Kunal Kapur is an Assistant News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore and can be reached at [email protected]

Computer science department announces cybersecurity focus area

The Department of Computer Science has introduced its first-ever focus area in cybersecurity, according to Senior Lecturer Ming Chow. The rollout of the focus area, which is available to all class years, is being done under the leadership of Chow. The new focus comes as Tufts has seen a surge of popularity in computer science […]

Following faculty divestment vote, university confirms Tufts has no direct investments in gun manufacturers

Following the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Professor Sheldon Krimsky wrote a petition to urge the administration to divest from companies that produce, distribute or sell military-style weapons to the public. Arts, Sciences and Engineering faculty members voted 50-0-4 in support of the petition, which has received […]

Faced with influx of patients, Health Service treats, prevents flu this season

Tufts Health Service has seen an influx of student patients suffering from the flu, with 209 patients having visited Health Service this school year with flu-like symptoms, according to data provided by Jennifer Berrios, associate director of Administration for Health and Wellness. According to Medical Director of Health Service Margaret Higham, this was a particularly bad flu season […]

Tufts implements Student Life Review Committee recommendations

Since the Student Life Review Committee (SLRC) released its report last September, the committee has been making progress on implementing the suggested changes and plans to revamp social life at Tufts. The report, identifying problems and outlining recommendations, focuses on improving life at Tufts across seven specific areas: safety and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, campus-wide community, first-year experience, residential experience, […]

University looks to create data science major, expand community health major

Over the past three years the university has taken steps to implement and expand programs in response to student demands. In particular, Tufts plans to implement a new major in data science, according to Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, and is adding resources to the Community Health (CH) major. Qu explained that […]