Hannah Uebele is a News Editor for the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in English and Environmental Science, and can be reached at [email protected]

Eboo Patel discusses interfaith in a changing America in Distinguished Speaker Series talk

Eboo Patel gave a talk called Division or Unity: Religious Diversity and the American Promise last night in the Breed Memorial Hall as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series and the University Chaplaincy Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life. Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and […]

Fletcher hosts One Billion Rising performances to end gender-based violence

The Fletcher Henry J. Leir Institute and the Fletcher Global Women group hosted a “Performances in Solidarity Against Sexual Violence” event last night in the ASEAN auditorium. The evening was held in conjunction with the annual One Billion Rising movement. The event consisted of seven performances including an a cappella performance and spoken monologues concentrated on sexual […]

Tufts community responds to UN climate change report

The United Nations’ Oct. 8 report on global warming has promoted student activist groups and faculty to consider if Tufts could do more to address the climate crisis. Written by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the report details widespread climate-related risks projected to occur if the planet experiences greater than 1.5 degrees […]

Tufts allocates inaugural round of Green Fund money

This summer, three projects dedicated towards campus sustainability received the first-ever round of funding from Tufts’ Campus Sustainability Fund, also known as the Green Fund. The fund will award $40,000 annually to sustainability-related projects proposed by the Tufts community, according to Tina Woolston, program director at Tufts’ Office of Sustainability. The Green Fund receives money from […]

Medford reaches municipal energy reduction milestone

The city of Medford was recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) for reducing municipal energy use by 20 percent since 2009, according to a statement released on the city’s website on Nov. 2. Mayor Stephanie Burke accepted a certificate from DOER for this achievement at the beginning of the month. She described Medford’s commitment to […]

Somerville’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens in Davis Square

SAGENATURALS, Somerville’s first medical marijuana dispensary, officially opened on Oct. 27 in Davis Square, according to Michael Dundas, SAGENATURALS’ CEO. Dundas said that the location already had a promising start. “The first week has been fantastic, we’ve been serving lots of patients from the local area and just getting to know people in the local area. Davis Square is a great place to […]

Tufts responds to new medical marijuana home delivery services

Several medical marijuana dispensaries in Greater Boston are authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to conduct home deliveries. These dispensaries include SAGENATURALS of Cambridge, Patriot Care of Boston and Lowell and Garden Remedies of Newton. Leane Mysliwy, assistant manager of Garden Remedies, said that the dispensary’s recent launch of home deliveries in late September was met […]

Fletcher School hosts Algerian independence freedom fighter

Zohra Drif, a leading figure in the Algerian independence movement and former politician, discussed her memoir “Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter” on Wednesday at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The talk, titled “Memories of Algeria’s Struggle for Freedom,” took place at the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. It […]

Tufts partners with America’s largest cleantech startup incubator

Tufts and Greentown Labs announced the adoption of an agreement on Sept. 7, signifying their commitment to collaboration, according to Director of Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) Linda Abriola.  Greentown Labs, located in Somerville, a group of entrepreneurs that supports clean tech startups and provides lab space and resources to member companies, according to its website. Greentown Labs Chief Executive Officer Emily Reichert […]

Plans for College Avenue academic building to move forward

A new academic building will be built on College Avenue in collaboration with the mayor of Medford, city officials and Medford residents, according to Director of Community Relations Rocco DiRico. Construction for the new building is planned to begin in June of 2018 with a completion goal of September 2020, DiRico said. “Tufts University is planning to build an academic building to […]