Jessie Newman

Jessie Newman is the executive features editor for The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying International Relations. She can be reached at jessica.newman@tufts.edu


Tufts students launch startup offering long-distance shared rides

CarTrek is one of the newest entrepreneurial efforts coming from Tufts, specifically from a team of four students who brought an idea for a class project to life. The company offers a long-distance carpooling service, connecting drivers with riders going in the same direction for trips between one and five hours. Junior Olive Baerde developed the […]


The people behind ‘The Tufts Daily’

Editor’s note: The Daily’s editorial board acknowledges that this article is premised on a conflict of interest. This article is a special feature for Daily Week 2018 that does not represent the Daily’s standard journalistic practices. Tufts is the smallest university in the country to have a daily newspaper. With the complexity of such an […]


Picante Taqueria opens on Boston Avenue

Picante Taqueria, a Mexican restaurant located at 352 Boston Ave., next to Tamper Cafe and the Campus Mini Mart, is a new restaurant owned by Edgardo and Jessica Morales. The restaurant opened in July. Edgardo has over 26 years of experience in the restaurant business, starting as a dishwasher and moving his way up to prep chef, line […]


Campus events, TUPD counterterrorism training spark dialogue about immigration, undocumented persons

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series about how the Tufts and Medford/Somerville communities have rallied in support of undocumented immigrants and students. The first part has been posted online. Numerous events have been hosted on campus this past year to raise awareness regarding the experiences of immigrants with undocumented experiences. Tufts United […]


Campus, local groups organize around DACA, undocumented students

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series about how the Tufts and Medford/Somerville communities have rallied in support of undocumented immigrants and students. The United States has always had a complicated relationship with immigration. Most recently, President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, from the travel ban to his crackdown on immigrants […]


Students gain insight, get politically active by working on state, national campaigns

As American politics have evolved, political campaigns have become larger and more expensive. One aspect of campaigns that has expanded is the network of staffers, fellows and volunteers. According to a Dec. 31, 2015 Politico article, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign employed around 89,000 volunteers. This form of political participation is very present among Tufts undergraduates. […]


Q&A: Professor Jeffrey Berry talks about partisan politics and government shutdowns

Jeffrey Berry is the John Richard Skuse Professor of political science at Tufts. He focuses on urban government, American politics, media and nonprofits. Berry spoke to the Daily on the recent government shutdown, as well as on how the current trend of partisanship and gridlock in Congress has been growing since the 1960s. The Tufts […]


Students with undocumented status share fears, calls for action

This is the second part of a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. All students and people mentioned in this article who have undocumented citizenship status are referred to by their first name only due to concerns for their safety. On Sept. 5, just hours after Tufts’ first day of classes began, Attorney General […]


As DACA repeal looms, Tufts’ undocumented students face setbacks, insecurity

This is the first part of a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. All students and people mentioned in this article who have undocumented citizenship status are referred to by their first name only due to concerns for their safety. On Sept. 5, just hours after Tufts’ first day of classes began, Attorney […]


Tufts students, professors discuss North Korea nuclear situation

This summer, the North Korean regime claimed to have launched a successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, leading intelligence officials to project for a North Korean ICBMs with nuclear capability by 2018, according to a July 27 CBS article. This information has been circulating for the past couple of months, escalating both regional and global fears. Countries and individuals vary in their […]


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