Marianna Athanassiou is an Assistant News Editor for the Tufts Daily.

International Center hires new international student advisor

The International Center welcomed Neriliz Soto González as its third International Student and Scholar Advisor on Jan. 21. In this role, González focuses on programming events and immigration advising. González explained that her goals as a new advisor include running different cultural programs, such as those introducing incoming students to Greater Boston, sharing the history of the state of Massachusetts and […]

Alpha Gamma Delta delays extension efforts on campus to fall 2016

Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD) has delayed its timeline for joining the Tufts Greek community, pushing its extension efforts on campus to the fall 2016 semester. AGD will officially begin recruitment for its charter class in spring 2017, according to a statement given to the Daily by AGD Extension Manager Jaimie Ware. “Delaying our extension efforts will give us […]

The Monologues production shifts focus to include more identities

The Monologues, a production set to take place next spring in which student narratives are performed, will cease accepting show submissions tomorrow. The production has shifted its focus to “[prioritize] female identifying, gender-nonconforming, gender-queer, and trans* individuals,” according to its Facebook page. Sophomore Morgan Freeman, one of the Monologues’ co-directors, said she wanted to make the distinction between this year’s Monologues, last […]

Two new ARDs hired mid-semester amid ResLife system transition

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) finished its process of hiring two more Area Residence Directors (ARDs) earlier this month. According to Director of ResLife Yolanda King, the two new ARDs are Donisha Thaxton for Area Four (Lewis Hall and South Hall) and Mohamed Barakat for Area Two (Carmichael Hall, Wilson House, Wren Hall, Carpenter House, Metcalf […]

Former AEPi brothers adjust to new status as local fraternity Pi Delta

The newly established local Tufts fraternity Pi Delta is adjusting to its place on campus after disaffiliating from the national fraternity organization Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) last winter. Former AEPi members voted unanimously to disaffiliate and finalized their decision through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in late January, according to a Jan. 30 Daily article. The Tufts AEPi chapter was […]

Tufts silk ink research leads to new medical developments

Biomedical and mechanical engineers from Tufts published research this summer that could make inkjet printing a more effective tool for synthesizing medical technologies, with developments for a platform that allows 3D printing for liquid silk. The study, published on June 16 in Advanced Materials online, examined silk inks that contain biological molecules such as enzymes, antibiotics, antibodies, nanoparticles and growth […]

Institute for Innovation holds first Annual Student Symposium

Tufts Institute for Innovation (TII) hosted its first Annual Student Symposium, titled “Research, Innovation and Community Engagement,” on Friday, April 10. The event featured welcoming remarks, keynote address speakers, panel discussions and poster sessions. TII Deputy Director Lauren Linton said that the major speakers — Faith Wallace-Gadsden, founder of the Archimedes Project, and Peter Levine, professor of citizenship and public […]

51 Winthrop Street dedicated to impactful alumna, trustee

At the 60th anniversary of the Tufts University Alumni Association’s (TUAA) Senior Awards Ceremony on March 28, 51 Winthrop Street was dedicated as a function space in honor of Alison “Sunny” M. Breed (J ’66, G ’72), according to Timothy Brooks, executive director of Alumni Relations. “The Board of Trustees and the Tufts Administration unanimously agreed that naming the function space in honor of […]

NESCAC-wide survey sheds light on student behavior

On March 1, the second NESCAC Alcohol Survey was administered at Tufts and nine other schools in the NESCAC, including Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College and Williams College.  According to Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, the first survey of this type took place three years ago in 2012, […]

New graduate student lounge opens in Curtis Hall

The new graduate student lounge in Curtis Hall celebrated its opening on Feb. 26. The lounge’s opening was attended by graduate students and graduate directors, and it also featured a visit from University President Anthony Monaco. According to Burns Healy, president of the Graduate Student Council (GSC), the new lounge is meant to provide an additional on-campus […]