Kayla Butera is a Staff Writer at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying biology. Kayla can be reached at [email protected]


Senior Profile: Claudia Guetta reflects on involvement with TUPIT

Going to prison — as a class — ended up being a life-changing experience for Claudia Guetta.  Before Guetta ever stepped foot in a prison, she grew up in Westport, Conn. with two older sisters. From a young age, her interests varied from playing musical instruments to baking with her dad, where her love of […]


From lab to table: How the Kaplan Lab is pioneering cellular agriculture

When you think of where your meat comes from, you’re probably thinking of a farm. But here on campus, a group of scientists is creating meat. The cellular agriculture research team at the Kaplan Laboratory focuses on “the basic science that underlies cultured [and] in vitro meat,” which means the generation of muscle and fat […]


Stories of landlord-student dynamics

Editor’s note: Students’ names have been changed in order to protect their privacy. Most sophomores are familiar with the early-fall rush to secure the following year’s housing, but what are landlord-tenant dynamics like post-move in? Some college tenants are finding that their landlords are much harder to deal with than expected. As Alex put it, […]


A zen conversation with new Buddhist Chaplain Ji Hyang Padma

A sedan intersects with a Trans Am car. Fiberglass flies everywhere. At 14 years old, Ji Hyang Padma, now the Buddhist Chaplain at Tufts University, witnessed a car crash that altered the course of her life. Though she was a naturally restless teenager, this car crash left her frozen. “That feeling of limbic overwhelm had […]


Transfer students look to increase their voice on campus

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of moving pieces — and for some, this meant moving to another school. Transfer students experience hurdles in moving universities, ensuring their course credits follow them, and ultimately succeeding academically and socially in their new institution. That’s where the Tufts Transfer Student Association comes in.   “We want […]


Senior Profile: Wiener soars during time at Tufts

To say that Sarah Wiener was busy during her time at Tufts would be an understatement. Throughout her four years here, Wiener has become the Tufts Community Union president and a Tufts Wilderness Orientation leader, started a swim group, given campus tours, taught an Experimental College class and double majored in philosophy and political science, […]


Q&A: Deitsch describes anti-racism work of Public Art Workstream and Committee

As director and chief curator of the Tufts University Art Galleries, Dina Deitsch has been committed to shifting the art on campus to better reflect diversity and inclusion in the community. Part of her plans under the Public Arts Committee are showcasing more artists and subjects who are Black, Indigenous and people of color. Her insights and plans seek to creatively pursue the question: How does our art influence the culture we create on campus?


More than meets the eye: Carmichael Hall

The hall was named to honor Tufts trustee and seventh president, Leonard Carmichael. Carmichael's family had a deep connection to Tufts; in his dedication address, he referenced his grandfather who was a former member of the Board of Trustees and helped raise money to build the college in the 19th century. He also mentioned that his parents had held their wedding ceremony at Goddard Chapel. Carmichael himself was a Tufts alumnus, who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in 1921. 


Student organizations advocate for disability awareness, inclusivity

Best Buddies International is an organization that works to promote inclusion and eliminate the social isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The club has transitioned to a virtual format, which has been very successful and effective, according to Raymond.  


Daily Week Senior Profile: Justin Yu

Yu discovered some of his favorite aspects of journalism through a Features assignment. Following the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Harvey, he was assigned to cover how the Tufts administration provided support to students who were dealing with natural disasters that affected their homes.


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