Nina Joung

Nina Joung is the former Features Executive Editor for the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in American Studies and minoring in FMS. She can be reached at

Expanded Bridge-Year program brings larger student community together

“A couple of years ago we got this idea that maybe there’s a better way to prepare students for college,” Alan Solomont, dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, said at a Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year alumni presentation last Friday. “Maybe [after] a bridge year during which they can go live and work in a […]

Professor Paul Joseph on his upcoming course on Trump, the election

In his office in Eaton Hall, sociology professor Paul Joseph has accumulated multiple piles of books and files with article clippings to prepare for an overhaul of a class he’s been teaching almost every semester for the past four years. In response to this year’s election, Joseph is teaching an altered version of his Political Sociology course called, “The […]

At Mindfulness Buddhist Sangha, students carve space for community healing

“Focus on one breath and then the next … and then the next.” Priya Sraman’s words filled the silence of Goddard Chapel on Monday, Nov. 14 as the Tufts Buddhist in Residence led a breathing meditation. Eleven Tufts students sat cross-legged in a circle next to him with their eyes closed. During the noon open block period on […]

Group of Six peer leaders facilitate greater communication, solidarity

For Christin Mujica, a peer leader at the Latino Center and a former peer leader at the LGBT Center, the fact that the two centers share Bolles House at 226 College Ave. has been a convenient way for her to find community. However, as someone who identifies as both queer and Latina, Mujica, a senior, recognized that not everyone feels comfortable […]

JumboVote looks to boost students’ voter turnout

JumboVote 2016, described on its website as “a multifaceted, university-wide initiative to boost political learning, engagement and voting in this year’s presidential election,” has been working to tackle the barriers and questions some Tufts students face when registering or voting in order to increase students’ voter registration and turnout. While the JumboVote initiative extends to all of Tufts’ departments, schools and campuses, […]

The disappearing act: taking a medical leave of absence from Tufts

This is the second part of a two-part article about Tufts students who take a leave of absence from school. This part focuses on taking a medical leave of absence from Tufts. One night in October 2014, Nikhil Nandagopal bolted upright out of bed with the realization that something about his life needed to change.  At the time, […]

The disappearing act: taking a personal leave of absence from Tufts

This is the first part of a two-part story about Tufts students who take a leave of absence from school. This part focuses on taking a personal leave of absence from Tufts.  On the administrative side, taking a personal leave of absence from Tufts is as simple as two clicks on SIS. However, the implications of that decision for students […]

Developing an institutional memory at Tufts: African-American history at Tufts

For most Tufts students, time on the Hill lasts only four years, and their memory of Tufts only includes the people they met and the experiences they had within that time. However, some students and faculty — both current and late — have devoted their time to looking back decades, even centuries, into Tufts’ history to integrate the people and experiences […]

Alumnus Edward Dugger Jr. honored in plaque re-dedication ceremony

Edward Dugger Jr. (E ‘41), a record-setting track athlete and mechanical engineer, was honored by a crowd of 50 people last Friday evening in a ceremony co-hosted by the Africana Center and Athletes of Color. The ceremony was held as a re-dedication of the the plaque placed in the alumnus’ honor at the Ellis Oval complex. According to Africana Center […]

Maker Network connects maker organizations on campus, increases accessibility of makerspaces

Andy Braren wanted to make building things easier at Tufts. With this goal in mind, in 2013 — during his sophomore year at Tufts — he started Tufts MAKE as a subgroup under the Tufts Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (THFES). Tufts MAKE had a fun first project: an oreo de-creamer. As the team worked on multiple prototypes toward the […]