Robert Kaplan

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

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 […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Feb. 16

TUESDAY “Student-Alumni Panel and Networking Night” Details: Engineering alumni will return to campus to network with students and discuss career paths as part of the School of Engineering’s National Engineers Week programming. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and appetizers will be served. Where and when: Aidekman Arts Center, 6–8:30 p.m. Sponsors: Career Services, the Center […]

Cummings Center construction on schedule despite worker injury, mixed faculty attitudes

Construction remains on schedule for the Joyce Cummings Center, despite faculty’s mixed perspectives on the building design and a recent on-site injury.  A worker was injured on the structure’s fourth floor when strong winds caused a piece of the structure’s decking to hit the worker on Jan. 16 at about 1:30 p.m. According to Tufts‘ […]

Congresswoman Clark visits Tufts, discusses 2020 census

U.S. Representative Katherine Clark  (D-Mass.) discussed the upcoming census cycle and its policy implications with Tufts Census Action (TCA) in Cohen Auditorium last night, as part of a talk moderated by TCA’s President and Founder Caroline Wolinsky and Community Outreach Director Anton Shenk, a sophomore. TCA, which formed last semester, is a student group funded […]

DeLauer advocates for campus spaces, practices promoting emotional connections

Verna DeLauer, an associate professor specializing in natural resource management at Franklin Pierce University, led a talk titled “Being Seen, Feeling Heard: Designing Intimate-Scaled Spaces on Urban College Campuses” as part of last week’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Colloquium series in the Sophia Gordon multipurpose room. DeLauer shared her conclusions and […]