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

Commons dining center reopens to mixed reactions

Tufts Dining Services opened the newly-renovated Commons Marketplace on Jan. 14, the first day of the spring semester, according to Director of Dining and Business Services Patti Klos. “People like the design, colors and layout,” Klos said. She added, however, that since the space could not be made any larger, the marketplace would likely continue […]

ExCollege class hosts Basic Needs Drive for homeless youth

JumboDreams, a philanthropic group created by the fall 2014 Experimental College class “EXP 46: Philanthropy, Nonprofits, and Community,” raised over $1,250 from its Basic Needs Drive which took place from Nov. 10 to Nov. 21 during November’s National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.  Funds raised from the drive will benefit the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts’ Youth on Fire program and […]

SAPAC hosts inaugural event for Tufts Kashmir Initiative

Taking place on the Tisch Library roof and featuring a guided historical tour of Kashmir, a postcard diorama and a candlelight vigil, the South Asian Political Action Committee’s (SAPAC) first event of the semester was well-received by the campus community. The event also included live poetry recitals in Urdu and English and a talk from author, journalist […]

Tufts Mock Trial places fourth at Great Mock Trial Invitational in D.C.

Tufts Mock Trial (TMT) placed fourth out of 24 teams competing at the Great American Mock Trial Invitational (GAMTI), which was hosted by the University of Virginia in Washington, D.C. over the weekend of Nov. 1. The Tufts team finished with a score of 8.5 out of 12 and received the most individual awards of the entire weekend, according to TMT […]

LCS Vegas raises over $5,000 for local nonprofits

Tufts’ Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS) hosted its 19th annual semi-formal Las Vegas-themed fundraiser LCS Vegas at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel on Friday night. This year, funds raised from the LCS Vegas event will benefit RESPOND, a local domestic violence agency, and the Community Action Agency of Somerville, the official anti-poverty initiative for the City of Somerville, according to Gemma Stern, co-president […]

‘Modern Family’ lacks characteristic charm, spark in sixth season

For religious “Modern Family” (2009 – present) viewers, hopes and expectations were set quite high for the ABC series’ sixth season. Yet, within the first five minutes of the premiere, the show had already proven to be a disappointment. Now, only a few episodes into the new season, viewers are already nostalgic for the fresh laughs that were […]

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ continues fresh, witty humor in season opener

Perhaps best described as the epitome of funny and satirical police shows, FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2013 – present) premiered its second season on Sept. 28. The show follows a team of detectives for the fictional 99th precinct of the New York City Police Department and their newly appointed leader, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher). This detective-style parody show […]