Liza Harris is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying political science. Liza can be reached at [email protected].

Outdoor mask mandates lifted in Medford and Somerville, guidelines remain on Tufts’ campus

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced that as of April 30, masks would no longer be required in outdoor public spaces where social distancing is possible. Face coverings are still required in indoor and outdoor spaces where people cannot be less than six feet apart. Tufts is not changing any university policies in response to the announcement. 

Tufts plans for winter break COVID-19 protocols, possibility of moving spring semester online

Tufts has asked all students in on-campus housing to pack up their belongings before departing for winter break, in the event that the COVID-19 pandemic worsens and the university is forced to cancel the in-person spring semester, according to Director of Residential Life and Learning Josh Hartman.

Institute for Global Leadership announces conversation series on racial injustice

The conversation series held its first event on Fri. July 24 with The Honorable David Lammy, who is the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice in the United Kingdom. 

Professor Daniel Gillion discusses significance of protests in Constitution Day event

Presidential Distinguished Professor of Political Science Daniel Gillion from the University of Pennsylvania spoke to Tufts about the power of protests in American democracy. Gillion also spoke about the relevance of the recent Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and his expectations for the 2020 election. 

Tufts files amicus brief, opposes new ICE regulations

Tufts announced on Thursday afternoon its decision to file an amicus brief supporting the lawsuit by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) opposing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s announcement that international students will have their visas revoked if they are taking exclusively online courses in the fall. Harvard and […]

Struggling coronavirus economy hurts graduating seniors

Disclaimer: David Levitsky is a former managing editor at the Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. With the global economy taking a major hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, many graduating seniors are struggling to determine their next steps into the job market. An article published in 2006 by […]

Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center establish seed funding program for COVID-19 research

Tufts University and the Tufts Medical Center jointly established a seed funding program to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus; the program offers $300,000 in grants that are available to research teams across the university and medical center. The university hopes to fund six research projects, each of which will be allocated $50,000 to fund […]

Founder of #MeToo movement Tarana Burke speaks at Tufts

Activist and founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke spoke to a packed Cohen Auditorium Thursday night as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series. In a discussion moderated by Nandi Bynoe, associate dean of diversity and inclusion, Burke spoke about her history of organizing work, the challenges of […]

Haven replaces Health Promotion and Prevention to provide substance abuse assessments

The Haven at College, a program that works with college students to treat substance abuse disorders and mental health issues, opened a facility at Tufts two weeks ago. Through this program, students at Tufts can receive treatment while continuing their education, Director of Health Education Ian Wong told the Daily.  Prior to the opening of […]

Tilton, Bush residence halls undergo renovation over summer

Bush Hall and Tilton Hall, two first-year residential halls at Tufts, were renovated over the summer during the course of 12 weeks between May 21 and Aug. 16, according to the Operations Division website. Associate Dean of Student Affairs Chris Rossi says these renovations reflect the efforts of Dean of the School of Arts and […]