Elise Westervelt is a Contributing Writer for the Daily. She is a first-year student and can be reached at elise.westervelt@tufts.edu.


IFC’s Risk Management Assistance Team wins Risk Reduction Award

The Tufts Interfraternity Council’s (IFC) Risk Management Assistance Team (RMAT) recently won an award for risk reduction from the Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA), according to the NGLA’s website, ngla.org. RMAT is a program designed to improve the safety of events hosted by fraternities and sororities, according to Mickey Toogood, Judicial Affairs Administrator and advisor […]


Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund invests in microfinance projects, hopes to increase return rate

At the intersection of finance and social consciousness at Tufts is the Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund (OTMF), which gains profits from investing in small businesses and uses the money it earns to help Tufts offer endowments for various initiatives such as support for university faculty, financial aid and scholarships. The fund, which was established in November 2005, was made possible by a $100 […]


Tufts Institute for Innovation hosts second annual Human Health Hack

The Tufts Institute for Innovation (TII) hosted a three-day Human Health Hack, the second annual event of its kind, this past weekend at 574 Boston Ave. The event, which focused on nutritional food access for low-income households and communities, attracted a variety of participants, including undergraduate students and graduate students from the School of Medicine and the Friedman School of Nutrition […]


UCSD professor speaks on campus about race, intersectionality

Professor Fatima El-Tayeb of University of California at San Diego gave a lecture on the intersectionality of race, religion and sexuality, as well as the persistence of racism in Europe, at the Interfaith Center Tuesday evening. The Nov. 17 lecture, titled “Queer Life of Diaspora,” was hosted by the Consortium of Studies for Race, Colonialism and Diaspora (CSRD) and the […]


Tufts student wins this year’s Global Peter Drucker Challenge

A Tufts junior is being recognized at the seventh annual Global Peter Drucker Forum for winning the 2015 Global Peter Drucker Challenge. The Drucker Forum is held today and tomorrow in Vienna, Austria. Tufts student Khuyen Bui was selected as the grand prize winner of the challenge, an essay competition in which submissions focus on Peter Drucker, an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator and author. Challenge […]


Tufts-in-Tübingen program celebrates 50 years

Fifty years ago, Tufts brought four graduate students to Tübingen University in East Germany to take part in Tufts’ first study abroad program. This past weekend, the Tufts-in-Tübingen program, which later expanded to focus on undergraduates, welcomed back to the Medford/Somerville campus 120 program alumni, ranging from the Class of 1969 to the Class of 2015, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. […]


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