Shantel Bartolome is an Assistant News Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying International Relations and Political Science. Shantel can be reached at [email protected].

Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora to gain departmental status

The Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) will become a recognized department, having received approval from the Board of Trustees during their Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 meetings, according to Secretary of the Corporation Paul Tringale. This is the largest change to RCD since its formation as an interdisciplinary consortium in summer 2014. Dean of the School […]

Chaplaincy welcomes new music director Thomas B. Dawkins

The Tufts University Chaplaincy hosted a welcome concert and reception for its new music director and organist, Thomas B. Dawkins, on Oct. 11. The event was previously scheduled for Oct. 4 but was postponed due to an illness that Dawkins was battling. Approximately 20 people were in attendance at the Goddard Chapel. Dawkins was appointed to the position of […]

Former presidential speechwriter emphasizes the value of comedy in present political climate

Comedian and former presidential speechwriter David Litt kicked off the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Civic Life Lunch series yesterday, hosting a one-hour-long talk in the Lincoln Filene Center’s Rabb Room. Approximately 100 people were in attendance. Litt, who served as lead joke writer for four White House Correspondents’ Association dinners, is currently head writer/producer for Funny […]

Katy Tur headlines Murrow Forum, encourages resilient, fact-driven journalism

Katy Tur, NBC News correspondent, MSNBC anchor and author of “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History,” discussed contemporary media issues and the state of journalism at Distler Performance Hall in the Granoff Music Center yesterday. Tur is best-known for covering the Donald Trump presidential campaign for NBC News and MSNBC, as well as […]

Swiss ambassador Martin Dahinden discusses federalism, direct democracy and neutrality

The European Affairs Society of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy hosted Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, for a lunch and discussion about Swiss foreign policy yesterday. The event was held at room 702 of the Cabot Intercultural Center, with approximately twenty people, mostly Fletcher students and faculty, in attendance. Professor […]

Fletcher Arctic VII Conference speaks about science diplomacy, sustainability

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy hosted “Fletcher Arctic VII: Innovation and Sustainability in the Arctic,” the seventh annual Arctic Conference last Friday. The conference was organized by the Fletcher Arctic Initiative, according to the conference website and took place in the ASEAN Auditorium. Around 30 people, including Tufts students, visiting students and Tufts faculty, were in attendance. […]

Conner Habib discusses consent, intersectionality in Sex Health Week event

Content warning: This article discusses sex and consent. Tufts Sex Health Reps welcomed Conner Habib to present about consent, intersectionality, sexuality and society at Cohen Auditorium yesterday evening. Habib is an author, lecturer, adult performer, activist and host of “Against Everyone with Conner Habib,” a podcast and web series, according to Han Lee and Elena Phethean, both […]

Women’s Center discusses bodies, sexuality in annual symposium

The Women’s Center hosted staff, professors and students on Friday for its 2018 Symposium on Gender and Culture. The symposium’s theme, “Metaphors of the Body,” explored the body’s role as an analogy for larger, universal forces. “I was thinking about … how our bodies carry historic trauma and how we carry the impacts of larger forces like […]

Sorority recruitment declared informal, sophomore-only this semester

Tufts Panhellenic Council (Panhel) and the Tufts administration have announced plans for informal sorority recruitment to take place in the spring and for formal sorority recruitment to take place next fall. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, but not first-years, are eligible for sorority recruitment, according to Erika Batiz and Celia Johnston, co-directors of recruitment for the Panhel. […]

Panelists address religious literacy, ethnic discrimination in discussion on Rohingya crisis

Panelists spoke about Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, covering historical religious tensions and ethnic discrimination, during a panel last night entitled “Myanmar in Crisis: What Happens Next?”. The event, held in the ASEAN Auditorium at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, was hosted by the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law & Diplomacy (RLD) and co-hosted by the Fletcher […]