Emily Thompson is the executive news editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying political science and religion. She can be reached at [email protected]

Investigation into students involved in ‘racially motivated incident’ is ongoing

Students received an email yesterday from Camille Lizarríbar, dean of students for AS&E, notifying them of an incident “when a group of students was verbally assaulted by another group in what was described as a racially motivated incident.” She reports that TUPD responded to the incident and has since closed its investigation. The Office of […]

‘No one goes against the President’: Tufts’ diversity office reckons with high-level departures, internal conflicts

The Daily Read: News · Tufts’ diversity office reckons with high-level departures, internal conflicts When Caroline Genco became provost ad interim of Tufts in January, one former employee of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice knew they couldn’t stay at the university.  The Office of DEIJ, housed under the Office of the Provost, […]

BREAKING: Scheri Fultineer announced as next SMFA dean

Scheri Fultineer will become the next dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, beginning on Jan. 1, 2023. James Glaser, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Caroline Genco, provost and senior vice president ad interim, announced the decision in an email sent to the Tufts community […]

BREAKING: Kyongbum Lee appointed School of Engineering dean

Kyongbum Lee, dean ad interim of the School of Engineering, has been chosen to become the school’s next dean following a national search to fill the position, as announced in an email to the Arts, Sciences and Engineering community on June 28. Lee’s term begins July 1.  “I am truly grateful and feel honored to […]

Tufts professor Erin Kelly wins Pulitzer Prize

Professor of Philosophy Erin Kelly won a  Pulitzer Prize in the biography category for “Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South” (2022), which Kelly co-authored with Winfred Rembert, the biography’s subject. Rembert, who died in 2021, received the prize posthumously. Awarded annually since 1917, the Pulitzer Prizes recognize outstanding […]

Jaden Pena wins TCU presidential election

With 58% of the vote, Jaden Pena won the Tufts Community Union Senate presidential election on April 26–27. Both referendums on the ballot passed this year: one in favor of giving TCU the power to establish additional community senator seats, the other in favor of permitting the addition of two Indigenous community senator seats.  Pena […]

Somerville City Council bans crisis pregnancy centers

The Somerville City Council passed an ordinance on March 24 banning crisis pregnancy centers, defining them as deceptive, limited services pregnancy centers that do not directly provide or refer clients for abortions or emergency contraception. The ordinance was championed by Somerville City Councilor-at-Large Kristen Strezo and co-sponsored by the entire city council. Failure to comply […]

Congressman Peter DeFazio talks democracy, term limits, youth activism in Solomont Speaker Series event

U.S. Congressman and Tufts alumnus Peter DeFazio, D-Ore, spoke about his work as the chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and his time in Congress with Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science Deborah Schildkraut as part of the Tisch College Solomont Speaker Series. DeFazio (A’69) has represented Oregon’s 4th Congressional […]

Massachusetts ballot initiative to reevaluate employment of app-based drivers

The Daily Read: News · Massachusetts Ballot Initiative to Reevaluate Employment of App-Based Drivers Voters in Massachusetts may see a ballot question about the employment and benefit status of gig drivers during this November’s elections. Senator Elizabeth Warren and a coalition of labor groups have vehemently opposed the ballot question, while rideshare companies like Uber, […]

Valarie Kaur talks about the power of revolutionary love at annual Russell Lecture

Valarie Kaur, a civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author, spoke about the power of revolutionary love in the joint Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life and Solomont Speaker Series on March 28.  The Russell Lecture Series is the oldest lectureship at Tufts, having been held annually since 1867. It invites distinguished lecturers to […]