Fernando Cervantes Jr. is an Assistant News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a second-year studying film & media studies and computer science. Fernando can be reached at [email protected]


Mass. legislature works to appropriate federal ARPA funds

President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package titled the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 in March. Massachusetts received about $5.3 billion in funding from the bill for post-pandemic recovery efforts. On Oct. 29, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted unanimously to appropriate around $3.6 billion of the ARPA funding. Christine Barber, […]


Tufts Dining experiences long lines, labor shortages

Students received an email from Student Life on Oct. 1 addressing the long lines and extended wait times at Tufts Dining locations this semester.  The email, which was signed by Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, Director of Tufts Dining Patti Klos and Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the SMFA Laura DaRos, attributed the […]


Tufts University School of Medicine opens new doctor of physical therapy program in Phoenix

Tufts University School of Medicine announced on Sept. 15 the opening of the new Tufts doctor of physical therapy program based in Phoenix, Ariz., with plans to enroll an inaugural class in the summer of 2022.  This is the second doctor of physical therapy program launched by Tufts School of Medicine in the past year […]


Tufts mailroom to feature new alerts system, electronic kiosks for fall 2021 semester

In a logistical update, the Tufts mailroom is launching a new alerts management system and electronic kiosks starting this semester. Later in the semester, Mail Services also anticipates handling students’ external shipping needs directly from the Tufts mailroom. These updates were announced via an article on AccessTufts, the school’s administrative website, on Aug. 2. Mailroom […]


Cummings School Anti-Racism Task Force to release recommendations on diversity and inclusion

The report will include recommendations to aid the Cummings School in promoting and sustaining anti-racist practices over the long term. The Cummings School’s Anti-Racism Task Force was formed in June 2020 as part of an effort to actively promote anti-racism and diversity in all aspects of the Cummings School. Since then, it has taken steps to address implicit bias and the underrepresentation of marginalized communities in veterinary medicine.


Friedman School releases study on impact of cardiometabolic conditions on COVID-19 hospitalizations

Researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy conducted a study on the impact of comorbidities on COVID-19 infections in adults. The results of the study were published on Feb. 25. The report of the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in […]


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