Robert Kaplan

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

TCU Senate discusses endowment structure, organization

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate convened to discuss how Tufts’ endowment operates and hear updates from its Executive Board on the evening of Jan. 26 in the Sophia Gordon multipurpose room.  Sunday night’s TCU Senate meeting marks the second consecutive week that the deliberative body has not voted on a resolution or supplementary funding […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium panelists discuss research, activism

Tufts held the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, this year titled “On the Right Side of the World Revolution,” on Wednesday evening in Breed Memorial Hall. The symposium’s panelists discussed their respective works and answered questions from the audience focusing on this year’s theme, “Local Movements and Global Visions.” The panel discussion was […]

Baker ends vape ban with new law restricting vape, tobacco sales

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker considerably regulated the sale of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products by signing into law “An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control” on Nov. 27. This signals the end of his temporary ban on the sale of all e-cigarette and electronic vaping devices, which will now lift on Dec. 11.  According to a press […]

TCU Senate hears 7 funding requests, funds Tufts Republicans trip to CPAC

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate approved six supplementary funding requests and one budget request from seven student organizations on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.  One of the longest-debated requests was from Tufts Republicans, who originally requested $2,520 to cover registration, travel and lodging costs to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference […]

Hearing on Baker’s vape ban to be held on Nov. 22

A public hearing regarding Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s “vape ban,” the emergency regulation which prohibits the sale of all e-cigarettes and vaping products, is scheduled for Nov. 22, according to the State House News Service.  The Republican governor initially announced the ban as a public health emergency on Sept. 24, following a study by the […]

TCU Senate hears 7 funding requests, shares updates

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met to hear seven supplementary funding requests and share updates in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night.  TCU Senator Deepen Goradia reminded the Senate about its first town hall with Tufts University President Anthony Monaco of the academic year on Nov. 13, which will focus on mental […]

Faculty and administrators discuss new Bias Response Teams, hate incidents

Following the defacement of a sign in the African American Trail Project exhibit in Aidekman Arts Center discovered on Oct. 5, University President Anthony Monaco and Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry issued a statement condemning the vandalism and announced a new initiative by the administration to respond to these acts of hate, in […]

Visiting Holocaust historian delivers lecture on antisemitism

Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University, was hosted by Tisch College, the School of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s Office and the history department on Tuesday evening in the ASEAN Auditorium in the Cabot Intercultural Center, as part of the School of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s Lecture Series. […]

Cummings Center construction begins, building won’t be LEED rated

The Joyce Cummings Center, the new academic building for which construction has begun near the intersection of Boston Avenue and College Avenue, will not be rated on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, which recognizes a structure’s environmental sustainability, according to Director of Strategic Capital Programs Ruth Bennett. Many of Tufts’ […]

Concluding active year, TCU Senate holds internal elections

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate concluded an academic year marked by 17 resolutions with internal elections in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose room. The elections, held on April 30, saw Africana Community Senator Sylvester Bracey, a rising senior, elected TCU Vice President from among a crowded field of candidates. Outgoing TCU Parliamentarian and Associate Treasurer […]