Daniel Nelson

Mr. Nelson is Investigations Editor at the Tufts Daily.

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 […]

Tufts Faculty Senate convenes for second meting

Tufts University Faculty Senate convened by video conference on Wednesday for its second meeting of the academic year to consider the adoption of standing committees and discuss its objectives. Unlike the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, which draws its representatives from Tufts’ two undergraduate schools at the Medford/Somerville campus, the faculty senate has members scattered across Tufts’ eight schools at the Medford, Grafton and Boston campuses. Although the session […]

Katherine Monson discusses IR majors’ roles in the space industry

The International Relations (IR) Program went interplanetary on Wednesday as 12 students attended an East Hall lunch and learn about international space policies. The lunch and learn was led by Katherine Monson (F’ 13), a double Jumbo who majored in international relations and went on to complete a master’s in international relations and security studies from The Fletcher School of […]

Tufts students protest DACA elimination

More than 60 Tufts students protested yesterday against the current presidential administration’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, gathering at the lower patio of the Mayer Campus Center. The program, according to a White House press release, will be phased out over six months, with no new applications accepted. The protest was organized by Tufts United […]

Jerry Meldon, chemical engineering professor and narco-politics author, dies at 69

Jerry H. Meldon, associate professor of chemical engineering at Tufts University, died at age 69 on July 18 after drowning while swimming in a North Carolina lake, according to a July 20 Tufts Now article.  Over his nearly four-decade tenure in Tufts’ Department of Chemical Engineering, Meldon produced and collaborated on highly-cited research into gas transport phenomena, according to […]

A year of change at the SMFA

Tufts acquired the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) last June, and since then it has initiated a number of changes to how the school operates with an eye toward drawing it closer into the larger Tufts community, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. A Tufts-SMFA partnership has existed for more than 70 years, and both […]

Tufts Dining reinstates Linda Furgala at Carmichael Dining Center

Disclaimer: Linda Furgala’s daughter is an assistant news editor at the Daily. She was not involved in the production of this article. Linda Furgala, an employee at Carmichael Dining Center who was fired during the middle of her shift last Wednesday night, told the Daily on Friday afternoon that her job has been reinstated. Furgala said […]

Tufts joins other universities in opposing second Trump travel ban

Tufts and 30 other universities filed a joint amicus brief against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on March 31, contending that the ban on visas from six predominantly Muslim countries places unwarranted restrictions on international students and faculty alike. The decision to join the brief was made by University President Anthony Monaco, according to Senior Vice President Mary […]

SMFA to change financial aid, tuition policies

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts will increase tuition and replace merit scholarships with need-based financial aid for incoming students, according to university officials at both institutions. The shifts will effectively streamline the recently-acquired art school’s financial policies, making them closer to Tufts’ policies as a whole. The SMFA, which had […]