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Kenia French is a Features Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior majoring in International Relations and Environmental Studies. She can be reached at kenia.french@tufts.edu.


Tufts janitors allege unjust firing, racist treatment by C&W Services supervisors

Content warning: This article discusses mental health. Editor’s note: This article contains the alleged use of the N-word by a C&W Services employee. In addition, quotes from several janitors were translated from Spanish to English by the reporters of this article. When Victoria Guerra started her new job as a janitorial supervisor at Tufts University […]


Students, survivors discuss the impact of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. In the aftermath of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s subsequent confirmation to the Supreme Court, Tufts students shared how this emotional process impacted them. Junior Celia Bottger noted that while she was upset to hear Ford accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault, […]


Alumnus Nathan Foster launches trustee campaign rooted in advocacy, accessibility

Nathan Foster (LA ’18) recently launched a campaign to become an alumni trustee. If elected, Foster would be the most recent Tufts graduate to sit on the Board of Trustees — among the current alumni trustee representatives, the most recent graduate did so in 2001. Foster’s campaign platform draws from his experience last year as a trustee representative. […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 4: The future of affordability at Tufts

This is part four in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As explored in part three of this reporting series, Tufts’ need-aware policy, necessitated by budget limitations and ambitious expenditures, has likely decreased the accessibility of the university for low-income students. However, Nick Ducoff, the founder of Edmit — a company that helps students evaluate college […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 3: Budget transparency and the push for need-blind admissions

This is part three in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As the university’s deficit persists and spending increases, students have become increasingly frustrated at the university’s lack of budget transparency. Elizabeth Dossett, a junior and a member of Tufts Student Action (TSA), said that if Tufts is using the deficit as an excuse not […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 2: The role of the deficit in rising cost of attendance

This is part two in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. In a March 29 email from the Office of the Deans to the Tufts community, tuition and fees were announced for the 2018–2019 school year, amounting to a record high of $70,491. This high sticker price, which is among the highest in the country, […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 1: Expansion, investment and the making of an elite institution

Tufts may not have the university name recognition of its world-renowned neighbors in Cambridge, but it is widely considered an elite institution, well-known for providing a high quality undergraduate education and for conducting world-class research amongst its students and faculty. In 2018, Tufts was ranked the 29th best university in the country according to U.S. […]


Professor Kathleen Fisher reviews accomplishments in cybersecurity, women’s advocacy

Kathleen Fisher, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and cybersecurity expert, is almost intimidatingly accomplished, as her colleague and fellow cybersecurity expert Ming Chow attested. “She’s done so much for not just computer science, but for women in computer science, for cybersecurity. When you look at her body of work, it’s like, […]


Fletcher’s Center for Strategic Studies concludes successful first year

 The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy has added to its academic and research prowess in the field of international security with the creation of the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) last May. The CSS is led by its mastermind, Professor of International Politics Monica Duffy Toft. According to Toft, her vision for the center was […]


Inaugural cohort of Tisch dialogue fellows promotes critical discussion, lived experience, activism

In response to the need for students to discuss important, difficult and divisive topics that grip Tufts campus, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life has implemented a new Tisch Dialogue Fellows Program. According to Jonathan Garlick, a senior fellow at Tisch College and creator of the program, he hopes that the program will serve as a way to […]


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