Miranda Willson
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Miranda Willson is a managing editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in environmental studies and community-based urban policy and can be reached at miranda.willson@tufts.edu.


Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2013 to 2014 The Class […]


The Lewis Lab: studying sexual selection after dark

Throughout her career as a researcher, biology professor Sara Lewis has interacted with members of the scientific community, Tufts graduate and undergraduate students and members of the general public. Though these three groups are separate, one constant has always held true: everyone Lewis has ever talked to about her research, regardless of their understanding of […]


Bringing life into campus housing, one cactus at a time

Although junior Avery Spratt started off her summer interning with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), she ended it selling cacti on the upper patio of the Mayer Campus Center over Labor Day weekend. This sale was the first for Campus Cactus, an event company Spratt developed after stumbling upon a new summer job opportunity after walking into a store this June. That store was […]


A comprehensive guide to Tufts, from A-Z

Welcome to Tufts! You’re now part of a community with enough terms, traditions and inside jokes to warrant a small dictionary. Below is the SparkNotes version, a primer for new Jumbos. AcornHead: Created by artist Leslie Fry, the “Colossal AcornHead” came to Tufts in 2012 and was the first public sculpture installed on the Medford/Somerville campus. It represents a special connection […]


Unpaid summer internships present challenges, create opportunities for Tufts students

Ever since Kenny Weitzman was a high school student in rural New Hampshire, he knew he wanted to work on Capitol Hill. The Tufts junior saved money for the past four years, working during the summers and the school years to be able to accept an unpaid internship at Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) office. Weitzman, who double-majors […]


Ecofeminism for All: Reflections before I’m shipped to Paris

In December 2013, I joined more than 150 students from Boston-area schools to march from Harvard Square to the Charles River, calling for fossil fuel divestment. I remember the excitement I felt upon realizing that the movement was not solely confined to the roughly 30 members of Tufts Divest, now known as Tufts Climate Action (TCA). […]


Diversity and Inclusion Working Group works to meet goals of 2013 Diversity Report

The Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DIWG), chaired by Chief Diversity Officer Mark Brimhall-Vargas, has been working this semester toward greater faculty and staff diversity, more public data related to diversity and new affinity groups for minority and women students, faculty and staff. According to Brimhall-Vargas, the working group contains leaders and representatives from all of Tufts’ schools and campuses and is overseen […]


Jobs for whom?

This summer, I wrote an article for a small newspaper about natural gas extraction and production in Chautauqua County, N.Y., interviewing at least half a dozen people from local industries, governments and activist organizations. Natural gas is an influential yet contentious industry in this rural, economically depressed area. Though high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been […]


Congressman Moulton addresses political partisanship, future of politics in roundtable discussion

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), who represents the 6th district of Massachusetts, spoke at a roundtable discussion about the state of American politics in the Rabb Room last Monday afternoon. The discussion was hosted by Tufts Cooperation and Innovation in Citizenship (CIVIC), Tufts Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public […]


Tufts ASBMB connects students to faculty research with guided tours

Approximately 40 Tufts students attended free guided tours of 10 research laboratories by biology and chemistry professors at 200 Boston Avenue on Friday. The Tufts chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) sponsored the tours, which took place between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Michaela Gold, president of Tufts ASBMB, said the purpose […]


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