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]


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 […]


Unpacking the Strategic Plan: exploring the ins and outs of the process behind Tufts’ 10-year outloo

  As the 2012-2013 academic year comes to a close on the Hill, the November release of its 10-year Strategic Plan is also at hand. Last month, the Plan’s steering committee, seven working groups and four core committees released the Prelude to the Strategic Plan in the hopes that community conversations would begin about how […]


History on the Hill: Alex’s Place

This article is the second in a series exploring the historical background of sites and buildings on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. The library roof is a perennially popular meeting spot for Tufts students and faculty alike, especially as spring approaches. However, the site has more to it than a view of the Boston skyline. Tisch’s rooftop […]


History on the Hill: Alex’s Place

This article is the second in a series exploring the historical background of sites and buildings on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. The library roof is a perennially popular meeting spot for Tufts students and faculty alike, especially as spring approaches. However, the site has more to it than a view of the Boston skyline. Tisch’s rooftop […]


History on the Hill: Eaton Hall

This article is the first in a series exploring the historical background of sites and buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus. Formerly known as Eaton Memorial Library, Eaton Hall has been through several transitions in its lifetime on the Hill. Today, Eaton Hall is home to departmental offices, classrooms and a computer lab. Originally, however, it […]


In Harvard scandal’s wake, reconsidering rules on collaboration

   Harvard University’s reputation, in all its glowing Ivy League prestige, has been tarnished by cheating. In August, the university initiated a massive investigation of nearly half the students in an Introduction to Congress course who were accused of unauthorized collaboration on a take-home final examination last May. In early February, Harvard forced about 70 […]


BUILD student development projects in India, Nicaragua aim for sustainability

From opposite sides of the world, two student groups working through the development organization Building Understanding Through International Learning and Development (BUILD) in India and Nicaragua have dedicated parts of their college careers chase the goals of sustainable development and local involvement in projects from toilets to . While the two Institute for Global Leadership […]


Fresh faces from the Class of 2017

While many high school seniors have their sights set on Tufts, only a small number of students received acceptance letters to join the Class of 2017 in the first round of Early Decision on December 15. One of these incoming freshmen, Erynne Van Zee, cannot wait to join her class and the Tufts community this […]


Student group brings new education reform dialogue

  Education reform may not have been among the hottest topics in the run-up to the recent elections, but a new student group is taking matters into their own hands. Tufts Students for Education Reform (TSFER), which formed this semester, has two key objectives: to raise awareness about education reform issues and to take action. […]


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