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


Research, teaching assistants continue work as university suspends on-campus research

The Tufts research community has suspended all nonessential on-campus research activities in accordance with new guidelines outlined in a March 19 email from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) as of March 20 at 5 p.m. The new measures have been taken in a concerted effort to minimize opportunities for transmission of […]


School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center swing into action in response to COVID-19

The Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the Tufts Medical Center (TMC) have been preparing to tackle COVID-19 in recent weeks, according to Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, an attending physician at TMC specializing in infectious diseases and an assistant professor at TUSM. While not formally affiliated with the university, TMC is the main teaching hospital […]


Tufts leads among US colleges in financial aid generosity

Tufts ranked 12th most generous to students with financial need in a list of private 958 colleges published at the end of January by the Chronicle of Higher Education, based on 2017–18 data of private nonprofit colleges in the United States. Ruth Hammond, who was a senior editor at the Chronicle of Higher Education until […]


Part of ceiling collapses in Eaton Hall classroom

A portion of plaster in room 202 of Eaton Hall came loose and fell through the ceiling over the weekend of Jan. 25 to 26, according to Director of Building Operations in Medford Jeff McKay. There were no injuries as a result of the plaster falling, as there was nobody in the room at the […]


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 […]


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