Jessica Blough

Jessica Blough is the Editor in Chief at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying International Relations and can be reached at

Letter from the editor to the Class of 2023

To our newest readers, I’m probably not the first to welcome you to campus; that was the responsibility of your pre-orientation leader, or your FYA or whoever wrote your acceptance letter when it made its way into your mailbox. But I hope that does not make this welcome seem any less genuine. I am glad […]

Q&A: President Monaco addresses housing, Sackler controversy, university budget

The Tufts Daily sat down with University President Anthony Monaco to discuss this year’s events at Tufts. The Tufts Daily (TD): What are some of the major triumphs and challenges that Tufts has faced this year? Anthony Monaco (AM): Overall, it’s been a very good year for Tufts University. On the undergraduate level, accomplishments are […]

Pelosi, Clark, Pressley, Trahan talk early education, child care at ‘Speaker in the House’ series

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Representatives Katherine Clark, Ayanna Pressley and Lori Trahan came to Tufts to speak about early education and child care during a Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life panel discussion at Breed Memorial Hall on May 3, following their visit to the Eliot-Pearson Children’s […]

Events on the Hill — Week of April 22

MONDAY “Eleanor Acer at Tufts: The Refugee Crisis in Central America” Details: Director of Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection program Eleanor Acer will give a talk on the U.S. response to the Central American refugee crisis at an event co-hosted by Tufts International Development, Tufts Amnesty International and Tufts Latin American Committee. Where and when: […]

Events on the Hill — Week of April 15

TUESDAY “Opioid Crisis Speak Out and Cannon Painting” Details: Newly formed group Sack Sackler will invite students and Tufts community members to share their stories of being impacted by the opioid crisis and addiction, followed by painting the cannon. Where and when: The Cannon; 8:45–10 p.m. WEDNESDAY “Edible Insect Festival @ Tufts” Details: The Tufts […]

Events on the Hill — Week of April 8

MONDAY Black Solidarity with Palestine: Futures of Freedom Details: As the final installment of Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) Israeli Apartheid Week, SJP will host an event on black and Palestinian solidarity, featuring speakers Noura Erakat and Khury Petersen-Smith. Where and when: Braker Hall 001; 4:30–6:30 p.m. TUESDAY Data for Progress: Numbers & the New Left Details: Writer and activist Sean […]

Events on the Hill — Week of April 1

MONDAY “Distinguished Speaker Series: Eboo Patel” Details: For this semester’s final installment of the Distinguished Speaker Series, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and the University Chaplaincy will host interfaith activist Eboo Patel for a conversation on cooperation among individuals with diverse beliefs. This event is the University Chaplaincy’s annual Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life. […]

Nicholas Kristof discusses immigration, journalism at Hillel-sponsored lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof presented a lecture on immigration largely focusing on individual narratives yesterday night for the annual Tufts Hillel Merrin Moral Voices Lecture. The event, titled “Covering Immigration In The Trump Era: An Evening With Award Winning New York Times Journalist Nicholas Kristof,” filled Cohen Auditorium to over half its capacity. Kristof, who […]

Events on the Hill — Week of March 25

MONDAY “Navigating the Internship/Job Search” Details: In the job and internship search season, the Women’s Center will host Tufts Career Center directors Donna Esposito and Saqi Mehta for a discussion on how to navigate the job search. All identities are welcome. Where and when: Women’s Center; 12–1 p.m. TUESDAY “An Evening with New York Times Journalist Nicholas Kristof” Details: Tufts Hillel will […]

Events on the Hill — Week of March 11

MONDAY “On Climate Change, We’re Toast. And if we don’t get serious now, probably burnt toast.” Details: Carnegie Mellon University Professor Granger Morgan, whose research centers around climate change, public policy and environmental systems, will host a discussion on climate change sponsored by the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. Where and when: Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 702; 5:30 p.m. TUESDAY “Distinguished Speaker Series: Jeff Flake” […]