Ria Agarwal is an Assistant News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a first-year who has not yet declared a major. Ria can be reached at [email protected]


Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley endorses Katjana Ballantyne for mayor of Somerville

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who represents Massachusetts’ Seventh Congressional District, announced her endorsements for the Nov. 2 Somerville municipal elections in October. Among other endorsements, Pressley supports Ward 7 City Councilor Katjana Ballantyne over City Councilor-at-large Will Mbah in the Somerville mayoral race. Ballantyne was elected to the Somerville City Council in 2013. During her time […]


Kyongbum Lee named dean of School of Engineering

Professor Kyongbum Lee was named Karol Family professor and dean ad interim of the School of Engineering on Aug. 3. He replaced Jianmin Qu, who left Tufts to become provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stevens Institute of Technology at the end of the same month. Lee previously served as chair of the […]


ORLL houses approximately 100 first-years in Hyatt Place Medford

Tufts Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) announced that approximately 100 first-year students will live at the Hyatt Place in Medford Square this year instead of typical first-year dorm-style housing.  The students, who were selected at random from a pool of first-year students arriving on Sept. 1, will be housed on several floors of […]


Adjusted to a virtual format, TUAG sees increased engagement

Although Tufts University Art Galleries has seen increasing numbers of virtual program visitation, Deitsch hopes that this trend will continue post-COVID-19. She mentioned that many students do not know there is an art gallery on campus. As a result, developing greater visibility on campus is an ongoing priority for TUAG staff. 


Educating for American Democracy initiative releases roadmap to strengthen civic education

A team of 300 civic leaders and scholars involved in the Educating for American Democracy initiative, an unprecedented effort to improve and advise history and civics classes at all grade levels nationwide, recently released a roadmap and report of their findings. The materials aim to strengthen the nation's civic education and create civically-engaged citizens during this period of heightened political polarization and inequality.


Students on Boston and Grafton campuses continue to face restrictions, Boston students receive vaccinations

The third-year and fourth-year students at the Tufts University School of Medicine have been offered vaccines, and according to third-year Tara Ahmadi, most accepted. She said the school also has plans to vaccinate first- and second-year students soon. 


CIRCLE releases study on Pre-K–12 civic education in Massachusetts

Director of CIRCLE Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg said that the findings showed signs of equitable implementation and that educators in both low-income and high-income districts have the commitment to implement civic education.


Applications for the Global Research Assistant Program open for students, faculty

The Global Research Assistant Program (GRAP) is a program that gives Tufts students the opportunity to work with professors over the summer on international research projects.


Authors Robert Putnam, Shaylyn Garrett discuss US political, economic trends

 Authors Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett spoke to the Tufts community on Nov. 18 about their latest book, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again (2020). The event was sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, JumboVote, the Civic Studies program and the Department of Political Science.


Career Center adapts career fairs to online format, maintains student engagement

Though the fairs have had to satisfy new standards surrounding a virtual platform, the Center has continued to see high rates of attendance.


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