Minna Trinh is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior and can be reached at minna.trinh@tufts.edu.


‘Black Brown Queer Dance’ workshops celebrate dance from marginalized communities

A series of seven free dance workshops called “Black Brown Queer Dance” led by Boston-based artists will be offered weekly during the month of October in the Metcalf Hall common room, according to Kareem Khubchandani, Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Khubchandani, who […]


Shilpa Davé delivers talk on South Asian accents, media representation

Students gathered in the Alumnae Lounge Monday for a talk on the power of accents in American media. The event, titled “Accented America: Race, Difference, and Power” and hosted by the Asian American Center, featured Shilpa Davé, an assistant professor of media studies and American studies at the University of Virginia. Linell Yugawa, director of the Asian American […]


Class of 2022 most diverse in history, receives record-breaking financial aid

The first-year Class of 2022 is the most diverse in university history, according to an Aug. 29 Tufts Now article. Of domestic students in the Class of 2022, 37 percent identify as students of color, compared to 32 percent of students in the Class of 2021. Five percent of the students identify as black, seven […]


Students respond to the study elsewhere fee

Shannon Lee, a rising junior, wrote a Facebook post on the Tufts Class of 2020 page that sparked student interest in the study elsewhere fee, a $1,200 fee that applies to all students who choose to study a non-Tufts program. Lee stated that she was not aware of the fee until she “stumbled” upon it […]


Tufts publishes previously unavailable data on economic diversity

Tufts’ Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation (OIRE) recently published previously unavailable data on economic diversity of Tufts’ student body, according to senior and TCU Senate Trustee Representative Nathan Foster. Foster noted that the data on Tufts’ economic diversity was first released to TCU Senate at Foster’s request and then was released to the general public.  […]


Tufts Jewish Voice for Peace tables for a boycott of Birthright trips

Tufts Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) tabled in Mayer Campus Center on March 28 encouraging Jewish students not to go on Birthright trips to Israel, according to Tufts JVP member Hannah Nahar. The Facebook event was titled “Return the Birthright: Teach-Out and Tabling.” The tabling is part of the JVP national organization’s #ReturnTheBirthright campaign. Nahar described the goals […]


SMFA shuttle system adds new vans to SMFA, Beacon Street

The Department of Public and Environmental Safety’s Administrative Services office has expanded the transportation system between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts and the Medford/Somerville campus this semester, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. Three new vans now travel between the Medford/Somerville campus and the SMFA’s campus in […]


Julián Cancino hired as new Latino Center director

Tufts has hired Julián Cancino as the next Latino Center director. Cancino began his role at Tufts on Sept. 12. The hiring concludes a summer-long, nationwide search to replace former Latino Center Director Rubén Stern, according to Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. Stern retired from the center in July after 24 years at […]


Search for new Latino Center director sparks controversy

Tufts hired Julián Cancino in August 2017 as the new director of the Latino Center at Tufts University. The decision drew controversy, with outgoing Latino Center Director Rubén Stern criticizing the hiring process in a letter to the Daily. The hiring concluded a nationwide search to replace Stern, according to Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. Stern retired from the […]


Professor of Computer Science Ben Hescott denied tenure, students and alumni respond negatively

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ben Hescott was denied tenure and will not be returning to Tufts this fall, according to an email sent to computer science students by Department of Computer Science Chair Kathleen Fisher on May 23.  The email emphasized that the decision was not made by the the computer science (CS) department. Instead, a faculty member applying for […]


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