Sean Ong

Sean Ong is a managing editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying history and computer science. Sean can be reached at

Student activism creates a new Start for Asian American Center

The labor and energies of student activists have been central to the Asian American Center, from its founding in 1983 after racist slurs were used against residents of the Asian American House, to its expansion into the entirety of the Start House that will take effect in the fall. Yet the work to make the […]

Engineering, SMFA faculty craft new curriculum with maker mindset

Students, graduate and undergraduate, pack a room at the 574 Boston Ave. Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC) on April 24 for their final presentations on their semester-long group projects: to design and prototype a solution that achieves one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It may be surprising that this class, Emotional […]

New Tisch initiative explores social-emotional learning in the Tufts classroom

Emotions are often hidden away from the college classroom, even when discussing emotionally charged or sensitive topics. A new Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life initiative, funded by alumnus David T. Zussman (A ’53) and his family through the Zussman Fund for Social and Emotional Learning, aims to change that. The fund will work with faculty […]

Far-flung homes: Two students speak to diasporic identity, borderless sense of home

This is the third part of a three-part series centering the experiences of students who are the only ones from their home countries to be at Tufts. This series has previously discussed how students identified with physical spaces both inside and outside of their home countries. In this final installment, the Daily features the stories of Olive and Faith, […]

Far-flung homes: Keisha Mukasa on Ugandan identity in diaspora

This article is part two of a three-part series centering the experiences of students who are the only ones from their home countries to be at Tufts. For most students, “home” is a food we grew up eating, a country whose culture shaped us or a house in which we find comfort. For first-year Keisha Mukasa, her experience of home is not rooted in […]

Far-flung homes: Khaliun Narangerel on growing up in Mongolia

This is part one of a three-part series centering the experiences of students who are the only ones from their home countries to be at Tufts. For many students with an international upbringing, home is often a faraway place. As of last fall, more than 12 percent of the university’s total enrollment consists of international students, according to […]

BostonBRT aims to transform bus travel in Greater Boston

The bus might not be Boston commuters’ first choice for transit, but future plans for dedicated travel lanes, off-board fare collection and priority at traffic signals might change that. Bus rapid transit (BRT), incorporating those features and more, is a system that according to some transportation planners, could offer subway-level performance for a fraction of the cost. BostonBRT, […]

At Home in the South: Students discuss their Southern backgrounds

Over the past week, the Daily spoke with three students who grew up in the Southern states. The conversations revolved around their upbringing, their relationships with home and the effect of their background on their interactions with others on campus. Several themes resonated across all three students. They all discussed how their Southern identity has grown stronger in […]

25th Oliver Chapman Award commemorates late international student

After 25 years, the Oliver Chapman Leadership and Community Service Award continues to honor the legacy of Oliver Chapman, who was an international student from Panama. Each year, the award is given to a senior who has been actively involved in Tufts’ international community as a way to celebrate their achievements. This year, senior Barry Maswan won […]

Parade of Nations celebrates founding anniversaries of International Center, Club, House

Disclaimer: Antonio Bertolino is a columnist for the Daily. He was not involved in the writing of this article. 2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the International Center (I-Center), 60th anniversary of the International Club (I-Club), 45th year anniversary of the International House (I-House) as well as the 25th Oliver Chapman Leadership and Community Service Award. A weekend-long celebration of […]