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

The cold commute: How Tufts commuters handle extreme weather

While Tufts experienced a record-breaking 108.6 inches of snowfall and five snow days last winter, Feb. 8 was the closest Tufts came to a snow day this year. However, for a specific subset of the Tufts community, including the commuting faculty, staff and students at Tufts, a snow day can wreak havoc with their plans. According to commuter students and Tufts dining staff, they must […]

Tufts Institute of Cosmology’s research points to the possibility of multiverse

It may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but recent research from the Tufts Institute of Cosmology confirms the possibility that multiple universes could exist within black holes. Last December, physics and astronomy professor Alexander Vilenkin, also the director of the Institute of Cosmology, published a paper with his colleagues verifying the possible existence of the multiverse theory. The theory is […]

Interview with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter: The DOD and the ‘Force of the Future’

In an exclusive interview with college student reporters on Dec. 1, the Daily sat down with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as he discussed today’s increasingly tech-savvy society, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) modes of modernization through Carter’s initiative “Force of the Future” and how these changes in the DoD can attract millennials and others to work in DoD. According to Carter, working with […]

Printing in the Digital Age: Behind the Scenes at The Tufts Daily

Editor’s Note: The Daily’s editorial board acknowledges that this article is premised on a conflict of interest. The piece is a special feature that does not represent the Daily’s standard journalistic practices.  At 5:30 am, Jasson Bitencourt arrives at the Gannett Boston Offset, where the Daily is printed each day. The smell of ink lingers in the air […]

Tufts Wi-Fi struggles to keep up with student demands

On Sept. 20, students on Medford/Somerville campus experienced large-scale wireless network inefficiency. In response, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is inviting the community to give input and more direct feedback.  According to TTS Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Theresa Regan, the problem lasted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. However, Regan noted that it is possible that students could have […]

Inaugural Bridge-Year fellows take off in high spirits

As pre-orientation students and staff roamed the campus in late August, a different orientation was beginning for 15 new members of the Tufts community. These students are the inaugural class of the Tisch College’s 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program, a gap-year program unveiled in February 2014. As members of the 1+4 program, these students dedicate the first eight to […]

Tufts Samurai Jumbos brings American college culture to Japanese students

After a lifetime of living in and out of Japan, two first-years, Shunta Muto and Yuta Okada, have decided to bring their unique perspective to the blogosphere. Their blog, Tufts Samurai Jumbos, was launched in February, and aims to educate Japanese high school students about the daily experiences of a Tufts student, as well as the discrepancies between […]

Community Health program in transition, primary major introduced

Currently, students looking to study Community Health (CH) can only declare it as a secondary major, meaning that students have to select another, “primary” major to study simultaneously. Next fall’s undergrads, however, will be the first to be able to pursue a primary CH major without being required to study something else, freeing up both time and credits for those interested […]

‘A Taste of Tufts’: Professor Calvin ‘Chip’ Gidney discusses his research on children’s cartoons

With an opening lecture from Calvin Gidney on the linguistic perpetuation of stereotypes in children’s cartoons, the Experimental College’s (ExCollege) “A Taste of Tufts” lecture series returned to campus on Friday, March 6. An associate professor at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Gidney, known as “Chip,” emphasized the large influence that television still has on the development of social concepts […]

‘From Brainstorm to Business’ brings entrepreneurship into reality

Student-teachers and business partners Marcy Regalado and McCall Bliss had a revelation one day: “What if we teach what we’re doing?” According to Regalado, this idea led to an in-class application of their work as entrepreneurs. Bliss and Regalado, both seniors, taught their first Explorations class “From Brainstorm to Business” this fall semester. The class allowed first-year students to get […]