Joe Walsh is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior majoring in international relations, and he can be contacted at [email protected]

Tufts appoints new IGL director

Abi Williams has been named the new director of the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL), beginning on July 1. He was also appointed as Professor of the Practice of International Politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Williams‘ term will follow Founding Director Sherman Teichman’s three decades as IGL head, which ended with his retirement in May […]

Benya Kraus elected TCU President

Junior Benya Kraus was elected Tufts Community Union (TCU) President for the next academic year, following online elections yesterday. Kraus, currently the Diversity and Community Affairs Officer in TCU Senate, ran unopposed in the election. Kraus won 70.96 percent of the 699 votes cast, with 19.31 percent for write-in candidates and 8.58 percent abstaining, according to TCU […]

Events on the Hill — Week of April 24

MONDAY “Peace in the Middle East? One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration” Details: Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, Spain’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and the European Union’s former Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process for seven years, is speaking at Tufts for an event hosted by the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL). Where and When: Alumnae […]

Richard Haass proposes strategies for modern U.S. foreign policy dilemmas

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a longtime diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, gave his perspective on several critical areas of contemporary American foreign policy in a discussion with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Dean James Stavridis. Sophomore Eva Kahan, a member of the Education for […]

Events on the Hill – Week of April 18

TUESDAY “The World in Disarray” Details: Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, a former diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, is participating in a conversation with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Dean James Stavridis. Where and When: ASEAN Auditorium; 3 p.m. Sponsors: The Fletcher School, Institute for Global Leadership and the International Relations […]

TCU Senate members elected for next year

Several new members were elected to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, the Committee on Student Life (CSL) and TCU Judiciary after an online election Wednesday, according to an announcement from TCU Elections Commission (ECOM). In addition, a runoff election will be held today for the Class of 2020. Voter participation for this year’s election was 28.73 percent, […]

Academics discuss environmental policy, research at Nexus Symposium

Students, faculty and researchers explored the intersections of energy, food, health and climate science at the Tufts-Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Nexus Symposium yesterday. The symposium commemorated 10 years of collaboration between SEI and the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE). The event began with remarks by University President Anthony Monaco, TIE Director and Professor of Civil and […]

Events on the Hill – Week of April 10

MONDAY “Federalism in the Era of Climate Change“ Details: Samantha Medlock, former senior advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budget and deputy director for climate preparedness of the White House Council on Environmental Quality during President Barack Obama‘s tenure, will speak about the role of the federal government in climate change and natural […]

Events on the Hill – Week of April 3

MONDAY “The Politics of Human Rights” Details: Judith Butler, a philosopher studying feminist theory and a professor at University of California, Berkeley, will give a speech about the nature of human rights throughout history through a postcolonial, critical legal studies and political thought lens. Where and When: Alumnae Lounge; 5:30 p.m. Sponsors: Mellon Sawyer Seminar in […]

Tufts releases admissions decisions for Class of 2021

UPDATE: A previous version of this article contained an statistic incorrectly reported to the Daily by the Office of Admissions. The article initially reported that 36 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2021 applied for need-based financial aid, but the actual number is 48 percent. Tufts received a record number of applications for […]