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

Events on the Hill — Week of Feb. 25

MONDAY “Girl Talk Theatre” Details: The Boston-based female empowerment group will put on a performance, including an opportunity for “Talk Back,” and a toiletries drive for homeless women. Where and when: Balch Arena Theater; 12–1 p.m. TUESDAY “TFG Speaker Series — Sue Decker” Details: The Tufts Financial Group (TFG) will host Sue Decker (A ’84) as […]

Tufts community responds to antisemitic flyers at open forum

The Tufts community grappled with hatred on campus in an open forum at the Interfaith Center yesterday, the latest in a series of university responses to last week’s antisemitic incident at the Granoff Family Hillel Center. On Tuesday morning, Rabbi Naftali Brawer, Neubauer executive director of Tufts Hillel, discovered over two dozen posters plastered on the […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 18

TUESDAY “Distinguished Speaker Series: Donna Brazile” Details: As their first Distinguished Speaker of the semester, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will invite Donna Brazile, political strategist and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, to speak on the state of politics and the looming presidential election. Where and when: ASEAN Auditorium; 6:30 p.m. […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Feb. 11

TUESDAY “Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons” Details: Silvia Federici, a professor emerita at Hofstra University who co-founded the International Feminist Collective, the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and the Wages for Housework campaign, will discuss her new book, “Re-Enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons” (2018). Where and when: ASEAN […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Feb. 4

MONDAY “Civic Life Lunch — The Turnout Gap: Race & Voter Turnout” Details: Political scientist Bernard Fraga will discuss his latest book, “The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America,” at this event, which is part of the Civic Life Lunch series hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of  Civic Life. Where and […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Jan. 28

MONDAY “Write for Rights: AmnesTEA” Details: Tufts Amnesty International and The Rez will collaborate to support four women activists through a letter-signing campaign. Tea will be served at the event.  Where and when: Mayer Campus Center; 10–2 p.m. TUESDAY “The Flip Side, a film by Val Wang” Details: Author and filmmaker Val Wang will present her documentary […]

Blackface photo prompts condemnation from Tufts administration, community

The Tufts administration and community spoke out yesterday in response to an Instagram photo of a student in blackface that was circulated on social media. On Wednesday night, a senior posted a selfie on their personal Instagram story in which the student was wearing a black face mask, a black sweatshirt and sunglasses, captioned “Yeezy 2020.” […]

Dining Services considers combining JumboCash, Rhino Bucks systems

Tufts Dining Services is exploring the option of combining the JumboCash and Rhino Bucks campus currency systems into a system that would allow students to manage their campus currency on a single card, according to Patti Klos, director of Dining and Business Services. Klos said that this process would entail combining the Tufts ID and the […]

Dining workers, students lead demonstrations to address harassment claims

Dining workers and student activists protested treatment of Tufts Dining Services employees in a series of demonstrations last week centered around claims that Christine Tringale, a night cook supervisor at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, experienced verbal harassment and retaliation for comments she made in an Oct. 29 article in the Tufts Observer. In the article, which also featured quotes from other […]

Arts and Sciences graduate students ratify first contract in unanimous vote

Graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) unanimously voted to ratify their first contract with the administration Thursday, making Tufts the third private university in the United States to have a recognized graduate student union under contract.  Voting took place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mayer Campus Center, after […]