David Nickerson

David Nickerson is the Executive Investigative Editor at the Tufts Daily.

Tufts’ religious groups celebrate interfaith month this February

The Interfaith Student Council (ISC) and the University Chaplaincy are sponsoring Tufts’ second annual Interfaith Awareness Month this month, which focuses on the theme of “Strength in Unity.” ISC has organized and promoted diverse faith-based events on campus to encourage collaboration among religious groups, according to ISC member Maretta Morovitz. “We really wanted to focus this month on … recognizing that all of […]

Tufts brings together academic, government, private-sector leaders for energy conference

Tufts hosted the 12th annual Tufts Energy Conference on Saturday at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The event, primarily organized by student volunteers, was attended by students, scientists and private-sector investors.  Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) Director Linda Abriola told the Daily that a primary goal of the conference was to hear from a broad range of […]

Tufts appoints new interim Chief Diversity Officers

Robin Glover and Ellen Pinderhughes are Tufts’ new interim Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs), following former CDO Mark Brimhall-Vargas’s departure from Tufts on Jan. 10. Glover is the associate dean of public health and professional degree programs at the Tufts Medical School, and Pinderhughes is a professor of child study and human development. They both said that they will […]

Private company proposes new public late-night transit program

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is expected to decide within the next two years whether it will accept a new, late-night bus proposal that was presented by the private company Bridj on Oct. 24, according to MBTA Director of Communications Joe Pesaturo. The Fiscal and Management Control Board of the MBTA has already heard the proposal […]

Tufts, U.S. Army launch cognitive and brain sciences research center

Tufts and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) officially opened a co-funded Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CABCS) in mid-October on the Medford/Somerville campus after more than a year of planning and research on the project. Caroline Mahoney, NSRDEC cognitive science team leader and co-director of CABCS, said that the center’s launch was the […]

RCD hosts workshop on colonialism and indigenous studies

Approximately 50 students and faculty gathered with scholars and indigenous nation members to discuss native art, colonialism and indigeneity as part of the third annual workshop held by the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora (RCD) last Friday in Sophia Gordon Hall. The event, titled “Native American and Indigenous Studies, Colonialism and the University,” was RCD’s primary project […]