Emily Thompson is a Staff Writer at The Tufts Daily. She is a first-year who has not yet declared a major. Emily can be reached at [email protected]


Somerville Police Department releases report on surveillance technology

The Somerville Police Department made its first annual surveillance technology report to the Mayor’s Office on Oct. 15, allowing Somerville residents to see exactly what surveillance technology the city’s police department is using.  In 2018, Somerville’s Ward 3 City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen worked with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts to introduce a city […]


Taylor Swift reclaims her narrative with ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

Almost a full decade after the original, Taylor Swift has reclaimed ownership of her music with the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version)” (2021). The album, which contains rerecordings of the songs from the 2012 album and six new “from the vault” songs, broke the record for the most-streamed album in a day by a female […]


Mass. lawmakers introduce bill to end life without parole

Massachusetts State Representatives Jay Livingstone and Liz Miranda introduced an Act to reduce mass incarceration (H.1797) in the state House of Representatives on March 29. The bill would allow all people serving life sentences the opportunity to be eligible for a parole hearing after serving 25 years, also applying retroactively to currently incarcerated people.  In […]


Advice from former students guides Introduction to Psychology pedagogy this fall

Professors Lisa Shin and Sam Sommers are once again co-teaching Introduction to Psychology this semester. This year, they have added a twist to their standard lecture on the psychology of student life, integrating advice from former PSY 1 students to apply psychology concepts to the everyday experiences faced by new Tufts students.  According to Sommers, […]


Carmichael launches all new allergen-friendly menu, maintains traditional physical arrangements

Carmichael Dining Center has entered a new era of allergen-friendly cuisine available to the Tufts community, releasing an all-new peanut-, tree nut- and gluten-free menu. Fresh at Carmichael — the new name for the rebranded dining center — provides an increased variety and flexibility of food options for students with food allergies or dietary requirements. […]


Proposed legislation would require Tufts to pay more to host communities

A recent bill, H.3080, filed in the Massachusetts State House by State Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven, a Democrat representing the parts of Somerville in which Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus is located, would require Tufts University and other nonprofits with property valued over $15 million to pay 25% of the tax amount that would be paid if they […]


University Chaplaincy hosts the Rev. Adam Russell Taylor for annual James A. Russell Lectureship

Taylor, a Baptist minister, began by extending his lecture on community building to those outside of the Christian community. He then reflected on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., emphasizing his commitment to building a community rooted in faith and love and commenting on how to utilize that lesson in current times.


Tufts announces decision to close Confucius Institute

In the statement, Glaser and Chigas highlighted the reasons for the decision and the future of Chinese language and culture learning at Tufts, noting that moving on from the CITU will allow the university to expand its relationship with BNU. Others interviewed expressed relief at the decision and explained the dangers of the institutes on college campuses.


Global Tufts Month aims to highlight engagement in global issues

With this year’s theme, “Welcoming All Voices: Global Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice,” the month is intended to celebrate Tufts’ global engagement, advance the school's commitment to global learning and exchange and promote connections across schools on global issues.


University chaplain focused on social justice, connecting with students

The Rev. Elyse Nelson Winger assumed her role as university chaplain on Oct. 1, 2020. She has used her position to connect with various members of the Tufts community while committing to anti-racist action and addressing issues of social justice, according to students on campus.


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