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]

Listening sessions held to gather information on student mental health

Tufts’ Mental Health Task Force, formed by University President Anthony Monaco last semester, has begun to conduct listening sessions with student organizations to collect input on student mental health. The task force is charged with reviewing the state of mental health for students on all Tufts campuses, examining the successes and limitations of the university’s mental […]

Former EPA administrator strongly criticizes Trump administration, calls for resolve

Gina McCarthy (G ’81), former head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Barack Obama’s presidential administration, discussed the future of the environment in a talk attended by a full crowd of over 100 people last night in the Alumnae Lounge. The talk, titled “The Future of Environmental Protection,” was hosted by the Experimental College […]

Tufts and Stockholm Environment Institute celebrate 10-year anniversary

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) will host a symposium on April 11 celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the partnership between Tufts and SEI. Named the Tufts-SEI Nexus Symposium, the public event will bring together Tufts and SEI researchers as panelists to share their perspectives and research on the global issues […]

Student political groups on campus alter approaches, priorities following election

Since this year’s presidential inauguration, Tufts student political groups on campus have adjusted their approaches to political organizing in response to President Donald Trump’s administration. Many groups are choosing to focus on ongoing activism with regards to specific issues, according to the leaders of political groups Tufts Democrats, Tufts Republicans, Tufts Cooperation and Innovation in Citizenship (CIVIC) and the […]

Mixed recycling newly implemented at Tufts

Starting this semester, Tufts will begin transitioning to a mixed recycling system, a change from the previous dual stream recycling system, according to Director of Campus Services Gary Hill. Over winter break, Facilities Services began the transition on the Medford/Somerville campus by placing new lids on waste bins and replacing nonstandard bins, according to Kate Doherty Bolivar, Facilities […]

TCU Senate discusses Career Center, funding requests and project proposals

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate assembled on Oct. 16 in the Sophia Gordon Hall Multipurpose Room to discuss project proposals and decide upon supplementary funding requests. After beginning the meeting with roll call, Executive Director of the Career Center Gregory Victory introduced himself to the TCU Senate and asked members for their advice on how to […]

South Hall renamed Harleston Hall, honoring former dean

South Hall was officially renamed Harleston Hall during a ceremony held outside of the building on Friday, Sept. 23. The building is named after former Professor of Psychology Bernard Harleston, who was Tufts’ first African-American tenure-track faculty member and a former dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, according to a May 2 Daily article. Over […]

ENVS program introduces new environmental humanities track

Starting this semester, the Environmental Studies (ENVS) program at Tufts is offering a new track to students called environmental humanities. The track focuses on how ideologies have influenced humans’ interactions with the environment, according to the program’s website. Harriet H. Fay Professor of Literature Elizabeth Ammons, who was part of a core group of faculty members working […]

Somerville ordinance bans plastic bags in retail businesses

A new ordinance took effect in Somerville on Sept. 1 prohibiting commercial businesses in the city from giving single-use plastic bags to customers at checkout. Businesses will now provide paper bags instead of plastic ones, and customers are greatly encouraged to use reusable bags, Jaclyn Rossetti, Somerville’s deputy director of communications, said on behalf of the members of […]

University offices look to centralize event registration process

Various university offices will be working this summer to streamline their independent event registration processes into a centralized, simplified process by the beginning of the fall semester. The new process — a collaboration between the Offices of the Dean of Student Affairs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) and Campus Life (OCL) — will […]