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Kayla Butera is a sophomore studying biology. Kayla can be reached at [email protected]


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.


Jonathan Kenny, late chemistry professor, leaves lasting impact on environmental studies and his students

As a mentor to those who participated in his research, Kenny’s friendships with students blossomed outside the scope of chemistry. He made an effort to reach beyond the classroom walls to get to know students and guide them along their paths.


Fall Festival of Plays adapts to COVID-19, addresses themes of race, inequality

Lights, camera, (virtual) action. Starting on Oct. 30, the Tufts Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies screened three plays in its Fall Festival of Plays. Both in number of plays and their performance, this year’s format is unlike the ones before due to COVID-19.


Applying to a Tufts graduate school? Here’s what to expect

As with everything else COVID-19 has impacted, the application process to graduate schools is evolving under the circumstances.


You Gotta Know: Primatologist Zarin Machanda does not monkey around

Meet Assistant Professor of Anthropology Zarin Machanda, primatologist and chocolate cake enthusiast.


You Gotta Know: Amanda Stone, pre-health advisor

In this day and age of endless Zoom and Webex conferences, phone calls are rare. Personal ones are even rarer. A warm, welcoming voice greeted me on the other end: “Hi there, I’m honored to talk to you!”  Compassionate, positive and humble: this is Tufts’ pre-health advisor Amanda Paolitto Stone. Pre-health or not, Stone offers […]


Senior Profile: Lee promotes sex positivity on campus, addresses health care inequalities

Senior year of high school, Aram Lee was in a predicament: Wellesley College or Tufts?  “I didn’t know what to expect from either school, but when I visited Tufts, it happened to be one of those rare sunny days where everyone’s out on the quad, enjoying the sun in the midst of a busy April,” […]


Language departments, faculty adapt to online learning

COVID-19 and the transition to online learning has shaken up academic life for many students. Some classes may have had an easier transition to online learning based on their nature, while it was a bit harder for others. Language departments, which are heavily based on discussion, have had to reroute how their classes function. Preparation […]


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