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Sam Klugherz is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying quantitative economics. Sam can be reached at [email protected]


Wellness center resolution receives support from TCU Senate, lacks tangible response from administration

The proposed wellness center would provide a dedicated space for mindfulness and offer wellness programming, mental health resources and stress-reduction activities, according to Alswanger. Collins, however, echoed Bowdler’s concerns surrounding the resources needed to realize the center, and emphasized that the COVID-19 pandemic is Tufts’ priority at this time.


Tufts admits record-low 11% of undergraduate applicants

The record-low acceptance rate follows a 35% increase in the number of applicants, which rose in part due to Tufts' SAT/ACT test-optional policy and the robust array of virtual engagement programming offered to prospective students. It is the most ethnically and racially diverse undergraduate class ever admitted to the university.


Somerville opens new high school amid slow return to in-person learning

In addition to the populations returning to in-person school on March 4 and March 18, other Somerville students will gradually return in person through the rest of March and April. All students between pre-kindergarten and eighth grade are expected to be back in person by April 29, utilizing hybrid learning models. However, this does not include students in grades 9–12 who are not in high needs special education programs or multilingual learning lab students.


Residential Life botches housing lottery number assignment for 2021–22

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) assigned incorrect lottery numbers to some students applying for 2021–22 on-campus housing earlier this month. Many of the numbers assigned incorrectly were not even compatible with students' class years. 


Tufts sees 35% increase in undergraduate applications

Undergraduate applications for the Class of 2025 soared 35% since last year, with the most ethnically and racially diverse first-year applicant pool ever. More than 31,190 students applied for admission to the Class of 2025, which is the largest applicant pool in Tufts’ history, and for the first time, students of color make up a […]


Tufts updates quarantine duration protocol in accordance with new Massachusetts guidelines

Tufts updated its quarantine duration protocol, announcing in a Nov. 30 email that students, faculty and staff in quarantine due to close contact with individuals with COVID-19 can be released after Day 10 of quarantine instead of Day 14, as long as they tested negative on or after Day 8 of quarantine and have no […]


School of Engineering to launch 2 online graduate programs in data science, computer science

The Tufts School of Engineering will launch an online Master of Science in Data Science program and an online Post-Baccalaureate (PB) in Computer Science program in September 2021 to meet the growing demand for coding skills and offer a flexible way for working professionals and students to advance their careers in data science and computer science. 


TCU Senate speaks about tiered housing, institutional change

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate discussed methods and tools for institutional change at the Senate’s disposal in planning for its initiatives and goals next semester in a virtual meeting on Sunday night.


Professor Brian Schaffner’s seminar class polls 2020 election in new study

The poll found that Former Vice President Joe Biden led President Donald Trump 52% to 45% in the national survey of likely voters.


Confusion surrounds residential cohorts, enforcement of system, residential assistants say

Residential advisors (RA) claim they have seen a lack of guidance from the university regarding the implementation and enforcement of the residential cohort system. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) maintains they provided RAs with a variety of resources in an effort to help them navigate the new system.


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