Marianna Schantz is an Assistant News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying international relations and Russian. Marianna can be reached at [email protected]


Tufts updates procedures for missing a midterm or final due to illness

Tufts announced changes to its policy on missing midterm or final exams due to illness in an email to undergraduate students on Oct. 1. Going forward, students will no longer be able to obtain notes excusing them from midterm or final exams via walk-in appointment with Health Service or Counseling and Mental Health Services. Instead, […]


Study abroad programs resume with COVID-19 restrictions

As students who plan on studying abroad in the fall semester are gearing up for their trips, many programs are proceeding as planned, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mala Ghosh, associate dean and senior director of Tufts Global Education, said that it is exciting to watch students return to study abroad programs. “Students have been […]


Alumni Association honors 12 graduating seniors in annual awards ceremony

The Tufts University Alumni Association held the 2021 Senior Awards ceremony on April 10, virtually honoring 12 graduating seniors from the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts for their academic achievement, leadership and participation in campus and community activities.  Joda Glossner, associate director of council […]


Tufts first-year initiates program to connect students with Medford Senior Center

The Tufts Public Health Society recently announced that it is collaborating with the Medford Senior Center to run a new program called Community Connections. The program aims to create relationships between Tufts students and the Medford senior community while combating isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization connects student callers to individuals at the Medford Senior Center. 


Tufts Alumni Association honors 2020 alumni awardees

The Tufts Alumni Association recognized 13 alumni for their vivid engagement, career successes and contributions to the university in an awards ceremony on Feb. 27. The awards included a Young Alumni Achievement Award, a Young Alumni Service Award, Distinguished Achievement and Distinguished Service Awards, Active Citizenship and Public Service Awards, a Career Services Award and Service Citations. 


STOP Spillover project, led by Tufts experts, begins work

The $100 million project works to understand and address the risks posed by zoonotic diseases, which are transmissible from animals to humans, that can spill over and cause epidemics. 


Fletcher School reverses rebrand, focuses on path to create another brand

The new developments included the changing of the name from "The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy" to "Fletcher, The Graduate School of Global Affairs," the creation of a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) degree and a new seal and website. Fletcher students and alumni believe that there was a lack of transparency regarding the changes of the school.


Fletcher School rebrand sparks controversy, community outcry

The Fletcher School recently underwent several marketing changes,  including modifying its name to “Fletcher, The Graduate School of Global Affairs," creating a new seal and remodeling its website. The rebranding sparked community uproar and led to an internal issue between a member of the Fletcher Board Advisors and an alumna.


JumboVote, Tisch College host panels for Election Day

The panels included conversations with professors from the Department of Political Science and researchers from Tisch College, as well as student organizations around campus, according to the Tisch College election week event website.


Intersection of politics, religion in Ukraine discussed at Fletcher School conference

Divided into a keynote address and three panel discussions, the conference focused on the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, and issues regarding geopolitics, pluralism and security in the country.


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