Denali Tietjen is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior majoring in Economics and English. She can be reached at [email protected]

Mayor Walsh discusses youth vote, police reform

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined Tufts community members for a conversation on his personal history with public service, the importance of civic engagement, the continued unrest in Ferguson, Mo. and his vision for Boston yesterday morning in the Alumnae Lounge. Walsh, a Boston native, began his service as the 54th mayor of the City of Boston in January, […]

TCU Judiciary to revive advocates program

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Judiciary will be reviving its Judicial Advocacy Program next semester, which pairs students in violation of the Tufts Code of Conduct with a trained student advisor to advocate on their behalf during meetings and hearings and help them navigate the judicial process. The new program improves upon the previous advocates program, which became inactive due to lack of student interest, according […]

TCU Senate update

In a nearly four-hour meeting Sunday evening, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution urging the university to establish equal opportunity in admissions for undocumented students and hosted Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist Alexandra Donovan for a discussion on the sexual assault prevention programming that the university is developing. The TCU Senate also discussed new bylaws on […]

Matt Bai discusses tabloidization of political journalism

National Political Columnist for Yahoo News and former Chief Political Correspondent for The New York Times Magazine Matt Bai (LA ’90) hosted a lecture for Tufts community members yesterday evening in Alumnae Lounge. The dinner discussion was centered around his latest book, “All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid,” which looks at the tabloidization […]

IFC and IGC launch Halloween safety initiative

Tufts Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Inter-Greek Council (IGC), together with the Women’s Center and the Tufts administration, launched a Halloween safety initiative this week that aims to increase awareness regarding racial and misrepresentative Halloween costumes and protect students against sexual assault and alcohol abuse. Incidents of sexual assault and alcohol transports are shown to increase on college […]

Mukherjee calls for compassion in fight against Ebola

Tufts community members gathered yesterday evening for a public lecture and interdisciplinary discussion of the Ebola virus and its recent outbreak in West Africa. The event, titled “Ebola Outbreak: Causes and Consequences at a Global Scale,” was part of the Tufts’ One Health Series on Ebola and took place in Cohen Auditorium. “[The Ebola crisis] is clearly something […]

Asian American Alliance launches #wearenotminor photo campaign

Tufts Asian American Alliance (AAA) last week launched a #wearenotminor photo campaign, a month-long initiative that aims to explore, celebrate and reflect upon the Asian American experience. The campaign seeks to provide a forum for Asian American students to explore and share their experiences — both positive and negative — on a university-wide and a nationwide level, according […]

Committee responds to Strategic Plan in document draft, discussion sessions

On Sept. 23, the Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning and Implementation Committee released a draft of the working document for a strategic plan, which details the School of Arts and Sciences’ response to the university’s T10 Strategic Plan. The committee then offered five discussion sessions this week for different community groups, and launched an online forum in which community […]

Karen Richardson to lead new Office of Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions, formerly a part of the Office of Graduate Studies, was officially launched under the initiative of Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin on July 1, and will be run by the new Director of Graduate Admissions Karen Richardson. The Office of Graduate Admissions will support the admissions process for the Graduate School of Arts and […]

MBTA late night service showing success

The MBTA is halfway through its pilot program for late-night service, which began on March 28, extending service on all subway lines and the 15 most popular bus routes by 90 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights. This spring, the MBTA will decide whether to permanently extend weekend hours. Budget implications and ridership statistics will hold […]