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]


Student performance groups move forward despite COVID-19 obstacles

The beginning of the semester is a key time for groups to recruit new members and hold auditions, but that process is unable to go on as it usually does.


Tufts announces new Thanksgiving policy, will not allow students who travel for the break to return

Tufts announced a change in its travel policy, with specific new guidelines for the Thanksgiving holiday, in an email from university administrators on Sept. 25.  


Dean of Tisch College Alan Solomont to retire at end of 2020–21 academic year

The upcoming retirement of the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life was announced in an email to the Tufts community on Sept. 14.


Students hold vigil in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Members of the Tufts community gathered on the Residential Quad on Sunday evening to mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  The event was organized by junior Max Price and senior Caroline Wolinsky. “The night that the news came out was definitely a crushing blow to me and to a lot of […]


You Gotta Know: Sam Sommers

Sam Sommers has made a name for himself as a passionate and experienced professor and researcher in the psychology department at Tufts, and was named department chair last year, but he didn’t always know this was the path he would go down. 


BREAKING: Independent investigation launched following incident involving women of color, TUPD

The Tufts community was alerted via email today of an incident that implicated the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and three women of color on campus, two of whom were students, and the response and actions that will follow. 


Q&A: Julie Ross, CMHS director, says self-care is more important now than ever

Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Julie Ross is the director of Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) at Tufts. In addition to her role as director and her duties as a staff psychologist, Ross serves as a liaison to Tufts University Police Department and to the Office of […]


News roundup: Headlines of the summer

The beginning of the academic year signals the close of a summer full of impactful moments, with the nation focused on the evolving COVID-19 situation and the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the nation following the death of George Floyd. The following is an overview of the news stories the Daily published this past […]


BREAKING: Tufts announces plans for fall semester, will invite students back to campus

Tufts University will invite students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, according to a guide released today by the university. This will involve significant changes in residential, travel and lifestyle practices.  According to the guide, all students will have three options: return to campus, participate in the semester remotely or take time away […]


Shooting in Medford, police in search for suspects

There was an active situation involving shots fired near St. Raphael’s Church in Medford Sunday evening. Suspects fled the scene and have not yet been apprehended by police. The Medford Police Department’s (MPD) Twitter announced an active scene on High Street, which is near St. Raphael’s Church, at 4:29 p.m. Roughly half an hour later, […]


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