Jenna Buckle is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in sociology. She can be reached at

Youth Lagoon enchants crowd with dreamy set

When 24-year-old Trevor Powers took the stage at Cambridge’s The Sinclair on Tuesday night – his trademark curls draped haphazardly across his face – it was apparent how far he’s come in just two years. Powers, who performs under the stage name Youth Lagoon, first broke into the music scene in 2011 with his debut […]

Office of Equal Opportunity set for move from Ballou

  The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) will relocate this summer from the first floor of Ballou Hall to 196 Boston Avenue, with the intention of increasing meeting space and the privacy of the office. The off-campus move will also accommodate the expansion of the OEO staff, including the hiring of an Americans with Disabilities […]

Health plan expands to include gender reassignment surgery

  The university’s student health insurance plan starting next academic year will offer new benefits for transgender students, expanding coverage to include both hormone treatments and gender reassignment surgery. This will make Tufts the 38th college or university in the country to cover hormones and surgeries for transgender students, according to Senior Director of Health […]

University to repurpose Boston Ave. facilities, resident artisans must move

  University plans to remake a Tufts-owned building at 574 Boston Ave. into teaching and office space will result in the May 31 eviction of its current residents, a community of artisans who have run their businesses there for over two decades. Tenants on Nov. 30 received a notice from Walnut Hill Properties, Tufts’ non-academic […]

Strategic planning process concludes first phase

The administration this month released the Prelude to the Strategic Plan in an effort to further engage the Tufts community in the university?wide strategic planning initiative that launched last October, Tufts: The Next 10 Years (T10). The 40?page prelude document outlines the findings of seven working groups, four core committees and a steering committee during […]

Campus Sustainability Council releases draft report

  The Campus Sustainability Council earlier this month released a draft report that outlines recommendations for the university to improve sustainability on campus. University President Anthony Monaco created the council, which is comprised of faculty, administrators and students, in January 2012. The council’s three working groups address campus operations related to energy and emissions, waste […]

ResLife tables one-year living policy for specialty houses

Following a meeting with representatives from the Arts Haus and the Crafts House earlier this month, the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) has decided to defer a policy that would have prevented students from living in one of the universitys 15 Special Interest Houses for more than one year. Discussion about possible revisions […]

With Senate support, medical amnesty push moves ahead

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate at its meeting on Feb. 24 unanimously approved a project to push for the addition of clauses to the universitys alcohol policy eliminating university judicial consequences for students who receive treatment from Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) for intoxication and for those who call TEMS. The proposed Good Samaritan […]

BlackOut wins top prize at annual Williams step competition

  All-male step team BlackOut took home first place at Williams College’s annual Steady Steppin’ Forward Step Competition this Saturday. The victory follows the team’s second-place finish at last year’s show, according to BlackOut co-captain Drew Nu?±ez-Bibby. The team has garnered a total of five wins in the past eight years performing at Williams. “I’m […]

ResLife to enforce one-year Special Interest Houses limit

  The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) has this semester notified residents of Special Interest Houses – including the Crafts House, the Arts Haus and the culture houses – that the university will begin enforcing a policy barring students from living in one of Tufts’ 15 culture or language houses for more than […]