Madeleine Aitken is the Editor in Chief at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying English and film and media studies. Maddie can be reached at [email protected]

Letter from the Editor in Chief: End of semester reflections

Dear students, faculty, staff and all others that make up the Tufts community, The last time I wrote to you, in September, I was a bit more bright eyed and bushy tailed, a freshly minted junior not yet sure what the school year would bring me. I didn’t know what to expect in terms of […]

Tufts mourns Madie Nicpon ’23

Madie Nicpon, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences, suffered a tragic accident on Saturday and has since died, according to a series of emails signed by Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, University President Anthony Monaco and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser. Nicpon, of Suffern, N.Y., was […]

Letter from the Editor in Chief: Welcome to the Hill, Class of 2025

To the Class of 2025 and all students, faculty and staff,  My name is Maddie Aitken and I’m honored and excited to be introducing myself as the Editor in Chief of The Tufts Daily for the fall semester.  It’s traditional for the Editor in Chief to use this space in the first issue of the […]

Q&A: President Monaco addresses antiracism initiatives, COVID-19 response, retirement from position

The Tufts Daily sat down with University President Anthony Monaco to discuss the events of the past year. The Tufts Daily (TD): What have been the greatest challenges and accomplishments of this school year amid the pandemic? Anthony Monaco (AM): It’s been an unprecedented year full of challenges, some which we never could have anticipated. […]

Tufts secures $250 million in bonds, will use to build new housing, dining infrastructure

Tufts University announced it has issued $250 million in bonds that will be used to fund on-campus development projects including the construction of a high density, on-campus residence hall for undergraduates on the Medford/Somerville campus and the expansion of dining capacity and infrastructure, among other capital projects. The new residence hall is part of a push to increase the percentage of students living on campus. Though the details have not been finalized, the university will be conducting a study to help them determine the optimal location and number of residents.

BREAKING: Two incidents of hate occur within a week

According to an email sent from President Monaco early Sunday morning, several Asian students were verbally assaulted by the occupants of a passing vehicle, who were verbalizing anti-Asian rhetoric in a hateful manner. Additionally, members of an athletic team found a large swastika painted on the shed at Bello Field.

Tufts acquires Pfizer doses, will require virus vaccine for students this fall

The announcement, sent via email and signed by University Infection Control Health Director Michael Jordan, also said that all students will need to be vaccinated before participating in on-campus classes or activities. The deadline for vaccination for students in the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is July 1, and the deadline for students in all other schools is the beginning of the fall semester. 

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.