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]fts.edu.

TUPIT celebrates first volume of the ReSentencing Journal, success of educational programs

The Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College celebrated the release of the ReSentencing Journal, Vol. 1, a compilation of creative submissions from incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, at an exhibition in Barnum Hall on Feb. 7. TUPIT, which began in 2016, runs multiple programs aimed at connecting incarcerated students with educational resources and helping […]

Medford Community Fund announces $230k in grants

Medford’s Community Fund announced on Jan. 6 that it awarded over $230,000 in grants to 25 local nonprofits. “The work being done by these nonprofits is critical to supporting our residents and by providing this funding the awardees will be able to make adjustments and improvements to their operations that will lead to more meaningful […]

Tufts Republicans object to TCU Senate’s National Day of Mourning statement

The Tufts Republicans issued a statement on Nov. 23 accusing TCU Senate of spreading hateful and divisive rhetoric in their post about the National Day of Mourning and the history of the Thanksgiving holiday. TCU Senate had posted the statement to their Instagram the day before, sharing two slides titled “National Day of Mourning 2022.”  […]

Students call for free laundry, laundry assistance programs

The Tufts chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America has created a petition calling on the university to provide free use of laundry machines in all residential halls. They join groups like the Tufts Community Union Senate in considering how laundry costs act as a barrier to equity, though their proposed solutions differ. “Tufts professes […]

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 […]