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David Van Riper is a contributing writer at The Tufts Daily. He is a first-year who has not yet declared a major. David can be reached at [email protected]


Half a century since the lawsuit that shook the city: Reexamining Boston school desegregation

“Boston made me feel that I didn’t have a chance, and that’s what racism does to you,” Beverly Crockett-Taylor said as a Black woman who grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston amid the tumultuous events preceding and during the desegregation of the Boston public school system that began in 1974. Linda Norton, a […]


Votes that count: Tufts students from swing states

Midterms are upon us, and while most Tufts students — and most Americans — come from solidly Democratic or Republican states, the swing state voters on campus will have a disproportionate impact this Tuesday. Out of the 6,676 undergraduates at Tufts in fall of 2021, 524 were from states where the margin of victory was […]


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