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Coco Arcand is an Assistant News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying biochemistry. Coco can be reached at [email protected]


Somerville, Medford candidates prepare for upcoming mayoral primaries

The cities of Somerville and Medford are holding their primary municipal elections today. Voters in both cities will choose between candidates for both mayor and city council. The Medford mayoral race will feature three candidates including incumbent Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Medford City Councillor John Falco and John Petrella, a retired retail manager in the food […]


Tufts authorizes resumption of singing, wind, brass instruments on campus

The email also explained additional opportunities for outdoor practice, both for individuals and small groups. Faculty-led, credit-bearing ensembles are able to practice outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer, and all Tufts students are allowed to practice individually outdoors from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Outdoor private lessons can also be coordinated for students through contact with instructors.


Councilor-at-Large Strezo calls for State of Emergency for women to be declared in Somerville

The resolution, which was co-sponsored by Ward 7 Councilor Katjana Ballantyne and approved by the City Council as a whole, raised concerns about how the pandemic has disproportionally affected women’s opportunities in the workplace and has undone some of the progress made by women in professional fields over the last few decades.


New substance-free theme house for upperclassmen to be established in fall 2021

This house was created through the “create your own theme house” program, which provides an opportunity for students to apply for a house based on common interests or passions. The mission of the upperclassman substance-free house is to remove the stigma around substance-free living and provide a substance-free housing option for older students once they leave the first-year substance-free dorm, Wilson House, according to the house application.


Recent drop in campus COVID-19 cases follows January surge

Student and faculty COVID-19 cases skyrocketed after students began returning to campus in mid-January. Though numbers are now dropping, the surge raised concerns about how well students are abiding by the guidelines put in place by the administration to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus.


Special Counsel Norman Eisen discusses experience in politics, role in Trump’s impeachment trial

Norman Eisen, who served as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee for the impeachment and trial of President Trump from 2019-2020, addressed the Tufts community on Nov. 9 in a webinar. The event was co-sponsored by Tisch College, the Political Science Department, JumboVote, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Pre-Law Society.


2020 election cycle sees increase in early votes cast by youth, surpasses 2016 margin

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) released a study on Oct. 30 that recorded the number of young people using early voting to cast their ballots in 14 states that are key to the 2020 presidential election.


Center for State Policy Analysis releases report on ranked-choice voting ahead of Mass. ballot question

If adopted, Massachusetts voters will have the option of ranking candidates in order of preference instead of casting a single vote for one candidate. 


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