Sophie Lehrenbaum is the former Managing Editor for the Tufts Daily. She is a senior who majored in international relations and environmental studies. She can be reached at [email protected].

Alex Bhak: remembering the boy who was ‘happy to be happy’

Editor’s note: This story is reprinted from the 2016 Commencement issue of The Tufts Daily with minimal edits. During the early morning hours of Saturday, April 2, 2016, first-year Alex Bhak passed away in a tragic accident in downtown Boston. He is survived by his mother, father and younger sister, Maya. The Office of the President sent out an email to the Medford/Somerville campus community that day […]

Justice Breyer speaks about role of courts, ‘breathing’ constitution

Last night, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke before an audience of around 400 in a packed Cohen Auditorium as part of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civil Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The event, which was also sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Political Science, began at 6 p.m. and ran for an […]

TEDxTufts shares stories, seeks to revise perspectives

TEDxTufts, the independently organized Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference, brought ten speakers to the stage in Cohen Auditorium on Sunday afternoon to share talks covering topics ranging from cybersecurity to one woman’s story of her gender transition. The theme of this year’s series of talks, which happened in two sessions, was “Re:Vision,” according to Taylor Fasolo, TEDxTufts’ creative […]

Committee on Student Life examines, considers revisions to Code of Conduct

This semester, the Committee on Student Life (CSL) has commenced a comprehensive analysis and review of student life policies within the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). Committee members are specifically examining the Code of Conduct. The 18 committee members include student-elected undergraduate and graduate representatives, […]

Debt, financial challenges strike Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering budget

According to the Budget Overview for 2017, the shared budget of the Schools of Art and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) must pay off $10 million in outstanding debt this year as part of its annual payment of debt and interest against a total of $161 million in outstanding debt. This has been issued to the school over time to support […]

Matt Callahan named new assistant director of recreation and club sports

Tufts’ Athletics Department hired Matt Callahan in October to assume the role of assistant director of recreation and club sports, a position that is new to the university. Although the position just recently came into being, the idea of adding a full-time employee to focus on club sports and student recreation to the payroll has been percolating across […]

Tufts Medical Center nurses back at negotiating table

After weeks of bargaining, the nurses of Tufts Medical Center, who have been working to reach a contract with the hospital in the months since their July 12 strike, are continuing negotiations. Last summer’s action was the first nurses’ strike in Boston in more than 30 years, fueled by demands for higher wages, more expansive retirement benefits and safe staffing levels. Since […]

Nurses strike at Tufts Medical Center, set to return to bargaining table

When staff nurse Mary Havlicek Cornacchia reported to Tufts Medical Center at 7 a.m. on July 12, it was not for the early morning shift. Rather, Cornacchia, along with nearly 1,200 of the Tufts Medical Center nursing staff, was joined by community members in what would be the first nurses’ strike in the city of Boston in over 30 years, and the largest nurses’ […]

Letter from the Managing Board

An undeniable truth of creating effective, holistic news coverage is that to represent the community as accurately as possible, a paper needs to have writers who bring myriad perspectives and experiences to the table and to their writing. Unfortunately, in our paper and in media outlets across the country, the voices and identities that create […]

Alex Bhak: remembering the boy who was ‘happy to be happy’

During the early morning hours of Saturday, April 2, first-year Alex Bhak passed away in a tragic accident in downtown Boston. He is survived by his mother, father and younger sister, Maya. The Office of the President sent out an email to the Medford/Somerville campus community that day noting that the circumstances surrounding the death were still under […]