Elie Levine is the executive audio editor and a former editor-in-chief at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying international literary and visual studies and can be reached at [email protected]

Monaco vows to house patients, respond to local needs as coronavirus outbreak worsens

University President Anthony Monaco announced his plan to relieve increasing strain on local hospitals by opening up Tufts’ residence halls to quarantine patients with low-level cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, in an op-ed published in The Boston Globe on Wednesday, March 18. In the op-ed and in a subsequent interview with the […]

Diversity remains a priority as Tufts admissions reviews ED applications

This year, Tufts Office of Undergraduate Admissions received a record number of applications for the School of Arts and Sciences — close to 23,100 — a 1.5% increase from last year’s record-setting pool of 22,725. Tufts Admissions received more than 2,550 applications for both rounds of Early Decision (ED), marking a 2.4% increase in ED […]

A Blight on the Hill: The Green Line Extension

The Green Line Extension, which once looked to be dead in the water, is back on track tonight. WBZ’s David Wade is here now with the details. David?  Yeah, Paula, when projected cost overruns hit $1 billion  back in 2015, extending the Green Line into Somerville and Medford really looked like an impossible dream. But […]

Tufts community reacts to Stern report, removal of Sackler name from buildings

Members of the Tufts community responded positively to Tufts’ decision last week to remove the Sackler name from its graduate biomedical sciences school, its medical education building and associated programs, in response to months of discussions by the Board of Trustees which occurred alongside former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Donald K. Stern and Attorney Sanford F. […]

New summer program in Pavia, Italy bridges humanities, sciences

A study abroad opportunity in Pavia, Italy is the newest addition to Tufts’ growing roster of global programs. The five-and-a-half-week program, beginning June 17, includes two required courses — one in computer science and another in Italian — totaling seven semester hour units.  Students can choose between two computer science courses, COMP 11 and COMP […]

Intersex activist Tatenda Ngwaru shares her story at Civic Life Lunch

Tatenda Ngwaru, a Zimbabwean intersex activist and asylum seeker, spoke about her life and work yesterday at a Civic Life Lunch hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. In 2013, Ngwaru founded True Identity, Zimbabwe’s first organization for intersex people. At the lunch, Ngwaru was accompanied by journalist Robert Tokanel, one of […]

Construction continues on Tufts’ new squash center, set to open in February

Tufts’ construction of eight new squash courts — a 13,500-square foot addition to the Gantcher Center — is about a third of the way complete, according to Gretchen Von Grossmann, director of capital programs. ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, a Boston-based architecture firm, designed the courts. At a community meeting held in the Alumnae Lounge on Sept. […]

Following Somerville, Medford City Council files home rule petition, requesting Tufts’ master plans

The Medford City Council passed a home rule charter petition Sept. 5 that, if passed by the Massachusetts state legislature, would ensure that Tufts and other nonprofits provide the city with institutional master plans. The home rule petition was filed in the Massachusetts state legislature the same day by State Rep. Christine Barber. Under a […]

Tufts ups PILOT to Medford, Somerville as Boston sees cuts

Tufts increased its payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to the cities of Medford and Somerville to $450,000 each for fiscal year 2019 up from $275,000 in 2018, or a 64% increase. The City of Boston also received $450,000 for fiscal year 2019, but this was down from a contribution of $584,147 last year, a […]

News roundup: Top headlines of last year

Bookended by the national midterm elections in November 2018 and the end of the Tufts Dining workers’ contract campaign in April, the past academic year was rife with Tufts-specific controversies as well as large-scale events. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill last year.  August and September In late August, […]