Sarah Minster is a Staff Writer at the Tufts Daily. She is a freshman and can be reached at [email protected].

New data science major to become available in fall 2018

Tufts has officially approved a new data science major in the School of Engineering, to become available next fall. According to Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, this new major results from recent initiatives for progressive data science research and education. Alva Couch, an associate professor of computer science, co-authored the data science […]

Student activism leads the push for gender-neutral bathrooms

Gender-neutral bathrooms are being installed in Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers and in the Mayer Campus Center by the Department of Campus Planning, in accordance with the LGBT Center student demands, according to sophomore Shannon Lee, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Diversity & Community Affairs Officer.  There is no set date for these installations, though coordinations with janitorial staff […]

Asian American Center to become nonresidential, community-focused space

The Asian American House and the Asian American Center will be separated next year, allowing for the Start House to be designated entirely for the Asian American Center, following a Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate resolution calling for Asian American identity-based housing to be separate from the center. As a result of the resolution, which passed Nov. 19, the Office […]

Town hall on budget transparency adds to financial conversation

University administrators addressed a crowd of around 100 people at a Budget Transparency Town Hall on Tuesday, hosted by Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and Tufts Student Action (TSA). The event, intended to start a discussion about the Tufts budget as well as current debt in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineeering (AS&E), included an […]

Tufts responds to UN climate change conference

In tandem with the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23), hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Bonn, Germany, from Nov. 6–17, Tufts students have recently organized many initiatives to raise awareness about environmental concerns.  Tufts was present at COP23 this year, undergraduate representative and sophomore Paul Henjes said. Representatives and several undergraduates interested in social […]

Data Intensive Studies Center aims to transform research at Tufts

Tufts’ initiative to increase data science research and education, first outlined in the T10 Strategic Plan in 2013 has made progress with the creation  of the Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) this fall and its first all-day symposium next Wednesday. With the creation of DISC, Tufts hopes to bring together both students and faculty to better utilize data science in ways […]

‘Senior Bar Evening’ continues as senior traditions evolve

Senior Oktoberfest and a non-university affiliated Senior Bar Evening, two events that emerged last year after Tufts said it would stop hosting the university-sponsored Senior Pub Night in September 2016, will continue this year, signaling these two events are evolving into more established campus traditions. Senior Bar Evening will be held on Oct. 19 at Boston’s Whiskey Saigon, according to event organizer […]

Lt. Gen. Luckey discusses potential threats, preparedness in future

Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey addressed more than 50 people on national security as part of the International Relations (IR) Program Speaker Series on Sept. 2 in Alumnae Lounge. He spoke about the security challenges facing the United States and the world today, focusing on the importance of military readiness and risk management to handle future threats. […]