Emma Steiner is a News Editor for the Tufts Daily. She is a Political Science and Spanish double major. She can be reached at [email protected].

Asian/Asian American literary magazine Voices releases new issue

Voices, Tufts’ only publication centered on the experiences of Asian and Asian American students, has released its first issue of the year. Last night, students celebrated the release of the magazine with an open mic event hosted by Tufts Asian Student Coalition (TASC) in the Curtis Hall Multi-Purpose Room.  According to Vivian Tam, a senior and a member of the […]

Tufts students, administration meet with aldermen regarding housing expansion

Tufts Housing League (THL), Tufts Director of Community Relations Barbara Rubel and Tufts Director of Real Estate Robert Chihade met with Alderman Mark Niedergang and Alderman Katjana Ballantyne, members of the Committee on Housing and Community Development for Somerville, on Nov. 29 to review Tufts plans to expand student housing into the surrounding neighborhoods. The meeting constituted a follow-up to a […]

Tufts Republicans seek to bring Ben Shapiro to campus, UIJ and TSA object

Tufts Republicans recently submitted a proposal to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate for funding to bring Ben Shapiro, a conservative political commentator and former editor for Breitbart News, a far-right online publication founded in 2007. The Senate debate on the funding request was scheduled for Oct. 29, but the Tufts Republicans requested that the debate be […]

Health Service expands resources for student smokers to quit

Tufts Health Service will expand its cessation and education resources for students seeking to quit smoking as soon as this semester, according to Ian Wong, director of the Department of Health Promotion and Prevention. Wong said the resources available to students will include stress reduction workshops, smoking cessation classes and nicotine replacement therapies. This represents a step in the student-run […]

Tufts students participate in massive protest against white supremacy

Disclaimer: Nick Pfosi is a former associate editor at the Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the writing of this article. Approximately 15,000 people marched through Boston Common on Saturday, Aug. 19,  protesting a right-wing, “free speech” rally, according to PBS Newshour. The protesters began their march in Roxbury, leaving from the Reggie Lewis Track […]

Trump budget proposal to cut research funding at Tufts

President Donald Trump released the first budget proposal of his presidency in March, titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The proposal significantly slashes budgets for agencies like the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, and cuts off funding entirely for federal agencies that fund arts and public broadcasting. If Trump’s proposed […]

Part-time faculty prepare to renegotiate contract

The collective bargaining agreement for part-time adjunct faculty at Tufts is due to expire on June 30, and re-negotiations have begun between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Tufts administrators. Since the adjunct faculty at Tufts formed a union in 2013, their contract with Tufts has become a model for other schools in the Greater Boston area […]

RAs in returning student dorms to be compensated at lower rate next year

First Year Advisors (FYA) and Community Development Advisors (CDA), the two new student positions replacing the Resident Assistant (RA) role, will be compensated at a different rate from RAs in the past, according to Director of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) Yolanda King. The compensation changes are part of ResLife’s overhaul of campus housing, including the expansion of first-year-only dorms […]

Student initiative looks to make Tufts a tobacco-free campus

Members of Tufts Tobacco Free, a student initiative four years in the making that seeks to eliminate smoking on the Medford/Somerville campus, are beginning to take the next steps to implement their proposed policy by seeking feedback from the student body. According to organizers, the policy would be rolled out over the course of several years. The group […]

Linda Daniels hired as staff psychologist, liaison to the Africana Center

Linda Daniels, Psy.D. joined the team of staff psychologists at Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) this semester. In addition, Daniels will act as a CMHS liaison to the Africana Center, and work on issues of diversity and inclusion at the university. At Tufts, Daniels said she hopes to get a better understanding of the issues facing […]