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Mengqi Sun is the Managing Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior double majoring in International Relations and Economics. She can be reached at [email protected]

Car fire, bomb threats under ongoing investigation, impacted finals schedule

Multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in an ongoing investigation surrounding bomb threats and a suspected arson that occurred outside of Health Service in the early morning hours of Monday, May 9. The investigation is being carried out by a joint law enforcement team made up of the state Fire Marshal, Somerville Police, Medford Police, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and […]

Bomb threats, car fire interrupted Monday activities, final exam schedules

The scheduling of today’s final exams was disrupted following a fire in a vehicle outside of Tufts Health Service around 4:30 a.m. this morning, and the discovery at the building entrance of a note with bomb threats to four different campus locations. As law enforcement secured, evacuated and cleared the four targeted buildings — Cabot Intercultural […]

Tufts students head to New Hampshire to canvass, attend candidates’ rallies

Students from Tufts for Bernie, Tufts for Hillary and Tufts CIVIC traveled to New Hampshire this past weekend to canvass for and attend rallies of presidential candidates ahead of Tuesday’s primary in the state, the nation’s first primary election. Tufts for Bernie: Talking to voters personally Approximately 13 members of Tufts for Bernie canvassed for Senator Bernie […]

Flashback Friday: Students boycotted classes, rallied support for financial aid, 1990

In February 1990, Tufts administration announced projected cuts in financial aid up to $500,000. A week after the announcement, Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate unanimously called for full student participation in a boycott of classes and a rally in front of Ballou Hall on Feb. 15, demanding that the administration meet the financial aid needs of incoming students. According […]

Flashback Friday: Students protest anti-Semitic speech, 1992

In April 1992, when Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammed, the special assistant to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, came to Tufts to talk about the relationship between Israel and South Africa, a rally of over 200 people from Tufts Hillel, Tufts Israel Network and other members of the Tufts community was organized in protest of his speech. According to a […]

Tufts Democrats attend annual NH Democratic State Convention

On an early foggy Saturday morning, 68 members of Tufts Democrats departed in groups to attend the 2015 Democratic Party State Convention held in Manchester, N.H. Over 4,000 people from the surrounding states and the Democratic Party gathered in the Verizon Wireless Arena to hear from various Democratic Party officers and six Presidential candidates, including former […]

Tufts Film Series preserves lost art of film projection

Today, most believe film projectors are relics of a bygone era. The pace of technology and the difficulty of acquiring film means that, over the years, theaters have dropped the analog format one by one. At Tufts, however, a group of students still works to preserve the “lost art” of projection. Instead of a DVD […]

Spoken Word Alliance sees growth, competes in national poetry slam this month

While poets of the page may publish their writing in the Canon, Tufts’ literary magazine, spoken word poets work outside and beyond the written word. Many write, practice and compete within the Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts (SWAT). Since the group came together in the fall of 2013, it has seen rapid growth. This March, six group members will compete in an annual national […]

With free speech policy, Tufts community seeks civil dialogue

This January, the shooting of 12 people at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo shocked the world, and brought the topics of free speech and religious sensitivity to the fore. The violence sparked discussions across campus, where free speech has been a major topic of debate, and where both students and the administration have actively sought to […]

Tufts researchers study the hazards of highway pollution

A Tufts research team, working with more than eight community partners, has found a relationship between air pollutants emanating from highways and cardiovascular health in surrounding communities, and has also explored ways to mitigate exposure at the levels of policy and practice. Since its initiation in 2008, the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health Study […]