Robert Kaplan is a Staff Writer at the Tufts Daily.


Tisch College board member discusses Indian microfinance industry

Tufts alumnus and Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd. founder Vikram Akula (LA ’90) discussed the history and legacy of his company, formerly known as SKS Microfinance, an Indian microfinancial firm founded in 1998, on Tuesday night in the Cabot Intercultural Center. Hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Tufts Entrepreneurship Society and The […]


Republican strategist discusses national politics with Michelle Obama’s former communications director

Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist, CNN commentator and co-host of “The View” (1997–), and Maria Cristina González Noguera (LA ’97) discussed the 2018 midterm election results, the state of the major political parties and predictions for the presidential election in 2020, as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series in the ASEAN Auditorium […]


Somerville outlines action plan for trees damaged by invasive beetle

The City of Somerville’s Urban Forestry & Landscape Planner and the City Tree Warden hosted a public information session Thursday night regarding the city’s treatment plan for trees affected by the invasive, tree-killing Emerald ash borer (EAB). EAB is a species of beetle that lays eggs under the bark of ash trees. Upon hatching, the larvae burrow deeper […]


Computer science department introduces application for COMP 40 enrollment

The growing popularity of COMP 40, a core requirement for the computer science major and the new data science major, has forced the Department of Computer Science (CS) to introduce an online application system to limit the number of students who can enroll for the course on SIS this fall, according to Kathleen Fisher, department chair and professor. […]


Campus sexual assault prevention group holds discussion on masculinity before Homecoming

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Action for Sexual Assault Prevention by Tufts Men (ASAPtm), a male-identifying group within ASAP, hosted a discussion in Eaton Hall on the night of Sept. 27. The talk, titled “Re-Examining Jumbo Pride: a discussion about masculinity during Homecoming Weekend,” sought to raise awareness for the concept of toxic masculinity to […]


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