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


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 […]


Former Resident Assistants discuss benefits, flaws in ResLife-RA relationship

A first-year student’s Resident Assistant (RA) might be one of the first members of the Tufts community they meet when they arrive on campus. Assigned to a particular dorm and floor, RAs organize and facilitate community-wide activities and programs while also ensuring the safety of their residents, according to the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) website.  […]


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