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Matthew McGovern is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a junior majoring in philosophy and he can be reached at [email protected]


Talloires Network announces international Next Generation Leader Initiative

The initiative will be hosted in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, and will be composed of 40 civically engaged ‘next generation leaders’ from around the world. 


Faculty Senate condemns administration’s handling of dental school furloughs, lack of transparency

After the Faculty Senate issued a resolution on Sept. 30 condemning Tufts’ lack of communication and transparency in its decision to lay off employees and reduce salaries at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), university officials responded in an Oct. 13 statement that the decision was not within the scope of the Faculty Senate. 


CNN political commentator Van Jones discusses criminal justice, political engagement

Van Jones, CNN correspondent, social entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, spoke with the Tufts community in a webinar on Thursday, Oct. 1, as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series.


Professors, students react to adjusted lab courses, COVID-19 impact on STEM

Labs have had to switch to virtual and hybrid formats due to COVID-19, receiving mixed reviews from students and faculty.


Elaine Chen named new director of Entrepreneurship Center

Prior to joining the Tufts community, Chen founded ConceptSpring, a consulting company that provides entrepreneurial training and advises different organizations to promote growth, according to its website. She was also the vice president of various companies, and focused primarily on engineering and product management.


Tufts-based researchers design model connecting hospitals, college residential halls

Researchers at the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), who usually focus on redistricting, have developed a new model in recent weeks to alleviate the burden on hospitals as they fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The model, which connects hospitals with residential spaces at local universities that have offered to house COVID-19 patients and health […]


Williams explores history of black power, female activists

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life hosted Rhonda Y. Williams, author and professor of history at Vanderbilt University, during a Civic Life Lunch on March 3 in Barnum Hall’s Rabb Room. Williams presented her most recent research and writing, in a talk titled “Black Power and Rethinking U.S. History.”  Williams’ scholarship covers a […]


Tisch College to fund summer campaign fellowships, national convention trips

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will provide two special summer fellowship programs to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the college’s founding, funding student work for election-related campaigns in addition to four students’ trips to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Students vying for the campaign funding, called the “Tisch Campaign Fellowships,” will […]


TCU Senate hears supplementary funding requests, welcomes new members

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate heard 10 supplementary funding requests after revising tenure and promotion recommendation criteria and welcoming newly elected TCU Senators. TCU Treasurer Sharif Hamidi provided new senators with an overview of the Allocation Board’s (ALBO) deliberation process before beginning the process of hearing supplementary funding requests from student organizations. TCU Senate […]


Tufts awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for interdisciplinary data science institute

 The Tufts Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Principles Of Data Science (T-TRIPODS) will celebrate its launch on January 31, following the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) $1.5 million grant awarded to Tufts in October 2019 to establish the center. Funding for T-TRIPODS comes in three annual $500,000 installments from the NSF, which fund alternating and overlapping cycles of […]


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