Jessica Blough

Jessica Blough is the investigative editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying international relations. Jessica can be reached at [email protected]

Soundtrack to the End of the World: Your ‘Mirrorball’

The purpose of this column is to explore where we find and have found musical comfort while still submerged in this pandemic. Each week will feature a new guest and a new set of music picks. These are songs that have eased anxiety, comforted in moments of isolation, echoed the moments of fear and of hope.

Tufts revises Title IX, Sexual Misconduct Policy

The revision of the Title IX Policy and Sexual Misconduct Policy follows federal requirements that all U.S. universities that receive government funding alter their policies concerning sexual misconduct.

Faculty react to wage and salary freeze, budget deficit

Staff and faculty will experience a wage and salary freeze next year as the university halts most raises in response to a major budget deficit.  The wage and salary freeze, announced on April 14 in an email to university employees, halts both merit cycle increases and those related to increases in the cost of living, […]

Tufts anticipates significant budget deficit from COVID-19 costs

Tufts expects to come in drastically over budget this fiscal year due to an estimated $15 million in unexpected costs and lost revenue resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Administrators estimate that costs associated with the pandemic could rise to over $50 million next fiscal year. In response to the unexpected costs, the university will suspend […]

S.1401 seeks to make Massachusetts a safe community, December hearing date set

The Safe Communities Act, or S.1401, a bill currently making its way through the Massachusetts House of Representatives, stipulates that law enforcement shall not question people about their immigration status and that people taken into custody may only be interviewed about their immigration status after giving their written consent. According to the bill, these people […]

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 […]