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Shannon Vavra is a Features Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior majoring in International Relations and can be reached at [email protected]


Luxury building, housing demand create significant problem for Chinatown community

This is part two of a two-part series on gentrification in Boston’s Chinatown. Part one focused on the history of the power struggle over the land and can be accessed here. Part two will focus on the situation as it stands today. Tufts Medical Center’s influence on housing in Chinatown Tufts Medical Center’s presence in […]


Boston Chinatown’s gentrification linked historically to Tufts Medical Center’s expansion

This is part one of a two-part series on gentrification in Boston’s Chinatown. Part one will focus on the history of the power struggle over the land. Part two will focus on the situation today. Tufts Medical Center’s historical struggle with Chinatown over Parcel C Of all of Boston’s neighborhoods, Chinatown is at the highest […]


Maker Studio provides temporary opportunity in creative technology

From lab materials to circuit boards to phone cases, the Jumbo’s Maker Studio’s three-dimensional printer is fostering creativity among Tufts students and professors. The Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) opened its first Jumbo’s Maker Studio in June after receiving a 2012 grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance for $34,000 […]


The Essentials: A timeline of the events surrounding Title IX

Several colleges across the country, including Tufts, have been the subject of federal government investigations and media attention due to their approach to handling cases of sexual misconduct. Below is a timeline that outlines how a provision of the federal law Title IX, which bans gender discrimination on campus, has impacted Tufts. September 2010 A […]


Alumnus Brown running in New Hampshire

  Tufts alumnus Republican Scott Brown (LA '81) on April 10 announced his campaign for a New Hampshire Senate seat against Democratic incumbent Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Brown lost his run for the Massachusetts Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in 2012. As the Nov. 4 election approaches, the coming months will be key to Brown's […]


Harvard bomb threat sparks dialogue about stress-management resources on campus

Last month, a sophomore at Harvard University falsely reported that shrapnel bombs had been placed around the campus to avoid taking a final exam, later claiming in his defense that he acted because of a large amount of academic pressure. While this is an extreme case of how stress can lead a student to act […]


Interview | Monaco discusses recent changes, progress at Tufts

President Anthony Monaco sat down with the Tufts Daily last month to discuss recent changes and events on the Hill — ranging from the Council on Diversity to the recently approved Strategic Plan and unionization.   The Tufts Daily: Could you speak to some of the administrative changes that have come about this semester?   […]


Grouplove guitarist discusses rise to fame, fun on stage

To promote Grouplove’s current Campus Consciousness Tour, guitarist Andrew Wessen spoke over the phone with the Daily about the band’s past few years on the road. Grouplove will headline tonight’s Cage Rage performance.   The Tufts Daily: How does it feel to go from touring as an opening act to selling out your own shows […]


Tufts Glossary

  Alex’s Place:  The library roof, dedicated to a former Tufts student, Alex Mendell. Go here for a stellar view of Boston’s skyline for a photo opportunity. You can even use it as a place to study when the sun is out since it has outlets.   Brown and Blue:  Perhaps one of the most […]


Senior Profile | Misaki Nozawa

  After traveling to Uganda three times during her four years at Tufts, where she worked to increase local access to clean water with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Misaki Nozawa’s career and life plans have been forever altered. Though she majored in biomedical engineering (BME), Nozawa is considering attending graduate school for a degree in […]


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