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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]


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 […]


Police Briefs — Week of Dec. 3

On Nov. 22 at 9:02 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers responded at the Tufts administration building on Holland Street to a report of someone experiencing a possible medical condition, likely a heart attack. In addition to TUPD, the Somerville Fire Department and Cataldo Ambulance responded to the incident. The individual was not affiliated […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 19

Since Sept. 1, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), along with Medford and Somerville Police and Fire Departments, has responded to 23 cooking-related fire alarms. These alarms have been caused by everything from popcorn to eggs to curried shrimp. According to TUPD, the number one cause of house fires is leaving food unattended while cooking. On […]


Heginbotham speaks about war games at inaugural Applied IR Speaker Series

Disclaimer: Kevin Doherty is an assistant features editor at the Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.  Research scientist and specialist in Asian security issues Eric Heginbotham spoke last night at the Cheryl Chase Center in the first installment of the international relations (IR) department’s Applied IR Speaker […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 12

On Nov. 3 at 1:13 a.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to an incident of fire extinguisher discharge in West Hall. Officers entered the building, saw that it was hazy and recognized the haze was caused by the fire extinguisher. TUPD determined the powder from the extinguisher set off the fire alarm. Cleaning […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 5

On Oct. 26 at 1:58 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers responded to a call from Hill Hall in which a student reported that they had returned to their room to find their rug displaced and their window open, though the security screen was found locked. The student reported that nothing was missing from […]


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