Gil Jacobson

Gil Jacobson is a former editor-in-chief for the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in political science. He can be reached at [email protected]


Letter from the editor

Pause. Take a moment. Think about where you are right now. And I’m not talking about the path next to the Cannon between Ballou and Goddard as you get ready to say goodbye to your family and friends who helped you move in this morning. No, I’m talking about this exciting new stage in your life. […]


NBC News’ Lester Holt headlines 12th annual Murrow Forum

Lester Holt, the host of NBC Nightly News, spoke at the 12th annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism in Cohen Auditorium yesterday. Holt’s conversation focused on “Media in a New Age: Fake News, Alternative Facts and What’s Next” and was part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker […]


Monaco announces committee to assess Greek life, undergraduate climate

University President Anthony Monaco announced the appointment of a Student Life Review Committee to examine the culture of undergraduate student life on the Medford/Somerville campus in light of recently-exposed issues with the university’s Greek life system in a Dec. 22, 2016 email sent to Tufts community members.   Structure and Goals of the Committee Monaco wrote in the email that […]


Sociology Lecturer Katy Vecitis passes away Sunday

Professor Katy Vecitis, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, died on Sunday after being ill throughout the fall semester and taking a medical leave of absence several weeks ago. Chair of the Department of Sociology Pawan Dhingra was unable to provide specific information about Vecitis’ illness in an email that was sent to sociology majors […]


Tufts expands relationship with Boston following SMFA acquisition

After acquiring the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) this past summer, Tufts will expand its relationship with the City of Boston, but will not be increasing its Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to the city, according to Tufts Co-Director of Community Relations Rocco DiRico. DiRico explained that this is because Tufts does not own […]


Events on the Hill this week: Nov. 14

MONDAY “Between the Headlines: Tufts Observer and sexual harassment, the election and related topics” Details: Faculty from the Department of Sociology will be holding a discussion on pertinent campus and national issues and where to go from here. When and Where: 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Eaton Hall, Room 124 Sponsor: Department of Sociology TUESDAY “Global […]


Several university investments re-structured

Some of Tufts University’s investments have changed from commingled funds to a separately managed account, according to the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee Chair Steven M. Galbraith. A commingled fund has assets from multiple accounts, and a separately managed account is a professional investment firm-controlled assets portfolio, according to Investopedia. However, according to Galbraith, Tufts has not […]


Students convene on Academic Quad, express post-election hopes, fears

Approximately 75 Tufts students gathered on the Academic Quad last night to express their thoughts and feelings following Tuesday’s presidential election results at an event titled “A Light on the Hill.” First-year Pedro Lazo-Rivera, one of the event organizers, described the event as a chance to provide a sense of community and hope, while encouraging students not […]


Trump sweeps path to White House

Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America, defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in perhaps the closest race since the 2000 election between then Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. In a redux to the 2004 presidential election, early exit polls badly […]


Massachusetts, Somerville ballot initiatives to look out for tomorrow

Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote on four ballot measures on Election Day this Tuesday. Somerville residents will have an additional fifth question on their ballots concerning a tax hike to fund a new high school. Questions on the Massachusetts ballot range from a new slots parlor to farm animal living conditions. Read […]


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