Emily Thompson is a Staff Writer at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore and can be reached at [email protected]

International student employment training program to nearly double in cost

The cost of Curricular Practical Training (CPT), a program that allows international students to gain work experience in their field of study, will nearly double from the half-credit cost to a total of $966 starting this summer as the university’s new credit system is implemented. CPT is a federally regulated program administered by the International Center (I-Center) at Tufts that gives […]

Tufts Student Action holds rally to protest tuition hike

On the afternoon of Monday, April 2, about 20 students gathered on the lower patio of the Mayer Campus Center as part of a rally to protest the raise in tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year. The tuition increase was announced in a March 29 email from James Glaser, Dean of the School of Arts and […]

Ellen Kullman, former CEO of Dupont, to speak at Commencement

Former DuPont CEO and Tufts alumna Ellen J. Kullman (E ‘78) will return to her alma mater to deliver the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2018 on May 20. Kullman served as the CEO and chair of the board for DuPont, the world’s largest chemical company, for seven years. She was the […]

Ethics Bowl makes trip to national competition despite bad weather

The Tufts Ethics Bowl team travelled to the national competition in Chicago, driving the 982 miles from Boston to the Windy City after bad weather canceled the team’s flight.  Jeremy Caldwell, a junior who has been on the team since his freshman year, said that they found out their flight was canceled the morning of […]

Mental Health Task Force continues to assess student mental health

The Mental Health Task Force, launched in the fall of 2016, is continuing to evaluate and address the state of student mental health across the university by considering student input and evaluating university policies and resources. Starting about four years ago, Tufts saw an increase in the number of students visiting Counseling and Mental Health […]

EconoFact continues to grow, reintroduces facts, analysis into policy debates

EconoFact, an online publication launched just over a year ago by faculty at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is continuing to work toward its mission of reintroducing facts and economic analysis into public discourse on social and economic policy. EconoFact provides data and analysis of current policy issues through short memos written in accessible […]

Students aim to open food truck on campus as additional dining option

A group of students is working to create a permanent on-campus food truck that will be fully student-operated. The truck will provide another on-campus dining option, give students tangible business experience and promote a conversation about sustainability on-campus, according to senior Julie Sanduski. If all goes according to plan, she said they hope to open the food […]

Arabic program partners with language learning start-up that connects students and Syrian refugees

The Arabic program at Tufts is partnering with a new start-up called NaTakallam, which pairs students who study Arabic with Syrian refugees who work as language partners for the students via Skype. NaTakallam, which translates to “we speak” in Arabic, was co-founded by Tufts alumna Aline Sara (LA ’06) as a way to connect refugees with Arabic learners for […]