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Marc Weisglass is a staff writer at the Tufts Daily


FlyingLess initiative challenges traditions of travel in academia

In 2015, two professors teamed up to start the FlyingLess Initiative, putting forward a petition that calls on universities and professional associations to greatly reduce air travel. Led by Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy professor Parke Wilde, along with professor Joseph Nevins of Vassar, the petition has over 2,500 signees as of […]


Q&A: GoBlu founder and ExCollege lecturer Kraten talks sustainability

Ariel Kraten is the co-founder of GoBlu, a sustainability accelerator that helps apparel and textile companies advance in responsible ways. Kraten is teaching an Experimental College course this semester called #outfitoftheday: Clothing, Sustainability, and the Global Implications of Getting Dressed. Kraten sat down with the Daily to discuss the relationship between consumerism and sustainability and what […]


Jalal, professor of South Asian history, talks India-Pakistan relations, philosophy of teaching

This year marks the 20th year at Tufts for Ayesha Jalal, the Mary Richardson Professor of History and an authority in the field of South Asian studies. Over the course of her time at Tufts, she has been a prominent voice in the field of India-Pakistan relations and an invested mentor for her students. She […]


After climate strike, students plan for the future

Hundreds of Tufts students turned out last Friday for the Tufts Climate Strike, rallying at the Mayer Campus Center and venturing to City Hall to join the greater Boston movement of over 7,000 protesters. The strike was organized by Tufts Climate Action (TCA) and the Sunrise Movement with the support of a newly formed activism […]


International community celebrates Etish-Andrews’ 35-year tenure, establishes scholarship

Tufts will be losing an integral part of its student affairs community at the end of October when Jane Etish-Andrews, director of the International Center (I-Center) and former advisor to the International House (I-House), retires after 35 years at the university. Etish-Andrews announced her retirement in May, and this was met with an outpouring of […]


Tufts remains undefeated with record 12-0 start

After a busy weekend that included matchups against Dickinson, Georgetown and Boston University, the Tufts women’s squash team managed to protect their perfect record and advance to 12-0 on the season. The 18th-ranked Jumbos have outdone expectations throughout the season, utilizing both young talent and veteran leadership. The Jumbos lost four matches for the third time this […]


Jumbos off to hottest start in program history

The Jumbos are off to an unprecedented start to their season. After wins against Bard College and Vassar College on Dec. 4, the Jumbos head into the holiday break with an undefeated record of  7-0. Tufts has shown in early performances that it has what it takes to make noise in the College Squash Association […]


Tufts places second in field of 18 at Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship

Tufts’ co-ed sailing team capped off its fall season on the weekend of Nov. 12, racing close to home on the Charles. The team finished second out of 18 at the MIT-hosted Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship. Tufts’ skipper senior Scott Barbano and sophomore crew Ian Morgan led the team over the weekend with a second place finish in […]


Nichols and O’Connor, All-Americans at National Championship

The one-two punch of senior co-captains Tim Nichols and Luke O’Connor came out with something to prove on Saturday, at their last college cross country meet. The duo traveled to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. for the Div. III NCAA Championship, representing a Jumbo squad that did not qualify for the meet as a team […]


Nichols, O’Connor prepare for national championship following Tufts fifth-place finish

The Jumbos entered the New England Regional championships with the hopes of finishing off what has been a very successful season on a high note. They traveled to Westfield, Mass. on Saturday, where they raced earlier this season at the James Earley Invitational. Tufts finished fifth overall on the strength of first and third place […]


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