Madeleine Aitken

Maddie Aitken is the Executive News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying English and film & media studies. Maddie can be reached at [email protected]


Weekender: Del Water Gap talks band roots, meaning of his music and future plans 

Jaffe is the artist behind the solo project Del Water Gap. He’s an alternative/indie singer and songwriter who’s been producing music since he released his first project during his senior year of high school. Hailing from northern Connecticut, Jaffe started playing the drums in elementary school. As a kid, he was in a Phish cover band.


Meet the News Editors!

Being able to cover live events, publish stories on research efforts on campus and writing up stories on COVID-19 updates and guidelines has been so rewarding as I’ve been able to learn about and report on so many different areas of campus.  


Monaco issues statement condemning ‘unacceptable’ interruption of Zoom meeting

“We will work with law enforcement to ensure the perpetrators are appropriately charged, and if they are members of our community, they will also be held to account through our disciplinary processes,” Monaco wrote in the email.


Tufts announces results of investigation into Jumbo statue mask incident

Tufts University announced the conclusion of a five-month-long investigation into an incident that occurred on Sept. 1. The Tufts University Police Department was dispatched to the Jumbo statue where a group of three women of color were hanging a mask on the statue as part of a Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life initiative […]


BREAKING: Racist incident occurs at diversity, equity and inclusion event

Karl Reid, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, was delivering a presentation on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the field of engineering as part of the School of Engineering’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Colloquium Series on Friday afternoon.   “During his presentation, someone gained control of the screen and scrawled a racist term across his slides,” Monaco wrote in the email.


Somerville appointed official involved in Capitol riots

Somerville leaders recently learned that one of the city’s appointed officials participated in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.


Organizers protest Tufts’ Confucius Institute, commit to weekly demonstrations

Students for a Free Tibet worked with the Tibetan Association of Boston and others to organize a weekly demonstration protesting the Confucius Institute at Tufts University (CITU). The first protest took place this past Saturday and they are expected to continue every Saturday until Tufts agrees to shut down the Confucius Institute on campus.  Tenzin […]


Students report noncompliance with university guidelines amid COVID-19 surge

Although Tufts has mostly done well with controlling the virus through frequent testing, social distancing guidelines and a hybrid learning model, the past several weeks have shown a spike in cases on the Medford/Somerville campus, as well as an increased number of students in quarantine as a result of contact.


Professor Eitan Hersh invites grandparents of students to attend course virtually

Hersh first got the idea to invite his own grandfather, who is 96 years old and lives alone, to class. He said he thought it would give his grandfather something to do, who had never had the chance to see him teach before. The pandemic, and the ways academia has become more technology-based as a result, changed this.


Referendums from SJP, TREE to appear on TCU special election ballot

Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine and Tufts for a Racially Equitable Endowment recently completed the process to get their referendums on the demilitarization of the Tufts University Police Department and the divestment from the private prison system, respectively, on the Nov. 24 special election ballot.


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