Jillian Collins

Jill Collins is the Executive Features Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying environmental health engineering. Jill can be reached at [email protected]


Seniors share college wisdom with first-years

Your new white sneakers are demolished from orientation week floors, the pre-orientation group chat is no longer active and you now have a take on the Carm vs. Dewick debate. Now what? Classes are starting and the daunting feeling of four years at Tufts might be creeping up on you. No need to fret; every […]


From roommates to best friends: Stories of seniors who lived with their first-year roommates throughout college

As the school year comes to a close, many goodbyes are in order. For a lucky few seniors, changing roommates was never necessary. Now they are facing the harsh reality of saying goodbye to the only roommate they’ve ever known.  Here are the stories of Anna Joseph and Ruby Belle Booth, Cole Taylor and Harsh […]


Fighting the social-technical divide in undergraduate engineering

In addition to the original computer coding-based content in the course ES 2, there will be new content on social justice issues. Instead of only professors leading the course, equity learning assistants are coming into the classrooms and facilitating conversations around these topics.


Standardized tests were never a standard: Impact of Tufts Admissions going test-optional

While the test-optional policy was originally brought on by COVID-19, it has sparked other conversations around college admissions. Professors and students on campus are questioning the legitimacy of these tests. Erin Seaton, co-director of educational studies, favors this new policy and explains the inequities behind standardized tests. 


Students turn towards the classroom to learn about the US Election

In an ode to election season, classes in various disciplines are being held this semester on the topic of the election. Students are given the opportunity to apply their education directly to what is happening in the U.S. government and in the media.


Tufts groups continue preparing for 2020 US presidential election

With an unprecedented presidential election just around the corner, emotions are running high on campus. Tufts groups have been hard at work since last spring, preparing campus for this influential election season. All hands are on deck.


First year to Senior year: Roommates face hard goodbyes after 4 years living together

This graduation season brings varied emotions to all seniors as they look back on their four years spent at Tufts. However, some seniors also have to say goodbye to the only roommate they have ever known. For these seniors, their first year roommate was integral to their college experience and supported them all four years.  […]


Jumbo Days to Jumbo Month: Tufts Admissions creates virtual experience for Class of 2024

For many, the spring of senior year in high school is filled with the excitement and uneasiness that comes with choosing a college. During this time, students decide where they want to spend the next four years. For some that means traveling to campuses for accepted student days. However, this time around is quite different. […]


Tufts groups begin preparations for election night 2020

Four years ago, Tufts was not ready for the outcome of the presidential election and the impact it had on the community. Students and faculty were shocked by the results, and the school didn’t have the resources to support people in their reactions. Coming into this year’s elections, multiple campus groups are collaborating to plan […]


New CDAs and FYAs build community midyear

‘Hey, I’m locked out of my room. I’m also really missing home. Where’s 574? Sorry, I trashed the common room, again. What’s the Joey schedule?’ These are just a few of the many situations that student staff in the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) are faced with. Yet, when vacancies arise, there are […]


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