Jessica Blough

Jessica Blough is the Executive News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying International Relations and can be reached at

Students seek answers after being denied entry to Senior Harbor Cruise

As many as 20 students were denied entry to the Senior’s Boston Harbor Cruise, organized by Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC), on Sept. 22, for what some of these students claim were unclear and seemingly arbitrary reasons, according to two students who were not allowed to board. The Office for Campus Life (OCL) is currently in […]

WiCS to host second annual Women in Tech conference

The second annual Tufts Women in Technology (WiT) conference will take place Saturday in the Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex at 574 Boston Ave. from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event, which is hosted by Tufts Women in Computer Science (WiCS), will feature lectures and workshops led by guest speakers, a career fair, and opportunities for networking […]

Author Linda Nathan discusses new book, higher education accessibility

Author and educator Linda Nathan gave a talk on her latest book, “When Grit Isn’t Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-all Promise” in the Olin Center’s Laminan Lounge on Thursday night. The Department of Education-sponsored talk focused on how the themes Nathan examines in the book and in her research relate to the […]

SMFA at Tufts concludes its second year

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA at Tufts) has just completed its second year of operation since being acquired by Tufts in June 2016. Over the past year, the administration has hired full-time faculty, improved resources for SMFA at Tufts students and worked on integrating the students and cultures of the Medford/Somerville and Fenway campuses. When […]

Jacqueline Chen, Adam Rapfogel announce candidacies for TCU President

Today, Tufts students of all class years have the opportunity to cast their votes for next year’s Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate President. Juniors Jacqueline Chen and Adam Rapfogel are running for the position. Both announced their candidacies last Thursday, April 19. Chen is currently the TCU Historian, and she has served on TCU Senate for three years. Her sophomore […]

Deans explain tuition increases for 2018–2019 school year

Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu announced in a March 29 email that Tufts students could expect tuition to rise to $70,941 for the 2018–2019 academic year, a 3.76 percent increase from this year’s tuition. According to Glaser, rising costs are an expected part of running a university, and […]

‘It Happens Here’ projects voices of sexual assault survivors’

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence. Twenty-four students read 24 narratives of sexual assault, abuse and harassment in Cohen Auditorium last night at the fifth annual It Happens Here event. Some of the narratives were read by the students who wrote them and others were read by volunteers — which were which was not specified. The event […]

Tracy Heather Strain delivers annual Voices from the Edge lecture

The Experimental College (ExCollege) hosted its fourth Voices from the Edge annual speaker series last night in Barnum 008. This year’s speaker was Tracy Heather Strain, documentary maker and writer most known for her documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” which centers on the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry. The Voices from the Edge series began as part […]

Students, staff, administration respond to TUPD counterterrorism training

Two hundred and one members of the Tufts community, including 39 faculty and staff members, 111 students, 47 alumni and four community members, signed a letter addressed to University President Anthony Monaco, outgoing Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris, Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Director of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES) Kevin Maguire that expressed their concern […]

Thirty-Third annual EPIIC Symposium engages with globalization, technology, mass atrocities

Last week, the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) hosted its Norris and Margery Bendetson Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) International Symposium, titled “Is the Liberal World Order Ending?” The symposium is organized by students in the EPIIC class under the guidance of Director of the IGL Abi Williams, a professor of the practice at international […]