Michael Shames is a features editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a junior majoring in economics and minoring in philosophy. He can be reached at michael.shames@tufts.edu.


Senior Profile: Parker Breza

Since his early days growing up just outside of Minneapolis, Minn., senior Parker Breza has had a passion for student activism. “I had been pretty active in high school around issues of social justice, and I knew that it was something I wanted to do in college as well,” Breza said. Breza saw that the […]


Cannaclub looking to explore a new frontier in cannabis industry

Disclaimer: Arlo Moore-Bloom is the head of the student advisory board for Cannaclub. He is also the executive sports editor at The Tufts Daily. Moore-Bloom was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. One of the fastest-growing enterprises in the United States, the cannabis industry has been encouraging dialogue surrounding the recreational and medical […]


Students and faculty react to implementation of Canvas

During the fall semester of 2018, Canvas, a learning management system (LMS), replaced Trunk and Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase across the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering. Tufts had been using Trunk as an LMS since 2011.  At first glance, Canvas appears to be similar to Trunk, with the Tufts’ white and […]


Tufts alumni promote science literacy through ‘Breaking Science’ lectures

The world of science may often feel inscrutable for people who are not practicing scientists or engineers, or who have access to few scientific resources. Tufts alumnus Jim Sampson (LA ’09, SK ’15) launched the “Breaking Science” public lecture series in 2016 with the goal of breaking down those very barriers to understanding science, research […]


Senior Profile: Megan Tse immerses in research, supports fellow women engineers

Graduating senior Megan Tse refers to the factors that helped her decide on Tufts as “a series of random events.” She came to Jumbo Days as a prospective student and felt that she could see herself among the students walking around on campus. She was also very intrigued by the research going on at the […]


New summer programs provide more research opportunities for undergraduates

Tufts prides itself on being a distinguished research university, providing students with opportunities to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. This year, in addition to the already established university-wide Summer Scholars program, a few new programs have been created to further this tradition. These programs are the Visiting and […]


Inside-Out brings classroom discussion to state prison

As part of the Tufts University Prison Initiative at Tisch College (TUPIT), Founding Director Hilary Binda leaves campus early in the morning every Wednesday along with 10 students from the Tufts campus to join their additional 10 classmates at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution — Shirley, a medium-security state prison. She teaches the course “Mass Incarceration & Literature of Confinement.” Every Wednesday, the […]


History on the Hill: The MacPhie Pub

The MacPhie Pub, whose former home has since been combined with the Dewick building to form the Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center, was once a lively on-campus spot for students to hang out with friends, watch live entertainment and drink alcohol legally. In the 1970s, many states, including Massachusetts, lowered the legal drinking age to 18. Realizing that […]


New Fletcher publication Econofact aims to reintroduce facts in economic analysis

This past election cycle has put the integrity and veracity of journalism in the spotlight, with rhetoric about “alternative facts” abounding. In response, the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy announced the advent of Econofact in January. The website, directed by William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs Michael Klein […]


Graduating early provides a rare path for students

For most seniors, the end of winter break marks the beginning of the final semester between them and an undergraduate degree. However, some students take the relatively rare collegiate path of graduating a semester early. According to Dean of Undergraduate Studies Carmen Lowe, very few Tufts students choose to graduate a semester early each year, and even fewer choose to graduate a […]


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