Jillian Rolnick is a contributing writer at the Daily. Jillian is a first-year who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at jillian.rolnick@tufts.edu.


Merchant to serve as Tufts’ new Muslim Chaplain

Abdul-Malik Merchant has begun his role as the new Muslim chaplain for the Tufts University Chaplaincy. While at Tufts, he also will continue to serve in his current position as the Associate Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), a mosque and community center in Roxbury that serves around 1,500 congregants. According […]


After Community Day, Tufts organizations prepare for inaugural OUTREACH Day

Disclaimer: Mitch Lee is a staff writer at the Tufts Daily. Lee was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.  Tufts will host its first full-scale OUTREACH Day, a day of service in the area around Tufts aimed at introducing first-year students to service opportunities at Tufts and connecting them with the […]


Group of Six reflects on a year of change

The Group of Six, a collection of six centers that provides resources and outlets for students considering their social identities, according to the Tufts student life website, has undergone several changes in leadership and structure over the past year. The Group of Six is made up of the Latino Center, Africana Center, LGBT Center, Women’s […]


Student theater groups revise code of conduct regarding consent, conflict resolution

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Torn Ticket II and the umbrella organization of which it is a member, Pen, Paint, & Pretzels (3Ps), have updated their student codes of conduct to include guidelines on consent and conduct, according to Torn Ticket II President Claire Mieher. Mieher, a senior, said that the purpose of the code of conduct […]


Women’s Center Symposium discusses feminism, labor through art, literature

The annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture was held on Friday, Feb. 22, in the Crane Room. The four-hour event, themed “Divisions/Revisions of Labor,” tackled the meaning of modern labor, beyond the traditional definition, and dealt with topics including gendered and emotional labor. Jessica Mitzner, a graduate assistant at the Women’s Center who organized the event, said she […]


Greek organizations host spring rush, adjust to changes in requirements

More than a year following the release of the findings of a months-long investigation into Greek life on campus and the subsequent reforms to build a more inclusive Greek community, members of Tufts fraternities and sororities have mixed opinions on the effectiveness of the new rules. Nikolas Camp, president of Delta Tau Delta (DTD), criticized university […]


Art crime expert speaks on potential, ethical challenges of digital preservation

The same technology that has introduced innovative methods in the fight against art destruction has also introduced new ethical dilemmas, one of America’s preeminent art crime professors told Tufts community members at an event on Wednesday night. Erin Thompson, associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of […]


Lawrence Memorial Hospital closes emergency room, extends urgent care hours

MelroseWakefield Healthcare announced that it will be closing the emergency room at Medford’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) but extending the hours of the hospital’s urgent care services, according to an email sent to LMH staff by MelroseWakefield CEO Sue Sandberg. While LMH serves students treated by Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS), the closure will not affect TEMS procedure, […]


CIRCLE predicts historic youth turnout in 2018 midterms

Preliminary findings released by the Center for Information Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life show that youth turnout for the 2018 midterm elections increased by 10 percent from the 2014 midterm, according to Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of CIRCLE. In a call with the media on Nov. […]


CIRCLE finds young people more civically engaged than ever

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life released a series of findings recently that suggest that young people are more engaged in the upcoming midterm elections than perhaps ever before. The results, three sets of which have been released to the […]


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