Safiya Nanji

Safiya Nanji is a News Editor for the Tufts Daily. She is majoring in Peace and Justice Studies. She can be contacted at [email protected]

Tufts Dining to begin pilot food donation program after ExCollege class petition

Tufts Dining Services will start a pilot initiative, “Food 4 Free,” to donate leftover food from dining halls to a local agency beginning in January. The program follows a petition signed by almost 250 people calling for the “rescue and redistribution of Tufts’ unused food.” The petition was created about four weeks ago by students enrolled in “EXP 46: Philanthropy, […]

Balance Your Life brings Operation Beautiful creator to campus

Balance Your Life (BYL) hosted Caitlin Boyle, founder of the Operation Beautiful movement, as the keynote speaker for a body positivity presentation in Goddard Chapel on the evening of Oct. 15. Boyle’s Operation Beautiful is a movement that strives “to end negative self-talk” by leaving positive, anonymous notes in public places, according to the movement’s website. BYL co-presidents Jenny Lu and Kinsey Drake said […]

Tufts University joins coalition for new college application platform

This year, Tufts became one of approximately 80 schools that have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a free alternative college application platform that will go into effect for the 2017 admissions cycle.  According to the Coalition’s website, the new application platform will provide various free tools to help students through the application process, with […]

Tufts community commemorates life of sociology professor

Members of the Tufts community gathered yesterday afternoon to commemorate the life of James G. Ennis, a longtime Tufts sociology professor, at the Granoff Family Hillel Center. The memorial ceremony was officiated by university Rabbi Jeffrey Summit. Ennis, who was 62, passed away unexpectedly after a long illness over the summer on July 8, according to an email to […]

Somerville ordinance requires students to report addresses to university

Tufts students living off-campus must provide their local addresses to the university on Student Information Services (SIS) in compliance with a City of Somerville ordinance that went into effect on Sept. 1. The Ordinance Regulating University Accountability, passed by the Somerville Board of Aldermen in January, requires Tufts to report various details about students — including students’ status, expected graduation date and […]

All Tufts Marathon Team members finish this year’s rainy race

On April 20, also known as Marathon Monday, the Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) participated in the 119th annual Boston Marathon. The course started on Main Street in Hopkinton and stretched 26.2 miles, ending on Boylston Street in Boston. According to TMT’s Crowdrise fundraising page, the group raised $405,698.00 this year. Since the team’s inception in 2003, it has raised more than $4,554,711.00. […]

Vietnamese Students Club commemorates war anniversary

On April 13, the Tufts Vietnamese Students Club (VSC) commemorated the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnamese American War with an event in the Alumnae Lounge at 7:00 p.m. featuring speakers who highlighted both past and present issues. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Asian American Alliance, United for Immigrant Justice, the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism […]

Career Center partners with Senior Class Council to hold Senior Launch

The Senior Class Council (SCC), in collaboration with the Tufts Career Center, will be holding “Senior Launch: Professional Skills for Career Success” on Feb. 27 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in order to assist graduating seniors in their career advancement and job search. According to Senior Class Council Co-president Grace Michaels, this event is relevant and timely for students […]

La Salsa to enter first interstate competition this weekend

The Tufts La Salsa team will participate in its first interstate competition as entrants in the annual Chicago International Salsa Congress, which will be held over this Presidents’ Day long weekend. Seven couples on the team are scheduled to compete in the amateur competition this upcoming weekend, according to Maya Taft-Morales and Nico Johnson, co-presidents of Tufts La Salsa. […]

LGBT Center explores ways to better serve queer Tufts community

A meeting of queer student groups was held on Jan. 25 in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center to brainstorm ways to better serve the queer community at Tufts University, LGBT Center Director Nino Testa said. The discussion focused on three themes, according to sophomore Emily Lansky, leader of the Women’s Group at the LGBT Center, […]