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

Past EICs recognize skill, relevance, strong community of the Daily

Editor’s note: The Daily’s editorial board acknowledges that this article is premised on a conflict of interest. This article is a special feature for Daily Week 2020 that does not represent the Daily’s standard journalistic practices. Since its founding in 1980, The Tufts Daily has evolved from an operation led by about a dozen students to […]

Students mobilize in New Hampshire for Sanders, Buttigieg, Warren

Disclaimer: Hannah Kahn is a former executive audio producer at the Daily. Hannah was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary election on Tuesday with 25.7% of the vote, followed closely by former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. with 24.4% of […]

Students mobilize aid for Hubei province in China following coronavirus outbreak

Chinese students at Tufts have been working with other students across campus and different colleges to organize aid efforts following the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Hubei province of China. Haitong Du, who is working to mobilize students at Tufts, spoke to the importance of action. “As students who are studying abroad, seeing our […]

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 […]