Rebecca Barker is an Outreach Coordinator, news editor and former Managing Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying international relations. Rebecca can be reached at [email protected]

2020 vision: Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal discusses brand’s civic engagement, new store opening

Preserving financial accessibility and a people-first mindset is paramount for Neil Blumenthal, a Tufts alumnus who co-founded the high-quality and fashionable eye-glasses company, Warby Parker. Blumenthal graduated from Tufts in 2002 with degrees in international relations and history. 

Letter from the Managing Board: Let’s get to work

On behalf of The Tufts Daily, welcome back to the Hill. We know this is a time of unique challenges, but we know this semester will undoubtedly yield meaningful experiences as well. As journalists, we are inspired by the advocacy and strength of our community. We watched and reported as you provided resources for those […]

Following opposition to virtual ceremony, Tufts to reschedule Commencement

In an abrupt departure from the administration’s previous decision, University President Anthony Monaco announced that an in-person commencement will be postponed until the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. The Tufts community initially received an email on March 26 notifying members of the Class of 2020 that commencement would only take place virtually this year, […]

Senate passes resolution calling for land acknowledgment

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday night to discuss a resolution titled “S. 19-13 A Resolution Calling for Tufts University to Create an Official Land Acknowledgement, Increase the Amount of Indigenous Presence on Campus, and Raise Awareness of Tufts History with Indigenous Peoples,” written by sophomore Cyrus Kirby.  The resolution called for […]

Mental Health Task Force releases report after 3 years

The Mental Health Task Force released its report to the community on Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day. According to the report, the Task Force was launched in the fall semester of 2016 by University President Anthony Monaco. “[The Task Force] was launched in December of 2016 … to examine the state of student mental health […]

Cummings school graduate sues Tufts, citing data fabrication, retaliation

Kristy Meadows, a graduate of Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school. Meadows claimed in a legal complaint obtained by the Daily that she faced retaliation after she reported a member of her department, Professor of Biomedical Science Elizabeth Byrnes, for allegedly fabricating research, as well […]

Michael Howard replaces Patricia Campbell as new executive vice president

Michael Howard began his position as the executive vice president of Tufts on July 1, according to TuftsNow. Howard previously served as the executive vice president for finance and administration at Smith College as well as vice president of finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Howard replaced Patricia Campbell, who had worked at Tufts […]

Students share narratives about mental health at Active Minds event

Content warning: This article discusses suicide and self-harm. Active Minds at Tufts presented its annual event, Mental Health Monologues: Strength in Stories, on Tuesday night, during which 20 students presented monologues written by either themselves or other Tufts students for whom they had volunteered to read. The monologues depicted struggling with various mental health issues, including anxiety and […]

First Global Tufts Week celebrates international engagement on campus

Tufts hosted the first annual Global Tufts Week from March 2–9, designed to highlight the global engagement of students, faculty and staff and promote dialogue between Tufts organizations and schools related to international issues, according to its website. Planning for the event first began this fall and was finalized in December, according to Senior International Officer and Associate Provost Diana Chigas. The […]

Tufts Technology Services launches AccessTufts 2.0

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) announced the launch of AccessTufts 2.0, a portal primarily used by faculty and staff designed to centralize online information and services, on Feb. 5. According to the announcement email sent to the Tufts community, the relaunch “i​s the most ambitious release since [the] initial launch in 2016.” AccessTufts was launched in […]