Jesse Najarro is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a French and Community Health major and can be reached at jesse.najarro@tufts.edu.


Current, former employees raise concerns about working environment in Carmichael Dining Center 

Earlier this month, Linda Furgala, a former Carmichael Dining Center employee who was fired and then reinstated two days later by Tufts Dining in April of this year, left her position. Furgala, along with other current and former employees of Carmichael, have raised concerns about workplace environment and poor management. Furgala explained that she resigned as a result […]


ResLife designates multi-stall bathrooms in Carmichael as gender-specific, following confusion

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) has designated all multi-stall restrooms in Carmichael Hall as gender-specific, and all single-stall restrooms as gender-neutral. The change was announced in a Sept. 19 email from ResLife, according to Community Development Advisors (CDAs) Jayanth Dabbi and Nick Kamkari. This decision came after confusion arose at the beginning of the school year about which […]


Tufts continues mentoring program for non-pre-orientation participants and first-gen students

This past summer, 248 first-year and new students signed up to participate in Tufts’ Mentor Collective, according to Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising Robert Mack. The Mentor Collective is a program run by the university that connects students who, for the most part, do not participate in a pre-orientation program and/or who identify […]


Rubén Stern to leave role as director of Latino Center

Latino Center Director Rubén Salinas Stern will retire this August after working at Tufts for 24 years, according to an email sent to the Latinx community on April 6. Stern explained that he made the decision to retire for several personal reasons and after realizing that it was hard to remain energized in such a bustling environment and atypical […]


Tufts hosts national conference for first-generation students

About 200 students from across the country came to Tufts over the weekend for the nonprofit Class Action’s fifth annual First Generation College Student Summit, according to Class Action Executive Director Anne Phillips and Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising Robert Mack. The annual summit was a part of Class Action’s mission to uncover classism and uplift the voices of […]


Tobacco Free initiative to survey Tufts community

Tufts Tobacco Free, a campus initiative that is looking to make the Medford/Somerville campus tobacco-free, plans to survey the Tufts community about its proposed tobacco ban, according to Jennifer Allen, a professor of community health and faculty consultant for Tufts Tobacco Free. The idea for the initiative was conceived four years ago in an Introduction to Community […]


Institute for Global Leadership hosts 32nd EPIIC Symposium

The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) hosted its 32nd annual Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Symposium this past weekend in ASEAN Auditorium. The theme of this year’s symposium was “The World of Tomorrow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century.” Sophomore Leif Monnett, a member of EPIIC’s six-member planning committee said that members of the planning committee […]


Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund awards grants to organizations in host communities

The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) has awarded $19,046 in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations in the Medford, Somerville, Grafton, Chinatown, Fenway and Mission Hill neighborhoods, according to a Jan. 13 news release. TNSF was created in 1995 by the managing committee of the Tufts Community Appeal, an annual charitable campaign with a goal of demonstrating faculty and […]


Community members fight to address airplane noise from Logan Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) released a statement on Oct. 7 announcing that they would explore changing flight paths out of Boston Logan International Airport due to noise complaints from residents in Somerville, Medford, Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Watertown and Winchester. According to Boston West Fair Skies, an advocacy group that deals with airplane […]


Tufts alum receives Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded President of Colombia and Former Fletcher Fulbright Scholar Juan Manuel Santos the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 on Oct. 7. Santos was awarded the prize for his efforts to end the country’s civil war. “The president himself has made it clear that he will continue to work for peace right […]


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