Ella Kamm is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying political science and film and media studies. Ella can be reached at [email protected]

MBTA finalizes plan to overhaul bus network by 2028

The MBTA released an updated draft of its Bus Network Redesign, part of the Better Bus Project, on Oct. 27. Following the release of the first draft in May, the bus map underwent revisions based on community feedback.  The Better Bus Project, a $9.6 billion five-year investment plan, encompasses a variety of programs meant to […]

Theta Chi fraternity house filled with 9 non-affiliated students this year

No Theta Chi members are currently living in the fraternity’s house on Packard Avenue for the 2022–23 academic year after it was unable to fill the house with any of its members. Instead, nine non-affiliated students are living in the residence. As a result of the agreement reached by the Office of Residential Life and […]

The Rev. Mariama White-Hammond talks Green New Deal, environmental justice work in Boston

The Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, chief of environment, energy and open space for the City of Boston, visited Tufts University on Sept. 8 in the first installment of this year’s Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lecture series. White-Hammond joined to discuss the ways that Boston is acting as a Green New Deal city and the importance of centering […]

Evicted on short notice, some Medford Square tenants receive little help from local, state governments

Residents of 18 units on month-to-month leases in The Bradlee Apartments, an apartment building in Medford Square, were given notice in late March that they had 30 days to permanently vacate their homes so that the building’s new property managers could renovate the units. The time frame was extended to 60 days after advocacy by […]

Tufts abandons plans to drop mask mandate as infection rates swell

The coronavirus is spreading more rapidly than ever before on Tufts’ campus, forcing hundreds of students and some professors back into their bedrooms and onto the Zoom screen in a routine that’s become all too familiar after two years of pandemic learning. Infections have risen steadily since students returned from spring break in late March. […]

Fare-free buses are a possibility for Medford and Somerville

A bill proposed by representatives of Medford and Somerville that would establish a one-year fare-free bus pilot program within the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is moving through the Massachusetts House and Senate, having recently been referred to the Joint Committee on Transportation. The pilot program would make fares completely free for 10 priority MBTA bus […]

Here’s what experts at Tufts are saying about the war in Ukraine

As Russian forces continue to advance toward the Ukrainian capital, and food shortages, mass migration and fear continue ravaging the country, experts at Tufts spoke with the Daily about the history of the conflict, how the invasion is playing out and what it could mean for the international community going forward.  On Feb. 24, Russian […]

Medford lifts indoor mask mandate, vaccine requirement at large venues

The Medford Board of Health voted unanimously to lift the city’s indoor mask mandate for private businesses, effective Feb. 16. The decision comes in light of falling COVID-19 positivity rates in the community. “We’ve seen a dramatic decrease in positive cases in Medford, as well as across the state,” Board of Health Director MaryAnn O’Connor […]

CMHS keeps up with pandemic demand, brings on additional providers

Amid a nationwide college mental health crisis, Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Services reports that students are being scheduled to see counselors in a timely fashion, aided in part by the addition of two counselors from outside provider Mantra Health.  “CMHS counselors are aware of the challenges of being a college student during the pandemic […]

Proposed bill would pause prison construction in Mass. for 5 years

A bill proposed last year in the Massachusetts state legislature would enact a five-year moratorium on the design and construction of prisons and jails in Massachusetts. The bill was reported out favorably from the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight on Jan. 24 and is now being considered by the Senate Committee on […]

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