Daniel Nelson

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

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 […]

Students lead hurricane relief efforts, Tisch College organizes in support

Tufts undergraduates have responded in force to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico, launching fundraisers and staging supply drives with the aim of helping residents of the struggling U.S. territory. At the same time, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is working to support those efforts through the Jumbo Hurricane Relief Response group, a new student-administrative […]

First-ever Language Fair presents multilingual students with employers, education

Tufts’ Department of International Literary and Culture Studies (ILCS) hosted its first Language Fair in Alumnae Lounge yesterday, attracting nearly 200 students to a career-oriented event that featured Tufts administrators, employers and educators from around the Boston area. The event was designed to show students that second languages can be valuable career tools by putting them in direct contact with employers […]