Madeline Wilson is a Deputy News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying English and Sociology. Maddy can be reached at [email protected]

Tufts SJP advocates for investigation into defacement of cannon

A message painted on the Tufts cannon by Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine was anonymously defaced on April 20. Tufts SJP painted the message — which read “Free Palestine” — for Israeli Apartheid Week, the club’s annual series of events raising awareness of “Israel’s apartheid system over the Palestinian people.” The cannon was found […]

New hybrid public safety model to supplement armed police with unarmed security officers

Tufts will transition to a “hybrid” model of arming its university police department based on the recommendations of the Working Group on TUPD Arming, according to a March 29 message to the Tufts community from Executive Vice President and WGTA Chair Mike Howard. The working group recommended that authorities transition to a hybrid model of […]

Green Line Extension contributes to increased displacement risk of Somerville tenants

The MBTA Green Line Extension officially began service with the opening of its Union Square Branch on March 21, 2022. The addition extends the Green Line’s service from Lechmere station to the new Union Square station in Somerville. The Medford branch of the GLX, which will terminate at the Medford/Tufts station currently under construction next […]

Medford Public Schools awarded $50,000 Hate Crime Prevention Grant

The Medford Public School District was recently awarded a competitive Hate Crime Prevention Grant by the State of Massachusetts. Medford Public Schools plans to use the $50,000 award, the maximum amount of funding available under the grant, to integrate restorative justice practices into the classroom. According to Dr. Peter Cushing, assistant superintendent of Medford Public […]

TCU Senate votes on community senator stipend proposal, hears election timeline

The Tufts Community Union Senate heard a presentation from the Election Commission and voted on a proposal calling for the compensation of community senators in a meeting on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. Before taking roll call, Director of the Office of Campus Life Joe Golia joined the meeting to discuss TCU […]

Jesse Zhang (E’14) named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Jesse Zhang (E’14) was selected as a 2022 honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the social media category. Zhang is the co-founder of Beacons, a startup that provides the tools for content creators to generate a website with their information and other relevant links. Zhang graduated from Tufts with a bachelor’s degree […]

Josh Hartman steps down as director of Office of Residential Life and Learning

Josh Hartman, senior director of the Office of Residential Life and Learning, will step down from his position on Feb. 25 after nearly four years at Tufts. He will transition into a new role as director of immersive experiences for Hillel International. During his time at Tufts, Hartman has been responsible for overseeing residential education, […]

Proposed tenants’ rights legislation would mitigate housing affordability crisis in Somerville

State Representative Erika Uyterhoeven of Somerville recently petitioned Bill H.4208 in a joint committee in the Massachusetts General Court. The bill, one of many recent Tenants’ Opportunity to Purchase Acts, would permit Somerville to create a program where tenants of a property would be given the chance to purchase it jointly before it is put […]

CIRCLE survey shows media creation encourages confidence and civic engagement in teens

A study by Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) examined how teens below the voting age engage with social media in ways that encourage political engagement and activism. The survey, conducted from September to November of 2020 and published in October of 2021, found that teens who engage […]

Mayor Curtatone speaks at Tisch College Civic Life Lunch webinar

As part of its Civic Life Lunch series, Tisch College hosted a webinar with Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone titled “Somerville on the Move: A City Transformed & Forging a New Path Forward” on Oct. 27. The webinar was moderated by Jeffrey Berry, John Richard Skuse Class of 1941 professor of political science, who began by […]

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