Kat Grellman is a News Editor for the Tufts Daily. She is a senior and can be reached at [email protected]

Tisch College releases Distinguished Speaker Series lineup

Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Donna Brazile, former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and interfaith leader Eboo Patel will speak at Tufts University this semester as part of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. According to the Tisch College website, Brazile will speak on Feb. 5, Flake will speak […]

Student-led initiative builds digital libraries in Ecuador

The Tufts International Development (TID) Ecuador team’s KoomBook digital library program was selected by Davis Projects for Peace as one of 16 outstanding projects from the summer of 2018, according to senior Cristina da Gama, one of the leaders of the Ecuador team. Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative that encourages grassroots projects which […]

Faculty departure highlights Earth and Ocean Sciences’ concerns

Jacob Benner, a senior lecturer in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS), left Tufts this summer after accepting a position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, according to EOS Professor Jack Ridge. Benner’s departure has left Tufts’ relatively small EOS department short-staffed. Benner’s scheduled fall semester course, “Historical Geology and Paleontology,” was canceled, and his spring semester course, titled “Geological Applications of GIS,” will […]

Part-time faculty union members vote to ratify five-year contract

The tentative agreement for a new contract reached earlier this month between part-time lecturers and the School of Arts and Sciences was ratified by a huge majority on Oct. 25, according to Andy Klatt, lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages and member of the part-time faculty’s bargaining committee. The ratification was almost unanimous, Patricia DiSilvio, […]

Tufts begins replacing Trunk and TUSK with Canvas across all campuses

Tufts has begun a three-year transition this fall to Canvas, a new learning management system (LMS) that will replace Trunk and Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK).  The new system has already been implemented at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the School of the Museum of Fine […]

Tentative agreement reached between part-time faculty and administration, walkout cancelled

Today’s walkout in support of part-time faculty was cancelled after the faculty bargaining committee and the School of Arts and Sciences reached a tentative five-year agreement for a new contract. This deal follows months of negotiations for part-time faculty members’ second union contract, according to Andy Klatt, a lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages and member of the bargaining […]

Students, faculty rally in support of a contract for part-time faculty

This morning, Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) led a march of around 25 students from the Res Quad to 200 Boston Ave., where negotiations are taking place between administrators and part-time lecturers to renew their collective bargaining agreement. Once outside the building, part-time lecturers on the bargaining committee took a break from the meeting to join and address […]

Office of the Provost launches Bridging Differences Initiative to encourage open dialogue on campus

The Office of the Provost launched the Bridging Differences Initiative this fall to encourage people with “profoundly different” points of view to openly discuss their thoughts and opinions. The initiative, led by Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris and Chief Diversity Officer Amy Freeman, is aimed towards creating a strategy to engage meaningfully with difficult topics on campus, […]

Tufts researchers discover way to improve eye implants in tadpoles

A team of researchers at Tufts caused tadpoles to process information using eyes grafted onto their tails after the tadpoles were treated with a human-approved migraine drug, according to Michael Levin, a professor in the Department of Biology and director of Tufts’ Allen Discovery Center. The original study, which Levin conducted alongside postdoctoral associate Douglas […]

New student publication looks to shine spotlight on arts at Tufts

Currents Magazine, a new arts-centered magazine, will release its first issue on both the Medford/Somerville and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) campuses this month, according to cofounder and SMFA dual-degree student Lily Pisano. Pisano, a first-year, founded the magazine with fellow first-years and SMFA dual-degree students Georgia Oldham and Polina Pittell. Funding […]