Rachael Meyer is a news editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying environmental studies and international relations. She can be reached at rachael.meyer@tufts.edu.

Tufts releases 2017, 2018 Sustainability Progress Report

The Tufts Office of Sustainability released the fiscal year 2017 and 2018 Campus Sustainability Progress Report in March of this year. According to Tina Woolston, the Office of Sustainability program director, the report contains a sampling of the variety of different sustainability projects and advancements that are going on at Tufts but is by no […]

Tufts Health Service contributes to national HIV prevention guidelines

In January of this year, the American College Health Association (ACHA) released new guidelines for the use of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in college health centers. ACHA PrEP in College Health Task Force, the task force that put together these guidelines, included two Tufts Health Service staff members: Margaret Higham, M.D., the medical director of Tufts […]

Tufts promotes global initiatives, resources, collaboration with launch of new website

In a Jan. 9 email to the Tufts community, Tufts’ Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President announced the official launch of Global Tufts, a website that provides online resources about global initiatives to the Tufts community. According to Diana Chigas (F ’88), senior international officer and associate provost, who led the project, conversations inspired by the 2013 T10 Strategic Plan prompted Tufts to […]

Tufts adds solar array to Lewis Hall, grows solar program

Tufts is pursuing the widespread installation of solar panels across the Medford/Somerville campus that could, if fully implemented, bring Tufts toward its goal of being carbon-neutral by 2050. An array of solar panels was recently installed on the roof of Lewis Hall,  Tufts Director of Engineering for Facilities Services and Office of Sustainability Council Member Dariusz […]

Environmentalist speaks about urgency of climate change, civil disobedience in activism

Environmentalist Bill McKibben spoke to a standing room only ASEAN Auditorium about climate change activism on Tuesday evening as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series.  McKibben spoke on a variety of topics, including civil disobedience, divestment from fossil fuel companies, politics in the U.S. and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental […]

Students embark on geology-focused escapade to the Fells

Jack Ridge, professor of glacial and quaternary geology and geomorphology in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, led a group of students through the Middlesex Fells Reservation last Friday to learn about geological formations. The Environmental Studies Program organized the trip, which was part of its Environmental Escapades series. According to Ridge, this was his first […]

Video surveillance: Cameras spark concerns over appropriate use of footage

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. The first part was published on Nov. 30, and is posted online. In 2012, Tufts administration spearheaded a program to establish a formalized surveillance security policy that would cover both the cameras that had previously been installed on campus and the installation of […]

Video surveillance: who’s watching Tufts’ campus?

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team about surveillance on the Tufts campus. The second part will be published on Friday. In May of 2017, Tufts administrators charged several seniors with various allegations including indecent exposure, sexual exploitation and sexual misconduct after they were found […]