Natasha Mayor

Natasha Mayor is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying international relations. She can be reached at

Thant Myint-U discusses contemporary history of Burma

Burmese writer and historian Dr. Thant Myint-U discussed his new book, “The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century” (2019), with an audience of about 30 people in Mugar 200 last night. The talk was hosted by the Fletcher School’s Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean […]

Net wage gap between female, male professors expands

The net pay gap between female and male professors at Tufts has widened to 96.6 cents on the dollar from near perfect parity in 2016, according to the 2018–19 American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Faculty Compensation Survey.  This report comes on the heels of the Eos Foundation’s 2018 report that ranked Tufts as 87th […]

Students host 4th annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

The Tufts community observed Indigenous Peoples’ Day yesterday for the fourth time since 2016, when Arts and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) faculty voted to change what was previously celebrated as “Columbus Day.”  This year’s celebration took place on the Academic Quad and around 80 people were in attendance.  The event began with an acknowledgement presented […]

Amid confusion, School of Medicine clarifies research institute plans

The Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) is revising plans for a new health research institute, following faculty opposition to aspects of the preliminary proposals of departmental reorganization, according to Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology Brent Cochran. While the details have yet to be finalized, a committee has been formed to explore the […]

Cummings clinical trials test canine cancer treatments

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is running a number of clinical trials on oncology patients, according to Clinical Trials Director and Research Professor Cheryl London. According to London, dogs are the primary patients. She said that many of the trials are focused on dogs not only because they experience a wide variety of cancers, but […]

Fletcher discussion spotlights 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VCMF) Marion Smith and former Hungarian diplomat Zoltán Fehér, now a research fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Center for Strategic Studies (CSS), discussed the history and modern-day implications of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution Tuesday night. The event, titled “The 1956 Hungarian Revolution […]

Huw Thomas to leave role as Dean of School of Dental Medicine

Dean of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) Huw Thomas will step down from his role at the conclusion of this academic year. Thomas has served as dean of TUSDM since 2011 after spending more than seven years as the dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, […]

New center at Fletcher hosts conference on cybersecurity

The Center for International Law and Governance (CILG) at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy hosted its inaugural event — a two-day conference on the world of cybersecurity — in Breed Memorial Hall over the weekend.  Titled “Protecting Civilian Institutions and Infrastructure from Cyber Operations: Designing International Law and Organizations,” the conference featured presentations from cybersecurity experts in […]

News roundup: Top stories from this year

The 2017–2018 academic year was an eventful one at Tufts. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill this year. September Tufts’ first-ever Blue and Brown Pass Down sale during move-in gave students moving in discounted prices on donations from students moving out the previous year. The Tufts Disorientation Guide was removed from the official Tufts […]

Fletcher alumnus Kingsley Moghalu campaigns for Nigerian presidency

Kingsley Moghalu (F ’92), senior fellow in The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Council on Emerging Market Enterprises, announced his campaign for the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria on Feb. 28. After 16 years of working for the United Nations and five years as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Moghalu was […]