Kyle Blacklock is an Assistant News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a freshman from Providence, Rhode Island, and can be reached at [email protected]

University to reinstate off-campus housing coordinator position after five-year vacancy

The Residential Strategies Working Group (RSWG) is in the process of hiring a new off-campus housing (OCH) coordinator for the fall semester, following the elimination of the position five years ago. This coordinator will provide counsel, resources and on going support for undergraduate and graduate students regarding off-campus housing. The RSWG — which is led by the Provost and Senior Vice President David […]

First annual Dance Marathon raises over $3,600 for Boston Children’s Hospital

Tufts University Dance Marathon, sponsored by the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), raised over $3,600 for the Boston Children’s Hospital at its first event Friday. Tickets were sold at the door for $10 per person for the five-hour philanthropic event, which ran from 7 p.m. to midnight at 51 Winthrop St. According to Dominique Kaempf, overall undergraduate director for the Dance Marathon, dance marathons feature students actively remaining on their feet dancing […]

Students create facial hair removal business, donate funds to microfinance organization

Tufts juniors Lydia Collins and Bahar Ostadan founded Facial Unwanted Hair Removal (FUHR), Tufts’ first ever student-run hair removal company, in early October. The business operates out of a study room in the Tisch Library and has served over 30 customers to date. According to FUHR’s Facebook page, the business offers eyebrow and upper lip trimming for […]

Tufts Amnesty International members attend annual regional conference

Students from Tufts Amnesty International joined hundreds of Amnesty International members and activists who attended the 39th annual Northeast Regional Conference at Boston University on Nov. 7. According to President of Tufts Amnesty Stina Stannik, Amnesty International is the largest grassroots human rights organization in the world. The international nonprofit has over 7 million supporters worldwide and works to protect human rights all over the […]

Interfraternity Council to launch new Risk Management Assistance Team

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) will be launching a new Risk Management Assistance Team (RMAT) this Saturday in order to help make all IFC-regulated fraternity events safer for members of the Tufts community. According to IFC President Rob Jacobson, who is heading the initiative, members of the RMAT team will be volunteers from Greek organizations who will act as sober-monitors at […]

Environmental studies will debut new Food Systems and Nutrition minor

The environmental studies department has announced its plans to unveil a new Food Systems and Nutrition minor that will be released in the fall of 2016. This initiative is being led by Professor Colin Orians, who has been the director of the environmental studies department since 2010. “The idea of having something related to food systems and […]

Somerville mayor gives guest lecture for political science seminar

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone was invited to campus to lead a guest lecture in a sophomore political science seminar on Monday morning, as well as a lunch with students. Curtatone was invited to give the lecture by Jeffrey Berry, a political science professor, in Berry’s course, “Politics in the City.” During the lecture, Curtatone led students in discussions about […]

Reported on-campus bicycle thefts increase

There have been more instances of reported bicycle theft so far this year, compared to total thefts in previous years. According to statistics provided by Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), there have have been 23 reported bicycle thefts since January, an increase from the 20 reported thefts in 2014 and the 21 reported thefts in 2013. […]