Mengqi Sun

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 mengqi.sun@tufts.edu.


History on the Hill: Civil rights protests on construction site of Lewis Hall in 1969

In November of 1969, outraged that a company with discriminatory hiring policies was contracted to build a new dorm (now Lewis Hall), Tufts students organized demonstrations at the construction site, demanding equal employment opportunity for minority construction workers. This Nov. 5 marked the 45th anniversary of the protest. According to Daniel Coleman (A ’73), who was a freshman […]


Eliot-Pearson and CMS honor “Sesame Street,” promote educational children’s media

“Sesame Street” (1969 – present) saw sunny days this weekend, giving Elmo, Ernie and Bert reason to be proud. The prolific children’s show received an Award for Excellence in Children’s Media from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and the Communication and Media Studies (CMS) program. The award was given for the […]


New marketplace to open in Davis Square next fall

With the opening of Brothers Marketplace in Davis Square next fall, grocery shopping will soon become much easier for Tufts students. According to a Sept. 17, 2014 article in the Somerville Times, Brothers Marketplace, a small-scale, high-end grocery shop owned by Roche Bros., will occupy the basement and the first floor of the currently abandoned Social Security […]


Local food trucks find home in Tufts community

Moe’s BBQ Truck, which sits at the intersection of Professor’s Row and Packard Ave. on weekend nights, has been well-known on campus for some time now. Recently, though, more and more local food trucks based in and around Somerville are finding a home around Tufts’ campus. Cambridge resident Dave Stuart, nicknamed “Moe,” started his food truck […]


‘No Shave November’ furthers awareness of cancer, Relay for Life

Halfway through November, many male students have put their razors to rest to participate in the first No Shave November” contest held by Tufts Relay for Life (Tufts RFL). The contest is a play on the larger movement during the month of November, sometimes called “Movember,” that aims to raise awareness for men’s health. Sophomore […]


GlobeMed partners with new health organization, expands membership

Founded by six members in the fall of 2011, Tufts GlobeMed, a chapter of the national organization that pairs students with international community-health groups, has vastly increased its presence on campus over the past three years. This year, GlobeMed has partnered with a new organization, Practical Help Achieving Self-Empowerment , to help increase its public […]


Tufts strives to represent university values with commencement speakers

Each spring, members of the Tufts community eagerly await the announcement of the commencement speaker and Honorary Degree recipients – major selections that have come to reflect the university’s culture and values. Since 1858, Tufts has sought to honor recipients who represent the ideals and beliefs of the school, and has also encouraged the community […]


Strong Women, Strong Girls impacts over 9,000 girls nationally, assisted by Tufts chapter

Since 2008, female Tufts students have worked with the national non-profit organization Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) to help girls in the surrounding Somerville and Medford areas. The chapter has attempted to encourage female empowerment and promote service work by mentoring local young women. SWSG is committed to utilizing lessons from “strong” historical female figures […]


No Shave November’ furthers awareness of cancer, Relay for Life

Halfway through November, many male students have put their razors to rest to participate in the first “No Shave November” contest held by Tufts Relay for Life (Tufts RFL). The contest is a play on the larger movement during the month of November, sometimes called “Movember,” that aims to raise awareness for men’s health. Sophomore […]


American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors present and past Tufts professors

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) inducted new members at a ceremony held on Oct. 12 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, including Tufts Robinson Professor of Chemistry David Walt. The ceremony welcomed the 197 new members of the Class of 2013, who came from all over the country and many different professions […]


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