Rebecca Barker is a contributing writer at the Tufts Daily.


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 […]


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