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Maddie Aitken is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore who can be reached at [email protected]


Tufts pays $2 million for new MBTA station naming rights

The Green Line Extension station on College Avenue will be named “Medford/Tufts,”  which Tufts announced on Jan. 2 it had paid for at the cost of $200,000 a year for 10 years. Rocco DiRico, director of government and community relations at Tufts, explained the process which led to the inclusion of Tufts’ name in that […]


Q&A: Professor Fahlberg talks police brutality in Brazil’s favelas

Anjuli Fahlberg, a full-time lecturer in the sociology department, published an opinion piece in the Washington Post in September. She wrote about police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s “favelas” — low-income, urban neighborhoods — which has been on the rise since Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Rio de Janeiro’s Governor Wilson Witzel took office in […]


Murrow Center at The Fletcher School hosts media and democracy conference

The Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World, part of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, hosted its first annual “Conference on New Media and Democracy” on Thursday and Friday. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Future of Democracy in the Age of Disinformation: Innovating Policy Solutions for a Networked World.” […]


Tufts health sciences schools names new associate director for diversity and inclusion

Adriana Morocoima Black was named associate director for diversity and inclusion education and training for Tufts’ health sciences schools, according to a Nov. 7 email. She will assume her role on Dec. 2.  This is a new role developed as part of Tufts’ efforts to advance diversity and inclusion.  “We … are working to expand […]


WHEN Alliance raises money, awareness for women’s higher education

Through events like ethical fashion discussions and pop-up thrift sales, the Women’s Higher Education Now (WHEN) Alliance at Tufts aims to raise money for the Asian University for Women (AUW) while also raising awareness about the lack of educational opportunities for women from impoverished communities in Asia. AUW is a university in Chittagong, Bangladesh that […]


TCU Senate hears 12 supplementary funding requests

Members of the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss Allocations Board (ALBO) funding.  There were 12 supplementary funding requests from clubs and organizations presented, discussed and voted on by senators. All requests passed, with some amendments to monetary amounts. In all, TCU Senate allocated $22,882 […]


Disability activist Fries shares life experiences, reads from written works

Kenny Fries, an author and disability rights activist who mainly writes on his experiences as a disabled, gay, Jewish man, visited Tufts yesterday to read from and talk about his recent memoir, “In the Province of the Gods” (2017), as well as preview his forthcoming book, “Stumbling Over History: Disability and the Holocaust.”  The event […]


Civil unrest persists in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been consumed by violence and protests in recent months in reaction to a bill formally introduced in April that would have allowed the extradition of criminals and criminal suspects from Hong Kong to other countries, including mainland China. The possibility of extradition to mainland China is a source of fear for many […]


Weld outlines presidential platform at Tisch College event

Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld visited Tufts for a town hall event held in Paige Hall yesterday, where Weld addressed students, faculty and guests. The event was organized by the Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life and co-hosted by Tisch and Tufts Republicans. Dean of Tisch College Alan Solomont moderated the event. Solomont began […]


Tufts implements new first-year Hall Council program

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) announced online that it would be implementing a new system of Hall Councils in all first-year dorms, with positions to be filled by elected first-years with an overall goal of planning events and building community both within and across first-year dorms. Joshua Hartman, director of ORLL, is […]


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