Dorothy Neher is an assistant features editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in international relations and Spanish. Dorothy can be reached at dorothy.neher@tufts.edu.


History department remembers, celebrates Professor Christopher Schmidt-Nowara’s legacy

On June 27, 2015, Professor Christopher Schmidt-Nowara suddenly passed away at the age of 48. With the news of his death, many in the Tufts community — administrators, students and fellow professors alike — grieved. “It was a terrible loss,” said James Glaser, the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and a friend of Schmidt-Nowara. According […]


How Tufts Works: Working together

About a month ago, I interviewed Ian Seerung, a sophomore, for this column. While he described working long hours as a full-time student, I was reminded of my own experience of working during high school. To save money for college, I took on extra shifts and worked through holidays at a French bakery near my […]


How Tufts Works: Really pre-med

Jheneal Atkinson is a Resumed Education for Adult Learning (R.E.A.L.) student in her second year at Tufts. Not only is she part of the R.E.A.L. program here at Tufts, but she has also spent her life studying medicine and plans to go to medical school after graduating from Tufts. Atkinson was introduced to the medical […]


How Tufts Works: Chopping prices

This week’s column delves into the question of “How Tufts Works” for students. For some Tufts students, balancing work and school is a major challenge. For others, it is a well-established part of life. Sophomore Ian Seerung belongs well within the latter group. In high school, Seerung was working nearly 30-hour weeks during the school […]


How Tufts Works: Service with style

Most of the times that I go to the Student Services desk in Dowling Hall, I come equipped with lists of questions. I often feel guilty for burdening the people who work there with my lack of knowledge about the inner workings of this institution. After speaking to Joann Jack, the registrar of the Schools […]


How Tufts Works: Newspaper person

As an amateur columnist, the thought of interviewing a veteran journalist was intimidating. However, I was set at ease as soon as I met my interviewee John Wolfson, the current editorial director of Tufts magazines. Perhaps Wolfson was so kind and forthcoming because he knows what it is like to be a fledging journalist. He […]


How Tufts Works: How this column works

If you have never read “How Tufts Works” before, it usually consists of a profile of someone who works for Tufts. However, this week I wanted to take some time to reflect on the last six issues and address the future direction of the column. I came up with the idea for “How Tufts Works” […]


How Tufts Works: Lifelong Jumbo

Immediately after I entered Director of the European Center Gabriella Goldstein’s (LA ’84) office, she handed me a piece of chocolate. After gratefully accepting it, I steered the conversation toward her background, trying to get a sense of the important themes of her life. It was not until I unwrapped the piece of chocolate later […]


How Tufts Works: Mechanically inclined

Finding the Facilities Services office in 520 Boston Ave. was nothing short of a major discovery. On top of the fact that the entire facade of the building has been stripped away, the interior is an active construction zone. After spending an embarrassingly long time searching, I finally arrived at the Facilities office to meet […]


How Tufts Works: Idah Designs

Sitting outside of Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run last week, I noticed a strange phenomenon. Those exiting the take-out spot appeared to be significantly happier than they were upon entry. I found myself wondering what could possibly be causing these transformations. The answer was glaringly obvious as soon as I stepped foot inside. There at the checkout station was […]


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