Katie Spiropoulos is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily.

As university increases enrollment, some students express frustration with housing lottery system

As Tufts continues to increase its enrollment numbers, some students have faced unexpected — and unwanted — results with the housing lottery system. While first-year students are assigned dorms late in the summer, returning students seeking on-campus housing must enter a random drawing. Angy Sosa, associate director for residential operations, explained the origin of the system and […]

Somerville passes new ordinance to prevent discrimination against people in polyamorous relations

The Somerville City Council passed an ordinance on March 23 seeking to combat discrimination against polyamorous people in the workplace and in interactions with law enforcement. The bill is one of the first of its kind, and comes three years after Somerville passed an ordinance officially recognizing polyamorous relationships.  Councilor Willie Burnley, Jr. spoke to […]

No. 5 Tufts slips to Middlebury 16–9 away over the weekend

In a tough battle on Saturday, Tufts women’s lacrosse fell 16–9 to No. 1 Middlebury. While both teams fought hard through each period, the Panthers ran the score up early and continued to lead for the rest of the game. Attacker Jane Earley threw three goals back for Middlebury in the first period alone, leaving […]

Women’s lacrosse squashes Amherst 14–9 in 2nd game of the season 

Just a week after their close win against Colby, Tufts women’s lacrosse took to Bello Field again, besting Amherst 14–9.  In addition to another NESCAC victory, the win against Amherst also boosts Tufts up to the No. 2 rank in the season so far. Among the leaders of the game was sophomore midfielder Ella Lesperance, […]

Protesters disrupt Israel-Palestine discussion event, Monaco condemns protest

Protestors disrupted an Israel-Palestine discussion event in Tisch Library on Tuesday evening. In a statement to the Daily, President Tony Monaco condemned the protest. “The disruption of the event and the offensive language directed toward the Jewish and Palestinian guest speakers are absolutely unacceptable and a violation of our community standards,” Monaco wrote. “Tufts University […]

Women’s squash comes out of NESCAC finals with runner-up title

Entering the competition seeded No. 2, Tufts women’s squash emerged from the NESCAC Championship this past weekend as the runners-up to Trinity College in their second straight final. After a hard-fought battle, the No. 1 seed and now 16th consecutive league title holders, the Bantams, were able to secure the win with a 9–0 performance […]

3 students announced as winners of MLK Student Voices Award

Three Tufts students were presented with the MLK Student Voices Award at this year’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Andrew Harris, who submitted photography; Marsha Germain, who submitted poetry; and Ayomide Oloyede, who submitted a spoken poem, received this year’s award. Applicants were asked to respond to the question, “What does love […]

Women’s squash crushes both Hamilton and Bates 9–0 over senior day weekend

Over the weekend, the No. 11 Tufts women’s squash team took on the visiting Hamilton Continentals during a senior day matchup. Not only did the Jumbos emerge victorious, but they also extended their winning streak to six with a score of 9–0. The next day, the ’Bos took down Bates with the same powerful 9–0 […]

Tufts ends bivalent COVID-19 booster and flu vaccination requirements

The bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine is no longer required for all university personnel and students, Michael Jordan, university infection control director, announced in a Jan. 5 email to the Tufts community. In addition to dropping the omicron booster mandate, Jordan noted that the influenza vaccine would become optional for all students on the Medford/Somerville and […]

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving off to a strong start, first and second place finishes in opening meet

While the majority of the Tufts community was settling back in after Thanksgiving break, Tufts swimming and diving were hitting the pool. Over the course of three days, both the women’s and men’s teams competed at high levels, finally, with the men’s team winning the meet by a margin of 1010–937 over the host MIT […]