Emily Burke is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She can be reached at [email protected]

Students react to removal of NEC shuttle stop

The shuttle stop at the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) for students enrolled in Tufts’ combined-degree program has been removed, frustrating students who now face difficulties getting to and from classes on time. This comes in addition to existing issues with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) Shuttle, which some students […]

Former US Ambassador to Israel speaks on foreign policy, Middle East issues

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro spoke to a crowded ASEAN Auditorium at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy yesterday. Shapiro served as ambassador under the Obama administration from July 2011 to January 2017 and, among other positions, served as the senior director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Security Council.  […]

Amy Freeman appointed Chief Diversity Officer

Amy Freeman will take over as the new chief diversity officer (CDO) and associate provost (AP) at Tufts today, replacing previous CDO Mark Brimhall-Vargas and interim CDOs Robin Glover and Ellen Pinderhughes. Freeman joins Tufts after 13 years at Pennsylvania State University,where she served as assistant dean of engineering outreach and inclusion, and oversaw the university’s Multicultural Engineering Program and […]

Vice President of Operations Linda Snyder to retire

Vice President of Operations Linda Snyder will retire from Tufts at the end of this semester, after about four and a half years at the university. Since beginning her term in 2012, Snyder has overseen facilities services, dining, public safety and campus planning, among other departments. Current Director of Capital Programs Barb Stein has been […]

Former Foreign Minister of Spain proposes strategies for Middle East peace

Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, the former foreign minister of Spain, spoke about the complicated nature of the Middle East peace process and criticized past pitfalls and missed opportunities at an event in a mostly-full Alumnae Lounge last night. The event was sponsored by the Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) program in collaboration with the Institute […]

Federal government approves new cost estimate for Green Line Extension

The Green Line Extension (GLX)’s updated cost estimate was recently approved by the federal government. Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spokesperson Lisa Battiston expressed enthusiasm for the future of the project, which will bring the Green Line into Somerville and Medford, including a stop adjacent to the Tufts campus on College Ave. “The Administration, MassDOT […]

Students protest Greek life at fraternity information session

A group of students gathered in Remis Sculpture Court last night to protest the Tufts Fraternities Informational Event hosted by the Tufts Interfraternity Council (IFC). The event featured members of several fraternities who spoke with students about Greek life, according to IFC Recruitment and Philanthropy Chair Luke Murphy. Only two of the fraternities present — Zeta Beta Tau and ATO […]

It Happens Here aims to empower the voices of sexual violence survivors

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence. Students shared narratives about sexual violence to a full audience in Cohen Auditorium during It Happens Here on Tuesday night. All narratives submitted to the event, which were unedited by the steering committee, were from Tufts students. Some students read their own pieces and some had their narratives read by volunteers. This year marks the fourth annual […]

Tufts hires Bridge Professor to specialize in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity policy expert Susan Landau will join Tufts faculty next fall as a Bridge Professor between the School of Engineering and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  Landau, currently a professor of cybersecurity policy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was chosen for the bridge professorship because of her expertise in both fields, according to Vice Provost Kevin Dunn. “Professor […]

Boston/College Avenue intersection to be redesigned for pedestrian safety

The intersection of Boston Avenue and College Avenue will be redesigned and rebuilt over the summer to make it safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The intersection has long been seen as a problem point for the Tufts community, according to Director of Campus Planning Lois Stanley. Stanley said that in 2012, graduate students in Tufts’ urban and […]