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Stephanie Rifkin is an assistant news editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at [email protected]


Tufts announces new initiative to combat addiction, substance abuse

New funding is now available to support initiatives on campus aimed at preventing and treating addiction and substance abuse, which Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry and Vice Provost for Research Caroline Genco announced in an email sent out to the Tufts community on Feb. 10. Both explained that this new program, called the […]


School of Engineering kicks off National Engineers Week celebrations

Yesterday, the School of Engineering began its annual celebration of National Engineers Week (E-Week), which honors the profession and study of engineering. E-Week, which will continue through Friday, is intended to highlight what engineering means to both engineers and non-engineers and to introduce the field to those who have not yet explored the discipline, according […]


More housing lottery numbers offered to juniors, seniors than beds available

Correction: A previous version of this article placed a quote by David Watts out of context. The article implied that Watts was referring to junior and senior housing assignments when he was, in fact, referring to housing assignments at the School at the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). The article has been updated to reflect […]


Sanders wins Tufts mock Iowa caucus, Warren close behind

The Fletcher Democrats, the Tufts Political Science Department and JumboVote hosted a mock Iowa Caucus last night in Barnum Hall, during which students demonstrated support for their preferred choice of Democratic presidential nominee. Much like the real Iowa caucuses, students stood in designated parts of the room to show support for their candidate of choice. […]


Tisch College relocates to Barnum, Lincoln Filene to be demolished

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life relocated to the newly renovated Barnum Hall , leaving its former home in Lincoln Filene Hall for the first time since its founding. This move also launched the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Tisch College. The move will not be accompanied by the repurposing of Lincoln […]


Red Line shuttle buses cause delays, confusion for students

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) began weekend repairs on the Red Line starting on Nov. 15, forcing riders to instead ride shuttle buses between Kendall/MIT and Broadway stations. The weekend closure means the five stations between Kendall/MIT and Broadway, including ones frequented by traveling Tufts students such as Park Street and South Station, will […]


Access Coalition hopes to increase accessibility at Tufts

Disclaimer: Tys Sweeney is the executive opinion editor at the Tufts Daily and the vice president of Access Coalition at Tufts. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. A new student organization has arrived on campus to address the lack of support for students with disabilities. The Access Coalition at […]


Fletcher hosts the Women’s Leadership Award Ceremony

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy hosted the sixth annual Fletcher Women’s Leadership Award (FWLA) ceremony last night. At the ceremony, Fletcher alumnae Karoun Demirjian (F’06) and Siobhan MacDermott (F’13) were honored for making a meaningful impact in the world through their careers. Demirjian, who graduated from the Fletcher School with her Master of […]


TCU Senate approves funding for an ice rink, amends Treasury Procedures Manual

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday to discuss Allocation Board (ALBO) funding, hear announcements from officers and discuss an amendment to the Treasury Procedures Manual (TPM), which concerns supplementary funding for student groups, in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. The proposed amendment to TPM excepted off-campus performances from a rule which states […]


Berman departs as medical school dean to continue fundraising for Tufts

Harris Berman will step down as dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) at the end of this year, marking the end of his 10-year term. Berman will continue to fundraise for both the medical school and the university on a part-time basis. TUSM Vice Dean Peter Bates, who will serve as interim […]


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