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]

Make-up class day added to end of semester

Tufts will hold an additional day of classes on Tuesday, May 2 for the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering (AS&E) to compensate for two snow days this semester, according to an email announcement sent to the Tufts community on March 28. For all AS&E students, reading period will take place on […]

Events on the Hill – Week of March 27

MONDAY “A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture” Details: Michelle Joan Wilkinson, a curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will speak about the museum for the Margaret Henderson Floyd Lecture. Wilkinson co-curated an exhibition at the museum also entitled “A […]

Somerville included on ICE list of sanctuary cities

Somerville, along with four other cities and towns in Massachusetts, was listed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as a jurisdiction that limits cooperation with federal law enforcement authorities to detain undocumented immigrants, as part of an ICE report released March 20. This designation is part of ICE’s first Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report, which […]

Kenya Barris to speak at this year’s Commencement

Screenwriter Kenya Barris will address the Class of 2017 at the Commencement ceremony on May 21. Barris serves as the creator and executive producer of “Black-ish,” (2014-present). The show centers on an affluent African-American family, and it addresses topics such as family dynamics, racial identity and politics. The family documented in “Black-ish” is partially based on the […]

Tufts campus deals with power outages

Much of the Medford/Somerville campus and the surrounding neighborhoods lost electricity for part of the day on Tuesday afternoon as a result of the nor’easter sweeping through New England. According to a Tufts Alert, the power outage affected most of Medford, which caused much of the Tufts campus to lose power. The outages in Medford began […]

Events on the Hill: Week of March 13

MONDAY “Making the Colombian California“ Details: Political anthropologist Winifred Tate from Colby College will give a talk about settler colonialism in Colombia, based on her fieldwork in the nation. Where and When: Fung House (48 Professors Row); 12 p.m. Sponsors: Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora; Department of Anthropology; Latin American Studies Program […]

Events on the Hill: Week of March 6

MONDAY “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide“ Details: Emory University Professor Carol Anderson will discuss her book, which documents the roots of systemic racism in the United States and how it is fueled in part by white backlash. The event is this year’s Africana Studies Distinguished Lecture. Where and When: Breed Memorial Hall; […]

LGBT Center names new director

Tufts has appointed Hope Denese Freeman the new director of the LGBT Center. Freeman will begin her role as director on March 13, according to an announcement to the Tufts community. “I am looking forward to learning from everyone on how I can be a strong resource in the LGBT Center,” Freeman said in the announcement. […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 27

MONDAY “Merrin Moral Voices Keynote: Marian Wright Edelman” Details: Children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman will speak as part of the annual Merrin Moral Voices series. Edelman is the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar, the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 21

TUESDAY “Taking Control of the Permanent War State” Details: Gareth Porter, an investigative journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, will give a talk about U.S. foreign policy and defense strategy, particularly under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Where and When: Anderson Hall, Room 112; 7 p.m. Sponsors: Toupin-Bolwell Fund, Peace Action Chapter at Tufts and Tufts […]