Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in International Relations. He can be reached at

After five snow days, professors pursue ways to make up missed classes

With a total of five snow days this semester thus far, Tufts professors are adopting alternative technologies to make up for lost class time. Lecturer in the Department of History David Proctor explained that he has been exploring different solutions for his different courses, which include both lecture-based and seminar-based classes. He noted that for […]

Conference today to explore application of humanism

Tonight the Tufts Experimental College (ExCollege), the Humanist Chaplaincy at Tufts, the Tufts Freethought Society and the Boston Area Coalition of Reason will host a conference on humanism in the Tufts Interfaith Center. The organizations developed the idea to teach community members about humanism and the application of its values in everyday life, Humanist in Residence Walker […]

Student advocates guide peers through judicial process

The Tufts Community Union Judiciary’s (TCU-J) Judicial Advocacy Program has been newly renovated in order to connect students facing disciplinary action with trained advocates to navigate Tufts’ judicial process and offer confidential and objective advice. The program, which was revived last semester through the collaboration of Judiciary Advocacy Chair Sophie Gomez and Judicial Affairs Administrator Mickey Toogood, […]

Entrepreneur discusses innovation and role of technology

Joi Ito, entrepreneur and director of the MIT Media Lab, presented a lecture to the Tufts community titled “How the Internet Has Changed the World: Civic Engagement, Innovation, Learning and Technology Today (and How We Got Here)” as part of the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs’ Speaker Series. The event, which took place in Cabot ASEAN […]

Panel discusses importance of teaching and educational inequity

Tufts community members came together on Tuesday for a panel discussion, entitled “One Goal, Many Paths: Addressing the Challenge of Educational Inequity,” which featured three panelists from different educational backgrounds. The event, which took place in the Lincoln Filene Center Rabb Room, was co-sponsored by Teach for America and the Eliot-Pearson Department of Education. Howard Woolf, […]

TCU Senate Update

In its final meeting of the fall semester, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held elections for an open position within the TCU Allocations Board, voted on an amendment to a bylaw on outreach and listened to updates from various chairs. Allison Aaronson, the senate’s diversity and community affairs officer, opened the meeting by discussing the recent non-indictments […]

Indict Tufts movement mobilizes, plans for future

Over 100 students came together on Wednesday night for an open group meeting called “#BlackLivesMatter / Tufts Community Town Hall Meeting: Mobilizing for #IndictAmerica & Ferguson Aftermath,” in Alumnae Lounge. The meeting was part of a series of actions this week, organized by a group of students under the name Indict Tufts, to spotlight and fight racial oppression […]

Students hold actions in dining halls, chant “Black Lives Matter”

Approximately 30 Tufts students came together for an action in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center around 12:30 p.m. yesterday. The students formed to speak out against racial injustice both on Tufts’ campus and beyond. The students entered the dining center repeatedly chanting, “Black lives matter.” “We indict Tufts University,” the students yelled. “This is a reactionary effort […]

Tufts community members come together to reflect on Ferguson trial findings

Tufts faculty, staff and students came together at noon on Tuesday, filling Goddard Chapel, to reflect on yesterday’s announcement of Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, on Aug. 9. Tufts University Chaplain Reverend Greg […]

Administration issues statement on custodial services, TLC leads opposition

Tufts administration released an announcement on “Custodial Services at Tufts” on Nov. 21, which outlined the current status of the recently signed contract between Tufts and DTZ, the outside contractor for Tufts janitors. The plan DTZ is developing in accordance with the new contract was also mentioned, though changes are not expected until March at the earliest, according to Vice […]