Melissa Kain is a News Editor for the Tufts Daily. She is majoring in mathematics and Spanish. Melissa can be reached at [email protected].

Paul Simon performs hits in celebration of Granoff Music Center’s establishment

Musician Paul Simon, of folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, performed to a packed Distler Performance Hall in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center yesterday afternoon. About 300 people were in attendance. Following the performance, Simon participated in a question-and-answer session with members of the audience. Simon has won 16 Grammy Awards, received Kennedy Center Honors and was […]

Cecile Richards optimistic about reproductive rights activism

Outgoing Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards discussed the state of reproductive rights in America in a packed Cohen Auditorium yesterday. The event was hosted by Merrin Moral Voices, a Hillel initiative, with support from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Richards was introduced by Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, the Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel, and Sara Schiff, […]

Faculty to vote on new primary major in environmental studies

A new primary major for Environmental Studies (ENVS) may be available to students beginning in the fall 2018 semester, pending a vote by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in May, Dr. Colin Orians, Director of the Environmental Studies program and professor of biology, said. According to Orians, this follows approval for the new major by the Committee […]

Biomedical engineering department to vote on new co-op program

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Tufts is creating a co-op program for undergraduates, with the first co-op placements offered as soon as next spring. According to Qiaobing Xu, an associate professor of BME, the program will allow students to participate in full-time paid job placements for six months during the school year. Xu said […]

Tufts Institute of the Environment to launch Master of Science in Sustainable Water Management

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) will be launching a new Master of Science in Sustainable Water Management (SWM) this fall, according to TIE Director Dr. Linda Abriola. According to TIE’s website, students enrolled in this yearlong program can follow one of four program tracks: Water Diplomacy; Water, Food and Energy; Water Infrastructure for Human Development; and […]

Merrin Moral Voices hosts Reproductive Rights in Prisons event

Assistant Professor of Sociology Jill Weinberg discussed the reproductive rights and healthcare of incarcerated women at a Merrin Moral Voices-sponsored lecture at Hillel on Wednesday. Merrin Moral Voices is a Hillel initiative that aims to highlight the importance of speaking up on social justice issues through a distinguished lecture series, events and partnerships with student organizations, according to their […]

Tufts Capital Projects plans new accessible housing

Accessibility changes are coming to Tufts housing, specifically in Houston, Miller and Stratton Halls, according to Director of Capital Projects Gretchen Von Grossman. According to Von Grossman, every project in a campus building requires code compliance, including accessibility. Tufts has a university-wide five-year Capital Plan, which includes renovations to these three dorms, she said. “Generally, […]

ResLife proposes new changes to housing lottery

Changes to the Tufts housing lottery system were proposed at the Oct. 15 Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate meeting by Matt Austin, associate director for housing operations in the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife). Austin, who started in his position in April, said that he was hoping to present a menu of options for change, based […]

2017–18 EPIIC colloquium asks “Is the Liberal World Order Ending?”

This year, the 2017–18 Sherman Teichman Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) colloquium “Is the Liberal World Order Ending?” is for the first time under the leadership of Abi Williams, the newly appointed director of The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) and professor of the practice of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. […]

Global Development and Environment Institute awards 2018 Leontief Prize

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University announced Dr. Mariana Mazzucato and Dr. Branko Milanovic as the winners of its 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought on Oct. 4. The prize is given to economists “whose work combines theoretical and empirical research to promote a more comprehensive understanding of […]