Mark Choi is a Features Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying Philosophy and Political Science. Mark can be reached at [email protected]


Senior Profile: John Lazur fosters ‘radical hospitality’ through interfaith leadership, academic research

Growing up in a Unitarian Universalist Humanist congregation in Minneapolis, Minn., John Cioci Lazur was fascinated by the diversity of religions and faiths early on.  As part of their Sunday school program, Lazur participated in a series where they learned about different religious traditions, which included visits to and lessons about Zen Buddhist temples, synagogues, […]


Senior Profile: Emma Downs inspires change at Tufts through JumboSwipes, theater

As soon as Emma Downs discovered that Massachusetts had the nation’s highest increase in food insecurity rates during the pandemic, she knew something had to be done. The idea was simple, Downs recounted. “I realized that I had 38 [meal] swipes left, and it was a week before finals,” Downs said. “I posted on the […]


Canada’s national Inuit leader Natan Obed reflects on his journey of self-discovery through his senior honors thesis at Tufts

In the historic meeting between the Pope and Indigenous leaders from Canada on April 1, Pope Francis apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in the abuse against Indigenous children in residential schools that operated from the 1880s to the 1990s. According to the New York Times, the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission approximates that “4,100 […]


The expansion of Tufts’ undergraduate enrollment, Part 2: How big is too big for Tufts?

The Daily Read: Features · The Expansion of Tufts’ Undergraduate Enrollment, Part 2: How Big Is Too Big for Tufts? Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on the expansion of Tufts’ undergraduate enrollment. Read the first part here. In a Feb. 18 email, Patrick Collins, Tufts’ executive director of media relations, […]


The expansion of Tufts’ undergraduate enrollment, Part 1: A bigger Tufts is the new normal

The Daily Read: Features · The Expansion of Tufts’ Undergraduate Enrollment, Part 1: A Bigger Tufts is the New Normal Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the expansion of Tufts’ undergraduate enrollment. Read the second part here. While Tufts University has been a member of the New England Small College […]


Tufts Legacy Project builds intergenerational connections, one story at a time

Disclaimer: Katie Furey is a former features editor at The Tufts Daily. Katie was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Two years into the pandemic, many have struggled with feelings of loneliness and isolation, with hugs and handshakes replaced by six feet of distance and smiles hidden behind masks. For older […]


Community members explore the intersection of queerness and faith

The Tufts LGBT Center and the COFFEE Interfaith Student Coalition hosted a Queerness and Faith event and dinner in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Nov. 10. The discussion group was open to queer people and allies coming from all faith backgrounds, bringing together about 40 participants to grapple with the intersection of queerness and […]


Tufts as an Anti-Racist Institution, Part 2: Challenges, difficulties and hopes for anti-racist initiative moving forward

In July 2020, University President Anthony Monaco made a commitment to make Tufts an anti-racist institution. Almost a year and a half later, many members of the Tufts community have been left unsatisfied with how these efforts have materialized on campus. Zach Everett, a second-year resident assistant in Lewis Hall, shared that there have been […]


Tufts as an Anti-Racist Institution, Part 1: Students, administrators and university staff discuss what ‘anti-racism’ means at Tufts

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the anti-racist initiative at Tufts. The next part of the series will be published on Monday, Nov. 22. “Tufts as an Anti-Racist Institution,” a university-wide initiative, was first announced by University President Anthony Monaco on July 8, 2020, with a goal to “find and […]


Effective Altruism club hopes to promote a deeper understanding of doing good on campus

Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement concerned with finding the most effective ways to make the world a better place, according to Graeme McDonough, a junior on the Effective Altruism club’s executive board. “At its core, effective altruism is really about philosophy and thinking about how we can analyze giving back to the […]


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