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Tufts Democrats hosts ‘Symposium to End Gun Violence’

Last night the Tufts Democrats hosted their end-of-year symposium in the Crane Room. The keynote speaker of the symposium was Alla Lefkowitz, deputy director of affirmative litigation at Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization that advocates for gun control. According to Tufts Democrats President Misha Linnehan, a senior, the main objective of the symposium was to call attention […]

Professors submit proposal to replace PJS major with civic studies

Faculty and administrators are proposing to cancel the peace and justice studies (PJS) major, retaining the PJS minor but replacing the major with a new civic studies program. PJS has been under continued review since last semester, when the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences considered canceling the major on account of dwindling support from faculty. Associate Professor […]

Tisch Summer Fellows program diversifies placement opportunities for 2018

The Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF) program, which provides Tufts students with 10-week summer internships, is diversifying its placement options in summer 2018, according to Jennifer McAndrew, director of communications, strategy and planning at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, and Maggie McMorrow, the TSF program administrator. The Tisch College website states that the program currently offers domestic placements in […]

Tufts alumna releases Raftr, new social networking app for students

Raftr, a social network for campus groups and events co-founded by Sue Decker (E ’84) and developed by her company Tripledip, officially announced its partnership with Tufts in the Jumbo Digest on Oct. 15. Tufts is serving as a pilot school for the app, according to Mickey Toogood, communications and multimedia specialist in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, who is currently […]

Women’s Center initiates POC Circles for students of all gender identities

The Tufts Women’s Center has initiated biweekly POC Circles, which are dedicated to “community care, solidarity and intentional coalition building” for people of color, according to their first Facebook event.  The first POC Circle was hosted on Sept. 14 at the Women’s Center and will meet every other Thursday. The Circles, created by seniors Made Bacchus and Natasha Karunaratne and graduate assistant Koko […]

Tufts community engages in hurricane relief efforts

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Tufts students have launched a series of hurricane education and fundraising campaigns to help support victims in impacted areas. Jumbo Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort is one such initiative. Houston natives Joseph Caplan and John Peavy launched the effort after seeing the catastrophic damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey.  “John and I grew up together in Houston, […]

Voices of the Hill monologues to begin tonight

Editor’s Note: Khuyen Bui, a columnist at the Daily, is cited in this article. He was not involved in the production of the article. Voices of the Hill student group will host “The Gap,” its first monologue event, this evening at 8 p.m. in Breed Memorial Hall. At the event, Tufts students will perform a series of […]

Students receive stipends for on-campus printing

Full-time Tufts students, at the beginning of this semester, had $10 allocated to their JumboCash allowance to be used towards printing while part-time students have $5. The initiative, which began as a Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate resolution passed in the spring semester of 2016, was based on the fact that printing for classes can represent a financial burden […]

Campus Life, ResLife announce changes to leadership roles in first-year orientation

The orientation process for incoming first-year students will undergo changes beginning with the Class of 2021′s orientation in August. Orientation Leaders (OLs) will share responsibilities with First-Year Advisors (FYAs), who will perform the role of Resident Assistants (RAs) in first-year housing next year. Howard Woolf, director of the Experimental College and associate dean of undergraduate education, […]

Fletcher delegates represent Tufts at COP 22 in Morocco

Delegates from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy represented Tufts at the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7 to 18. The conference included delegates and organizations from all over the world coming together to undertake efforts to check climate change and preserve the environment for future generations. Fatima Quraishi, Fletcher […]