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

K. Martinez hired as new Women’s Center director

Tufts has hired K. Martinez, former Associate Director of the Diversity and First-Gen Office at Stanford University, to direct the Tufts Women’s Center. Martinez began their new role at Tufts on May 8. The hiring concludes a semester-long, nationwide search to replace former Women’s Center Director Steph Gauchel, according to Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. Gauchel left the center last February to become Assistant Dean […]

Tufts to offer Hindi-Urdu classes in ExCollege

After student support and lobbying by Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, Tufts will offer Hindi-Urdu classes next semester as part of the Experimental College. Both Hindi-Urdu 1 and 3 will be offered, and the 15-person Hindi-Urdu 1 section is currently full, according to the Student Information System (SIS). Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Arts and […]

Linda Daniels named Senior Director of Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion

Linda Daniels was named senior director of diversity, pluralism and inclusion this semester. In this role, she will work on programs related to intersectionality and pluralism, in partnership with the Group of Six Centers, the Office of Residential Life and Learning, the Office for Campus Life and a number of other campus offices, according to an […]

Linguistics minor reinstated after year-long pause

The linguistics minor has been reinstated, effective immediately, after it was temporarily put on hold in spring 2016. The minor will continue to be housed in the Department of Philosophy, according to Department Chair Erin Kelly. Kelly said that the linguistics minor was reinstated partly because 146 students signed a petition, submitted this fall, which requested the minor’s return. She explained that the philosophy department […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium features speakers from Greater Boston area

Tufts‘ annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. was held on Monday afternoon in Breed Memorial Hall. This year, the event was organized as a symposium, and more than a dozen speakers and panelists discussed King’s legacy under the theme of “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” The symposium was sponsored by the Africana […]

Tufts professor receives U.N. award for cholera outbreak prediction methods

Shafiqul Islam, director of Tufts’ Water Diplomacy Program, received the Creativity Award in the seventh Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) from the United Nations (U.N.) on Nov. 2 for his work in cholera outbreak prevention. Islam, who is also a professor in both the Tufts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Fletcher School of Law and […]

Cheerleading Club reconstituted after two years of disbandment

Tufts Cheerleading held its first practice of the year on Nov. 9, making its return to campus this fall after two years of disbandment.  According to first-year Allie Webster, the team was disbanded because it had no coach and no one to lead the team. Webster, who said she who enjoyed cheerleading in high school, sought to revive […]

Massachusetts voters pass ballot questions on farm animals, marijuana

Question 1: Massachusetts voters decidedly rejected Question 1 which, if passed, would have granted the Massachusetts Gaming Commission the ability to issue one additional slots parlor license than is currently allowed under state law. As of press time, 60.6 percent of voters rejected the question and 39.4 percent voted in favor of it. Locally, 73 percent of Somerville voters and […]

Medford early voting kicks off with Mayor Burke, polling place shuttles

Early voting in Massachusetts began on Oct. 24, and a kick off event at Medford City Hall on Oct. 26 allowed student voters to cast their ballots for the 2016 Presidential Election in advance. Early voting is new in Massachusetts and will continue until Nov. 4. This year, for the first time, the Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life […]