Kathleen Schmidt
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Kathleen Schmidt is the editor-in-chief of The Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in international relations and French. She can be reached at kathleencschmidt@gmail.com.


Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2013 to 2014 The Class […]


President Monaco discusses Greek life crises, political activism

Toward the end of a complicated, eventful and occasionally tumultuous academic year, University President Anthony Monaco met with the Daily to share his thoughts on the year as a whole and discuss plans for next year. The Tufts Daily (TD): What do you think were some of the most significant accomplishments of yours and at Tufts this year? […]


Letter from the editor

Dear members of the Tufts community, Today, as we celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2017, we look both to what lies ahead and what we’ve left behind. As a graduating senior who has devoted her last year of school to this publication, reflecting on the Daily’s work is a personal experience. This is simultaneously […]


T-Pain cancels Spring Fling appearance, Tinashe to headline

T-Pain will no longer be performing at this year’s Spring Fling concert due to a “personal obligation that cannot be avoided.” According to Assistant Director for Campus Life John Wescott, T-Pain’s agent Taylor Schultz informed Wescott of the cancellation in an email at 7 p.m. last night, clarifying that the obligation was T-Pain’s son’s birthday. Tinashe, originally set […]


Letter from the editor: Introducing our columnists

Dear Daily readers, Today is an important day for both you, our readers, and those of us who spend our nights and early mornings in the basement office producing the paper you’re now holding. Today is the day we start daily production, meaning you’ll wake up each morning secure in the knowledge that there will […]


Late-night study hours

Tisch Library, Edward Ginn Library and Eaton Hall will each be offering extended late night study hours during reading period and finals week this semester. Tisch Library: began Dec. 11, ends Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. Sunday: general hours 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., extended study until 6 a.m. Monday-Thursday: general hours 8 a.m. to 1 […]


White House aide David Simas calls for engagement, empathy

David Simas, special assistant to President Barack Obama and director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, spoke to a group of about 25 people in Dowling Hall yesterday during the last of the semester’s Civic Life Lunch events sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Dean of Tisch College Alan […]


Events on the Hill: Dec. 5

MONDAY “Feeding Illusions: Agribusiness, Family Farmers and the Future of Food” Details: Timothy Wise will be presenting his research from the past three years on farming policy and the well-being of farmers in Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, India and Mexico. When and Where: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 703 Sponsor: Global Development And Environment Institute “In the Wake: […]


Events on the Hill: Nov. 28, 2016

MONDAY “Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements: Your Thoughts!” Details: This is the first in a series of meetings to evaluate the liberal arts curriculum and make suggestions to change or improve it. Pizza will be served. When and Where: 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Alumnae Lounge Sponsor: Tufts Community Union Senate “The Magnitsky Case: What a Death in a Moscow Prison Means for […]


David Axelrod discusses Trump, stresses empathy to overcome national divisions

David Axelrod, chief strategist for both of President Barack Obama’s election campaigns and former senior advisor to the president, discussed the recent election of Donald Trump, progressive youth engagement going forward and ways to overcome divides throughout the country. The talk, sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, was hosted by Tisch […]


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