Diane Alexander is a Features Contributing Writer. She is a senior majoring in Political Science and English, and she can be reached at diane.alexander@tufts.edu.


Tufts Bikes’ fix-it stand aims to make campus more bike-accessible

After several months of research and cost negotiations, a new bike repair stand stationed outside Mayer Campus Center opened to the public last monday, April 18. Tufts Bikes President Claire Stone, a junior, says it has already seen some use. The stand cost $3864, $2864 of which was paid for by Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate out of the supplementary […]


Students with different needs rely on resources from Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is hard to find unless you’re looking for it. Tucked into the Academic Resource Center (ARC), SAS helps students who have physical or learning disabilities and mental health needs, handle the arrangement of living accommodations, course accommodations, assistive technologies and service animals for them. According to its website, SAS aims to “create accessible […]


TCU Senate, cultural groups face difficult budgeting choices

During annual budgetary negotiations between campus groups and the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, where the purchasing power lies exactly can become a sticking point. For cultural groups, allocating their limited available funds to best advance their ends is even more crucial. The Senate’s Treasury Procedures Manual (TPM) contains several rules governing which expenditures can and can’t be approved, some of which are […]


Human-Robot Interaction Lab explores robotic morality, ethics

The Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory (HRI Lab) is in a far-flung corner of Tufts: 200 Boston Avenue, a location populated primarily by researchers, engineering students and, of course, robots. One of the HRI Lab’s recent experiments, a study called “Sorry, I can’t do that,” cowritten by Director of the HRI Lab Matthias Scheutz and then-Ph.D. student Gordon Briggs, […]


Professor Sujey Morgan from Tufts Dental School engineers life-saving prosthetics

This past spring, the Tufts Dental Medicine magazine published an article about maxillofacial prosthodontics, or life-changing prosthetics for people who have gone through traumatic disfigurement, external or otherwise. Many of these prosthodontics help patients regain the ability to perform basic functions such as chewing, swallowing or breathing. The Daily spoke with maxillofacial prosthodontic specialist Sujey Morgan, […]


TCU Senate seeks to gain student input on housing issues

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate this October created an ad-hoc committee to gather student input about the future of housing at Tufts. Students’ advice and concerns collected by the committee, led by TCU President senior Brian Tesser and Vice President junior Gauri Seth, will be submitted to the university-led Residential Strategies Working Group (RSWG). […]


HONK! Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

In its 10th year, with 28 bands traveling in from all over the country and abroad, the annual HONK! Festival brought music blended with activism to a variety of free events in Somerville, Cambridge and Boston this past weekend, from Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11. HONK! has more than doubled the number of […]


Commemorating end of WWII, Last Folio exhibits neglected part of Holocaust

Past and present blend together in a display of lived history currently located in the downstairs Koppelman Family Gallery of the Aidekman Arts Center. The exhibit, “Last Folio,” is a collaborative effort by photographer Yuri Dojc and media producer and documentarian Katya Krausova. Using three types of media — photography, film and a published book — the project depicts […]


A continued defense of snow, safe spaces

Tufts students everywhere look up at the sky as the clouds open. “When will this accursed pestilence end?” they murmur to each other as the snow begins to fall. OK, nobody actually talks like that, with the potential exception of drama majors, but this is absurd. It’s practically mid-April. I’m Russian — I’m basically contractually […]


Maligning millennials 102: the safe spaces edition

Last Saturday, March 21, the New York Times ran an op-ed by Judith Shulevitz titled “In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas” — naturally, several adults in my life immediately and gleefully passed it along to me. Essentially, Shulevitz argues, in a rather condescending manner, that students today tend to self-infantilize. They allegedly avoid what […]


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