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]


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, […]


Students from coast to coast protest police brutality, seek justice for George Floyd

Manhattan, New York City “You’re one of the good ones,” an officer told one of Cara Hernandez’s friends in high school after checking their school ID. Hernandez, who is African American and Puerto Rican American, and her friend, who is African American, attended a private school in the Bronx. To Hernandez, the implication was clear.  […]


Tufts receives $4.7 million from CARES Act, $2.3 million to go to emergency financial aid

Tufts received $4.7 million in federal COVID-19 relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act which was signed into law on March 27. The CARES Act allocates roughly $2 trillion budgeted to aid individuals and businesses across different sectors. This money comes on the heels of the news that Tufts anticipates coming […]


Faculty react to wage and salary freeze, budget deficit

Staff and faculty will experience a wage and salary freeze next year as the university halts most raises in response to a major budget deficit.  The wage and salary freeze, announced on April 14 in an email to university employees, halts both merit cycle increases and those related to increases in the cost of living, […]


Senior Profile: Islam gives back through education

Senior Prince Islam is the son of two Bangladeshi immigrants, neither of whom were able to pursue formal education. Therefore, getting a good education was a priority in Islam’s house growing up.  “I went through [New York City’s] public school system, and my parents have always been very education-oriented, because of their backgrounds, because they […]


Student journalism adapts, innovates during campus closures

With colleges across the country vacating their campuses and moving to online learning, the vast majority of on-campus organizations have suspended activity as well. One major exception to this is student newspapers, many of which are still continuing to publish.  “I don’t think there was ever a question of will we continue to publish. I […]


Administrators, student organizers partner to aid disadvantaged students

The Tufts administration, collaborating with the identity-based centers and Tufts Mutual Aid (TMA), has taken steps in recent weeks to provide assistance to students from low-income and minority backgrounds amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The need for assistance arose as a result of the abrupt announcement last month from University President Anthony Monaco that classes […]


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