Guillem Colom is a Staff Writer at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying political science. He can be reached at [email protected]

Tufts’ connection to slavery, Part 2: The Royall Slave Quarters and the Tufts family

Located less than a half-mile from the Joyce Cummings Center, the Royall House and Slave Quarters was an integral part of the Ten Hills Farm that functioned as a slave plantation and encompassed current land now a part of the Tufts campus. The Slave Quarters serve as a painful reminder of the impacts of slavery […]

Tufts’ connection to slavery, Part 1: The Ten Hills Farm

The founding of Tufts has been a tale told far and wide. When a friend of Charles Tufts, one of the founders of Tufts, asked him what he intended to do with land including Walnut Hill, the iconic centerpiece of campus, Charles proclaimed that “I will put a light on it.” This statement has been […]

Perils, pessimism and panic: American democracy in 2022

Disclaimer: Hannah Cox is a contributing writer at the Daily. Cox was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Democracy is a concept that Americans have been accustomed to since the nation’s founding. For many, democracy is an incontrovertibly robust form of governance that establishes fair representation for all and withstands internal […]

Breaking the dichotomy, part 2: The meaning of bipartisanship in a fragmenting America

Being uncomfortable is never easy. It requires us to propel ourselves outside our personal boundaries, the echo chambers we constructed from the moment we felt empowered to be on one side of the political aisle. Unfortunately, we often fail to branch out and rely instead on our emotional investment in political issues without fundamentally making […]

Breaking the dichotomy, Part 1: Nuance in an unnuanced and volatile politics

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the Tufts community members’ discussion on the Biden administration’s domestic policies and political polarization in the United States.  The words that arise when one discusses the current state of American politics are banal. Inflammatory. Divisive. Desensitizing. The political experiences of many Americans encompass those […]