help students navigate off-campus housing

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) hired Angelic Sosa as an assistant director of housing operations over the summer. According to Sosa, she assumed her role in July, and will work directly with Tufts’ off-campus and prospective off-campus student population. The hiring of a dedicated off-campus housing specialist is one of many recent moves […]

University overhauls student code of conduct

Content warning: This article discusses sexual misconduct. The Dean of Student Affairs Office announced a series of changes to the student code of conduct in an Aug. 31 email sent to the Tufts community. The updates — which impact drug and alcohol amnesty, campus demonstration procedures and hazing, among other policies — are the most significant […]

Events on the Hill — Weeks of Sept. 3 and 10

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 “Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception” Details: Tufts will hold an opening reception for the fall art lineup. This semester’s exhibitions include States of Freedom: The Figure in Flux and Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art from the Andrew and Linda Safran Collection. When and Where: 5:30–7:30 p.m., Aidekman Arts Center Sponsor: Tufts University Art Galleries […]

Class of 2022 begins college career with Illumination Ceremony

Over 1,600 first-years and transfer students gathered on the President’s Lawn on Saturday night to participate in Tufts’ Illumination Ceremony, according to University Chaplain Reverend Greg McGonigle. The candle lighting ceremony — an undergraduate tradition meant to symbolize university benefactor Charles Tufts’ mission to “put a light” upon Walnut Hill, according to McGonigle — was organized by the University Chaplaincy. […]

Stephanie Burke re-elected mayor of Medford

Stephanie Muccini Burke was reelected mayor of Medford yesterday, defeating challenger David McKillop, Sr. with a landslide 61.27 percent of the vote. The unofficial results, announced in the City Council Chamber of Medford City Hall at approximately 9 p.m. last night, placed the vote at 6,867 to 4,301 with 30.1 percent turnout. The city council remained unchanged after yesterday’s […]

Mama Kiota, Nigerien Muslim women’s activist, recognized by university

Saïda Oumoulkhairy Ibrahim Niasse, the leader of a Sufi Muslim women’s movement in Niger, was honored by the university with the Global Humanitarian Citizen Award during a ceremony in Distler Hall on Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and cosponsored by the Departments of Political Science and […]