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Jei-Jei Tan is a managing editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a senior double majoring in cognitive and brain sciences and English. She can be reached at [email protected]

Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments.   2013 to 2014 The […]

Somerville, Medford reaffirm commitment to undocumented immigrants

Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s recent threats to block funding from sanctuary cities, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone reiterated the city’s commitment to remaining a sanctuary city in an open letter released on Nov. 21. “Somerville will stand with you regardless of your race, creed, color, sex, nationality, legal status, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation,” the letter, which […]

“Witch, Please” discusses Harry Potter, disability, queerness

Hannah McGregor and Marcelle Kosman of Canadian podcast “Witch, Please” were joined by Experimental College Professor Lydia Brown on Nov. 15 for a panel discussion about queerness and disability representation in the “Harry Potter” series. The event was hosted by the Tufts Podcast Network. Brown, a disability activist, began by speaking about neurodivergent characters in […]

Events on the Hill this week: Nov. 7

MONDAY “Dancing Against the Law: Critical Moves in Bangalore’s Queer Nightlife” Details: Kareem Khubchandani, assistant professor in the Department of Drama and Dance and a faculty member of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, will speak about LGBTQ rights and protest in India, focusing on the dance ban rather than on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes […]

Community gathers for teach-in on Standing Rock protests

Approximately 400 people gathered in Paige Hall this past weekend for the Standing Rock Teach-In, which took place on Oct. 28 and 29. The teach-in centered around the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North and South Dakota and featured activists from Standing Rock and other indigenous tribes as well […]

NYU professor speaks about ‘Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora’ in Queer Theory Lecture Series event

Gayatri Gopinath, associate professor from the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, gave a talk titled “Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora,” as part of the annual Queer Theory Lecture Series on Oct. 27 at the Alumnae Lounge. The event was co-sponsored by the LGBT Center and the Consortium of […]

RCD hosts workshop on colonialism and indigenous studies

Approximately 50 students and faculty gathered with scholars and indigenous nation members to discuss native art, colonialism and indigeneity as part of the third annual workshop held by the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora (RCD) last Friday in Sophia Gordon Hall. The event, titled “Native American and Indigenous Studies, Colonialism and the University,” was RCD’s primary project […]

Roberto Gonzales gives Common Reading Program lecture

Roberto Gonzales, author of this year’s Common Reading Book “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America,” gave a lecture at Cohen Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Students and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. […]

University-wide task force to review student mental health and resources

A new university-wide task force dedicated to student mental health is being launched this fall, according to an email announcement from University President Anthony Monaco on Sept. 9. The task force will be co-chaired by Monaco and Paul Summergrad, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Tufts School of Medicine and psychiatrist-in-chief at the Tufts Medical Center. […]

Queer Chinese filmmaker Popo Fan discusses work, life

Popo Fan, a queer filmmaker and activist in China, held a film screening and discussion Tuesday, Sept. 20 at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The event was jointly hosted by Fletcher LGBTQA and the Tufts China Club. Patrick Schena, adjunct assistant professor at The Fletcher School and an associate-in-research at the Fairbank Center […]