Isha Fahad

Isha Fahad is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She completed her undergrad in Physics from Lahore, Pakistan, and is also the former editor of "The Ravi", students' publication of GC University, Lahore. She can be reached at [email protected]

Benjamin Hescott awarded Professor of the Year by TCU Senate

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate selected Benjamin Hescott, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, to receive the annual Professor of the Year Award, a prize distributed based on informal interviews and student nominations. Hescott’s name will be added to a plaque in the Mayer Campus Center, which lists all of the previous winners of the award. Hescott’s previous teaching […]

Meg Urry discusses growth of supermassive black holes in astronomy and physics lecture

Claudia Megan “Meg” Urry (A ’77), director of the Yale Center for Physics and Astrophysics, presented parts of her personal research and discussed her experience as a woman in the field of physics last night for the sixth Kathryn A. McCarthy Lecture in Physics at the Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC). Urry spoke to an audience of approximately 50 people at […]

Environmental Studies Program to launch new minor program for the fall

A new six-course Environmental Studies (ENVS) minor on food and nutrition systems was approved last month for launch in the fall 2016 semester as part of the ENVS program, which currently includes the five-track ENVS major and the environmental science and policy minor offered to engineering students interested in environmental studies. According to ENVS Program Director Professor Colin Orians, the minor will focus on the importance […]

Waste Less Dinner at Dewick-MacPhie aims to reduce student food waste

Tufts Dining and Tufts Sustainability Collective (TSC) jointly held a “Waste Less Dinner” last night at the Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center to promote less wasteful eating patterns within the student body. According to Tufts Dining intern Daniel Mulligan, the purpose of the event was to bring students’ attention to the amount of food waste at Tufts, and to the larger environmental and economic implications […]

CAST members share their personal experiences on the autistic spectrum

As a part of the Autism Week by the Coalition for Autism Support at Tufts (CAST), juniors Aaron Herman, Emma DiFrancesco and Justin Robbins shared their personal experiences of being on the autism spectrum in an event titled “Autism 101(23).” This was held in collaboration with Theta Delta Chi (123) on Thursday, March 31. Around 50 people attended the event in the Crane Room, which […]

Tufts Technology Services to prepare for wifi refresh over spring break

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) will prepare for a full wifi refresh over the summer by implementing network switch replacements throughout the upcoming spring break on the Medford/Somerville campus. The preliminary work will start Monday, March 21 and continue through Friday, March 25, according to a campus-wide email sent last week by TTS Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Theresa Regan. The […]

Dining Services to revise food fact cards to include sugar content, exclude cholesterol information

In keeping with the newest national dietary guidelines, Tufts University Dining Services (TUDS) has elected to add the sugar content to nutrient information cards and remove cholesterol information from them for foods served in dining halls, according to Director of Dining and Business Services Patricia Klos. “The food fact cards were introduced [at Tufts] approximately 10 years ago,” Nutrition […]

Linda Abriola to assume role as director of the Tufts Institute of the Environment

Linda Abriola, former dean of the School of Engineering, has been named director of the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), a role that she will assume on Sept. 1. TIE is an interdisciplinary, university-wide establishment that promotes education and research for building a sustainable future through numerous on- and off-campus projects and initiatives, according to its […]

Chris Swan assumes role as associate dean of Tisch College

Chris Swan stepped into his new role as associate dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service on Feb. 1, succeeding former associate dean Miriam Nelson. Swan explained that he assumed this position after working at Tufts for 21 years first as an assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, then serving as […]

Interfaith Clothing Drive collected donations for Syrian refugees

As the fall semester concluded, the Tufts Muslim Student Association (MSA), the University Chaplaincy and Tufts Hillel collected approximately 40 boxes of donations through an Interfaith Clothing Drive for Syrian Refugees. These collected items were sent to NuDay Syria, a non-government organization based in East Hampstead, N.H., according to MSA President, senior Obaid Farooqui.  Farooqui explained that his motivation behind […]