Robert Kaplan is the executive news editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying quantitative economics and history and can be reached at [email protected]


Tufts Mutual Aid steps up to assist students amid move out orders

Tufts students are rallying to provide financial and in-kind assistance to students facing difficulty in the wake of the administration’s decision to continue classes online beginning on March 25. In response to growing concerns about on-campus transmission of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, University President Anthony Monaco announced on Tuesday evening that students living on campus […]


Uphill power outage overshadows penultimate day of in-person classes

Most of the buildings on the Upper Campus were thrust into darkness yesterday morning as students and faculty began their second-to-last day of face-to-face classes of the spring semester. The power outage struck the Hill less than 24 hours after University President Anthony Monaco announced in an email that most students would be required to […]


Events on the Hill — Week of March 8

MONDAY “Irishness, Celtic Culture and Magical Whiteness in the 21st Century” Details: Sean Williams, a professor of music at Evergreen State College who specializes in ethnomusicology, will deliver this week’s Granoff Music Center Colloquium, focusing on Irish music and culture from an ethnomusicological perspective. Lunch will be provided at the end of the event. Where […]


Super Tuesday: Recent polls, closing times

More than 1,000 delegates will be allocated in today’s primary elections that are being held across 14 states in addition to American Samoa. Here are the latest polling and polling averages for some of the states in which the remaining candidates will compete for the Democratic nomination for president. California – 415 delegates Vermont Senator […]


Events on the Hill – Week of March 1

TUESDAY “Civic Life Lunch – Black Power & Rethinking U.S. History” Details: Professor Rhonda Y. Williams, the John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History at Vanderbilt University, will visit Tufts today to discuss her prolific research on the history and experiences of low-income black women and other marginalized people, which reconsiders U.S. history with respect […]


Headlines off the Hill

The Boston Globe endorses Warren for President The Globe’s Editorial Board on Wednesday endorsed Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, citing what they praised as a wealth of robust policy proposals, consistent advocacy for her consumers and bright electoral prospects to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election. They […]


Decades of construction transform, renew the Hill

Significant construction and capital projects have transformed the face of Walnut Hill, home to Tufts’ first buildings and the nexus of the Medford/Somerville campus, since the Daily’s founding. The following is an overview of the Daily’s coverage of construction on the Hill since 1980, many buildings of which already seem timeless today. Mayer Campus Center  […]


Generations of Tufts history captured in the Daily Archives

The Daily is constitutionally mandated to be Tufts’ newspaper of record, striving to capture Tufts’ history for future generations to look upon. From overhauls of academic requirements to a mass resignation in student government, the following is a selection of developments from Tufts’ history — documented in thousands of issues, written by thousands of student-journalists.  […]


Events on the Hill — Week of Feb. 23

MONDAY “TUPIT Screening: ‘True Justice'” Details: The Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College (TUPIT) will host a free screening of the documentary “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality” (2019), which relates historical injustices of the U.S. prison system through the personal narrative of Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal […]


Holocaust survivor recounts personal journey, childhood trauma

Holocaust survivor Ludwik Szymanski visited Tufts on Wednesday evening, retelling his life story which began with his family surviving the Holocaust in his native Poland to his eventual career as a pediatric psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School. The Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) fraternity partnered with Tufts Hillel to host Szymanski for his talk […]


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