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

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.

Bloomberg donates $3 million toward construction of new Medford public library

The new library, which is expected to open in the fall of 2021, will be named the Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library after Bloomberg's parents, who lived in Medford for more than 60 years.

Group of Six renamed to Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion

The collection of identity-based centers on campus, formerly known as the Group of Six, has been renamed to the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion (DSDI), and new staffing positions were added to three of the centers. This change is part of a broader restructuring that has been taking place since the fall of 2019.  […]

Pre-orientation programs to be virtual, free of cost to all students

The pre-orientation team announced on June 3 that all Tufts pre-orientation programs will be virtual and free of cost to incoming students, citing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the health and safety challenges posed by the virus. Christa Ricker, associate director for Campus Life, announced the decision in a series of emails sent to incoming first-year […]