Ethan Steinberg is the investigative editor at The Tufts Daily. He's a senior studying international relations, and at the Daily he previously served as Managing Editor, Associate Editor and Executive Copy Editor. His byline can be seen in Forbes, Morning Brew and Reach him at [email protected].

Starbucks will open in the Joyce Cummings Center this summer

Construction is underway for a new Starbucks location set to open on the first floor of the Joyce Cummings Center as early as this summer, Tufts’ Director of Auxiliary Services Jason McClellan confirmed in an email to the Daily.  The new store from the global coffee brand will be limited to pickup orders, and its entrance […]

The end of affirmative action may be near. Here’s what that could mean for Tufts

With the Supreme Court poised to consider the fate of affirmative action later this year, experts say the decision could have wide-reaching effects on the number of Black and Hispanic students admitted to selective schools. But administrators at Tufts said the possible end of affirmative action will not thwart the university’s commitment to building a […]

There won’t be a vaccine mandate in Somerville, at least for now, health board says

Somerville residents and visitors will not have to show proof of vaccination to enter businesses in the city — at least for now — a health panel said late last month.  Mayor Katjana Ballantyne’s bid for a vaccine mandate was rejected by the city’s health board by a vote of 2–1 at a Jan. 20 […]

Applications to Class of 2026 reach record high, admissions expected to be more competitive

More than 34,800 students applied to the Tufts undergraduate Class of 2026, marking a record-high number of applicants and a nearly 12% increase from last year, according to a Jan. 18 press release from the university. The applicant pool is also the most diverse in Tufts’ history. The total number of applications eclipsed last year’s […]

Here’s what you need to know about local mask mandates

While Tufts students were away over the break, local officials were enacting new policies — and reintroducing old ones — to govern vaccination proof and mask use in public settings.  Just as finals were wrapping up last month, the Medford Board of Health voted unanimously to reinstate a citywide indoor mask mandate. The order requires […]

Protestors slam vaccine mandate, delaying vote at Somerville Board of Health meeting

The Somerville Board of Health suspended a virtual public meeting Friday after dozens of protestors interrupted deliberations and prevented a vote on an order that would have required individuals 12 and older to show proof of vaccination before entering select indoor spaces in the city starting Monday.  Local residents, small business owners and city officials […]

For undergraduate teaching assistants, compensation varies among departments

Widespread disparities in compensation and workload exist among undergraduate teaching assistants in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Some undergraduate TAs are compensated through semester-hour units, while others are compensated through pay stipends and still others through hourly pay.  Miranda Feinberg, an undergraduate teaching assistant for the film and media studies program, said […]

Economics, CS faculty moving into $90 million Cummings Center this month

Faculty from the Departments of Economics and Computer Science this month are moving into the university’s newest academic facility at the intersection of Boston and College Avenues. Construction of the $90 million building is set to wrap up in the coming weeks after weathering an on-site worker injury and a pandemic-induced delay since crews first […]

Senior profile: Eliopoulos reflects on musical journey at Tufts

Eliopoulos, a Medford native, joined the Tufts music community in middle school when he participated in the Department of Music's Community Music Program and attended weekly Saturday morning classes in the Granoff Music Center. He continued in high school playing cello with the Tufts Youth Philharmonic, and he even squeezed his way into the back of the undergraduate orchestra for a performance during his senior year. Today, Eliopoulos is the principal cellist of the Tufts Symphony Orchestra and a household name around much of the Granoff Music Center.

Letter from the Managing Board: Celebrating 41 years

Today marks the 41st anniversary of The Tufts Daily. While we don’t often talk about ourselves, we’d like to use these pages on our anniversary to celebrate our accomplishments and acknowledge the work that lies ahead.