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Matthew McGovern is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying philosophy. Matthew can be reached at [email protected]


TUSC organizes more than 100 events for spring break ‘Staycation’

There is a wide variety of programming planned for the week, including kickboxing, yoga and zumba classes, grab-n-go events, cooking classes and mindfulness sessions. The events are taking place during what would have been a week-long spring break, had it not been for the pandemic. Kabra, a sophomore, spoke about how she hopes the "Staycation” can benefit students who are missing the typical mid-semester break.


WMFO resumes in-person DJing with restrictions

The Office for Campus Life gave WMFO, Tufts’ freeform radio station, permission to welcome DJs back into the studio as part of the broader easing of university restrictions announced on Feb. 18. The station is subject to rules outlined by the Office for Campus Life that apply to all student organizations and their spaces, but […]


RAs met with mixed response after presenting concerns to Residential Life

Due to financial and legal limitations, ORLL cannot grant all the requests the RAs made in their email. For instance, ORLL is restricted in its ability to accommodate calls for increased compensation, prioritization for the COVID-19 vaccine and communication of COVID-19 statistics in residence halls.


Psychology department to launch new series on anti-racism, to begin in April

Sam Sommers, professor of psychology and department chair, expressed that the goal of the series is to provide a venue for well-regarded scientists to share their research on anti-racism with the community, and to allow students an opportunity to network with people in the field. 


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 […]


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