Ella Kamm is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying political science. Ella can be reached at [email protected]

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 […]

Somerville recognized as one of 95 global climate action leaders

The city of Somerville, one of Tufts’ host communities, was recently recognized as a global leader in the fight against climate change. The Carbon Disclosure Project, a nonprofit, ranked Somerville as just one of 95 cities around the globe working transparently to stave off the effects of climate change in 2021. 

Wu administration resumes tent removal at ‘Mass. and Cass’ after previously pausing Janey-era initiative

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s administration has resumed the clearing of the houseless encampment around the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, also known as “Mass. and Cass,” after previously pausing the initiative begun by then-acting Mayor Kim Janey’s administration. The stoppage came after courts denied a request by the ACLU to […]

Fletcher launches new Master in Global Affairs degree program

The Fletcher School launched a new Master in Global Affairs degree program this fall. The degree is designed for students who want to focus on a single area of study and complete their studies in less time than a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy typically takes. The MGA can be completed in as […]