Sarah Sandlow is a Deputy News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying biopsychology and French. Sarah can be reached at [email protected]

Tufts to lead 5-year research program on zoonotic disease spillover

Tufts will lead a $100 million project called Strategies to Prevent Spillover (STOP Spillover). The five-year program was launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development and aims to address the impact of zoonotic diseases, which are transmitted from animals to humans.

Author Ijeoma Oluo speaks on racial theory, anti-racist conversations

The author of "So You Want to Talk About Race" (2018) addressed the Tufts community in a webinar on Sept. 22 organized by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

Former US presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses current politics, upcoming election

Pete Buttigieg, former mayor and U.S. democratic party presidential candidate, addressed the Tufts community in a webinar held on Sept. 16., as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series for fall 2020.

Tisch College reaffirms stance against racism, creates new first-year course, webinar series

Dean Alan Solomont (A’70) released a statement on July 16 outlining the steps the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is taking to combat racism, including a new first-year course, webinar series and the sponsor of research in different focus areas. The statement follows a letter sent to the Tisch College community on June […]

Majority of undergraduate students plan to return to campus this fall

As of Aug. 27, approximately 5,300 undergraduate students will be studying in person for fall 2020 and only about 735 students will be studying remotely. However, this data is likely to change through the first few weeks of the semester. 

Tisch College to continue celebration of 20th anniversary into spring 2021

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life celebrated its 20th anniversary this spring, commemorating the statement of purpose signing on April 21, 2000 which created the college dedicated to civic engagement. Tisch College intended on celebrating the anniversary throughout the calendar year 2020 but has since postponed it due to the closure of campus […]

Tufts to pilot test-optional admissions in 3-year trial

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions opted to go test-optional for a three-year cycle, beginning with applicants matriculating in fall 2021, which was announced in a March 24 blog post by Dean of Admissions JT Duck. Tufts was not actively considering a test-optional policy, but made the decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects […]

Budget constraints permit less than half of projected learning space renovations

A 2014 study on the status of learning spaces on the Medford/Somerville campus found that over 200 classrooms and other spaces needed renovations over five years. In the years since, however, only 68 have been upgraded due to the available budget, according to Senior Campus Planner Heidi Sokol. Sokol said the goals of the 2014 […]

Researchers design organisms using computer simulations, frog cells

Scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont (UVM) successfully created programmable, living nanobots from the cells of frog embryos, called xenobots. Michael Levin, the Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology and director of the Allen Discovery Center, and Dr. Douglas Blackiston, a scientist in Levin’s lab, co-authored the report published on Jan. 13 with […]

‘Create your own’ theme housing receives 1 application

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) invited students to apply to create their own themed house in Community Housing (CoHo) centered around a common interest or passion for fall 2020, but received only one application, according to Su McGlone, the director of fraternity and sorority affairs.  McGlone, the point of contact for the […]