Nicole Brooks

Nicole Brooks is a features editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in History and minoring in Communications and Media Studies and can be reached at [email protected]

Tufts alumnus and Iranian-American detained without charges since last October

“This is a nightmare I can’t describe.” These are the words the mother of Tufts alumnus and Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi (A ’93), who was detained and arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) without any public charges last October, wrote last week. Siamak is estimated to have been in detention for over 130 days, where he […]

Jersey Over Apron: The power of sports

If you’re reading this, you probably like sports. Whether you’ve played them, are a die-hard fan or maybe just a casual observer, sports most likely brought you here. Anyone who has read, watched or talked about sports has heard the cliché that sports are anything but just a game. Within the foundation of this cliché […]

Jersey Over Apron: Ticker tape

When New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced the scheduling of a ticker tape parade following the United States women’s national soccer team’s (USWNT) winning the FIFA World Cup this past summer, New Yorkers were excited. Who wouldn’t want a parade? The welcoming of the USWNT seemed like a proper homecoming for the athletes, as they […]

Jersey Over Apron: I’m sorry

I’m sorry. It may be for some one of the hardest things to say or admit especially in the sports world. But this sorry isn’t so hard; it’s actually one of the easiest sorrys I’ve ever had to say. This column is going to be an apology to a player who didn’t deserve the immediate backlash […]

Jersey Over Apron: Pop’s Old Secret Recipe

Within the first half of the season, media coverage of the NBA has largely focused attention on headlines and stories involving a relatively small group of teams. Whether it is the returning world champion Golden State Warriors, the healthy Cleveland Cavaliers or struggling large-market-city teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and the retiring Black Mamba, […]

Gender, race bias still a reality in collegiate competitive debate

The world of collegiate competitive debate has recently come under scrutiny, as participants report experiencing unfair scoring based on race and gender. According to women in the Tufts Debate Society, judges sometimes deliver biased rulings due to the largely white male-dominated atmosphere of competitive debate. Tufts Debate Society competes in debates within the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) almost every weekend, according […]

Somerville 18 face charges for blocking I-93 during Black Lives Matter protest

Last year, national media coverage focused on several cases of unrest, largely in the form of protests in which activists called the world’s attention to police brutality — particularly excessive force and the targeting of black bodies in the United States. This call for justice, policy changes and rectification of the various economic, social and educational inequalities developed into the […]

Students discuss study abroad cultural activity stipends

Around 40 to 45 percent of Tufts undergraduates study abroad during their junior year, and very often, they do so through Tufts programs. The university has programs in 10 different locations, and the expenses it covers vary depending on factors such as location, transportation availability and students’ living situations. Clarifying a misconception that the costs of studying abroad far exceed those of […]

DevTech Lab unites technology and education

The Tufts-based DevTech Research Group’s lab, located in the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School building on College Ave., is in the business of creating unique learning experiences for kids. Currently, the lab focuses on creating developmentally appropriate technologies for young children. According to Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study Professor Marina Bers, the lab, which came together in 2008, initially focused on designing technologies for […]

Administration, students evaluate inclusivity goals under new diversity officer

In direct response to the Diversity Report that helped shape the strategic plan approved by the Board of Trustees in November 2013, Tufts created the new administrative position of chief diversity officer (CDO) which, it hopes, will provide a more strategic approach to addressing the university’s diversity and inclusion issues. Recently, Tufts announced that Dr. Mark Brimhall-Vargas of […]