Eeman Malik is an Assistant News Editor for the Tufts Daily. Majoring in International Relations and Economics. covering TCU Senate

TCU special election fills positions amid low turnout

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held a special election yesterday in order to fill several positions which were left open at the end of the fall semester. Junior Kathryn Mueller won the only contested position, the Tufts Community Union judiciary (TCU-J) open seat, with 47 percent of the votes, Ryan Hartney, head of public relations for the Election Commission (ECOM), said. Three […]

Programming Board organizes Winter Week

Programming Board organized Winter Week, a series of winter-themed and seasonal events during the first week of February, for the Tufts student body. The week officially started on Friday, Jan. 30 with the unveiling of a banner to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Mayer Campus Center, and will culminate with Winter Ball on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Junior Class […]

Ordinance to rezone Somerville submitted

The City of Somerville is being rezoned for the first time in 24 years, according to George Proakis, the city’s director of planning. Proakis will be leading the rezoning project, which was submitted to the city’s Board of Aldermen for approval on Jan. 20. Proakis explained that there is a significant need for change because, although the city’s goals and technology […]

Challenge rewards offices for improving sustainability

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) recently revamped its Green Office Certification Program and held an awards ceremony on Jan. 8 for offices that took part in the OOS’ Green Office Certification Challenge, which ran from August to November 2014. Betsy Byrum, the OOS education and outreach coordinator, explained that the program includes a checklist of sustainable practices in which […]

Students host clothing drive for refugees, children

The Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program (TU-RAP) and Tufts United for Immigrant Justice collaborated to sponsor a winter clothing drive for recently settled refugees in the greater Boston area and unaccompanied minors in the Somerville school district from Nov. 12 through Dec. 4. The organizations placed boxes across campus and encouraged students to donate any unwanted clothing, according to Safiya Subegdjo, TU-RAP’s […]

LCS hosts annual fall blood drive

The Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS), along with the American Red Cross, sponsored a blood drive last week in Carmichael Hall. This month’s drive brought in a successful turnout from donors, according to Zoe Lazarus, the Blood Drive’s administrative coordinator.  “One-hundred thirty-seven units of blood were collected, which equates to up to 411 lives saved,” she told the Daily in an […]

New signs, maps unify health sciences campus

The Tufts health sciences campus in Boston completed a new system of signage last spring. The initiative, which was spearheaded by Marketing Communications, a part of the University Relations division, was intended to help visitors identify the campus and find their way around, according to Director of Marketing Communications Lisa Gregory. Gregory explained that the rebranding consisted of […]

University Chaplaincy welcomes new chaplains to Tufts community

The Tufts University Chaplaincy, led by Reverend Greg McGonigle, appointed two new chaplains, Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim-Lizzio and Protestant Chaplain Chanta Bhan, this semester. They join the chaplaincy alongside the new Humanist in Residence, Walker Bristol (A’14). Each chaplain aims to provide accessible spiritual guidance to students and to foster more collaboration among the various religious communities at Tufts. This summer, Ibrahim-Lizzio served as interim […]