Mark Choi is an assistant features editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying Philosophy & Political Science and can be reached at [email protected]


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 […]


As humanities majors continue to drop, students, faculty, administrators grapple with the value of a liberal arts degree

Tufts University has long been recognized for its robust liberal arts curriculum and nationally ranked international relations program, while also providing research opportunities and facilities for its undergraduates. Historically, Tufts began as a small liberal arts college chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1852, joining the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in […]


Senior Profile: Shaan Merchant

During his four years at Tufts, Shaan Merchant has kept busy. He created his own interdisciplinary studies major in political media, served on the executive board of the Tisch Council for Philanthropic Leadership and worked as a barista at The Rez. Merchant is also a food tour guide for Boston’s Little Italy and shares his […]


Alumni for Trustees election candidates share platforms, connections to Tufts

Kenneth C. Fan (E ‘01, F ‘07), David B. Meyers (A ‘96), Lori Roth (J ‘86) and Sonja Bartlett (A ’90) are running for the Tufts University Board of Trustees after having been selected by the Nominating Committee of the Tufts University Alumni Council. The Daily spoke with the four candidates to learn about their stances on […]


Bridging arts and academics, Part 2: Difficulties, future hopes within the dual-degree program

Despite the ever-growing demand for combined-degree programs at Tufts, dual-degree students continue to face challenges involving transportation, a lack of artistic resources available on the Medford/Somerville campus and difficulty navigating social life on two campuses. Raissa Li, a first-year student who intended to study biochemistry and studio art as a dual-degree student, decided to drop out […]


Bridging arts and academics, Part I: The Tufts-SMFA dual-degree program

The combined-degree program between Tufts and the School of Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) began in the late 1970s and was designed for students who are interested in pursuing both a rigorous liberal arts education and studio art, according to the Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. Students who are enrolled in the program have […]


Students with dietary restrictions report lack of options in dining halls, Tufts Dining responds

An increasing number of Tufts students have dietary restrictions, including gluten and dairy allergies, with more than 50 students registered for access to gluten-free pantries and refrigerators as of fall 2018, according to Director of Dining and Business Services Patti Klos. Despite the growing demand for allergen-free meals, many students with dietary restrictions face limited […]


Students, administrators respond to Trump administration’s proposed definition of gender

The Trump administration is reportedly looking to introduce a narrow definition of gender “as a biological, immutable condition” determined at birth, according to an Oct. 21 New York Times article. The Times explained that the new definition can eradicate federal recognition of an estimated 1.4 million transgender and non-binary Americans which could lead to implications […]


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