Elizabeth Zacks is a Deputy Features Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in art history. Elizabeth can be reached at [email protected].

Tufts Women in Computer Science revives mentorship program

Tufts Women in Computer Science (WiCS) has revived its mentorship program, which matches Tufts computer science alumni with current undergraduate students majoring in computer science. Kaili Liang, co-president of Tufts WiCS, discussed the club’s mission.  “We’re a club on campus meant to empower and support any female-identifying and nonbinary students that are interested in computer […]

CIRCLE analysis finds young women of color are leaders in civic, political engagement

Young women of color report higher levels of political and civic engagement than their peers, according to a recent analysis of a 2020 web survey by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).  Gallup surveyed adults between the ages of 18 and 29 […]

Lyndell’s Bakery: The sweetest spot in Somerville  

When you open the door to Lyndell’s, you’re walking into more than just a bakery. You’re taking a bite of local history. Located in Somerville’s Ball Square, Lyndell’s Bakery has been serving the Somerville community since 1887 and is the oldest scratch bakery in New England. It marked its 135th year of business this year […]

Tufts Dining moves to grab-and-go only, single-use containers only

Tufts Dining announced new guidelines for dining halls and retail food services for the spring semester in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases on and off campus. Most notably, all dining venues have moved to offering grab-and-go only, which is expected to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus. “For the start of […]

The road less traveled: Students pursue ‘underground’ majors at Tufts

While many Tufts students stick to the beaten path of popular majors such as international relations or computer science, others are taking the road less traveled. From astrophysics to human factors engineering, some Tufts students are majoring in fields that are often unfamiliar and overlooked. Nina Houston is majoring in human factors engineering and minoring […]

Updated Tufts shuttle system includes new buses and routes

Tufts overhauled its shuttle system this semester to accommodate the increasing size of the student body and offer more frequent and efficient service for riders. The updated shuttle system has multiple routes for students to choose from depending on their destination: SMFA, Davis Direct, Davis All Stops, Hyatt Direct and Beacon Street Direct.  John Savino, […]

Somerville’s Powder House Circle updated with safer infrastructure

The Powder House Circle, a busy intersection in Somerville, was upgraded this summer with lane improvements, bike lanes, updated crosswalks and physical barriers, intending to improve safety and navigability for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike. Located at the intersection of College Avenue, Warner Street, Broadway and Powder House Boulevard, the six-way roundabout has caused frustration […]