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 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 […]

Former UN ambassador speaks at inaugural memorial lecture, sheds light on moral global policy

The Tufts Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) hosted the inaugural Jonathan Moore Lecture on Moral Global Leadership, the beginning of a lecture series honoring the late Ambassador Jonathan Moore. The lecture was held in the ASEAN Auditorium of the Cabot Intercultural Center and over 150 people were in attendance.  Ambassador Samantha Power, former U.S. Ambassador […]

Filipinx authors discuss novels, identity at AAC event

The Asian American Center (AAC) hosted an event called “Between the Pages: Ricco Siasoco & Grace Talusan in conversation,” where the authors spoke about their new books and how their work relates to their identities. The event was held in the Crane Room in Paige Hall, and around 25 community members attended. Aaron Parayno, director […]

Students host 4th annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

The Tufts community observed Indigenous Peoples’ Day yesterday for the fourth time since 2016, when Arts and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) faculty voted to change what was previously celebrated as “Columbus Day.”  This year’s celebration took place on the Academic Quad and around 80 people were in attendance.  The event began with an acknowledgement presented […]

TCA extends pledge to parents, alumni to withhold university donations until divestment

Tufts Climate Action (TCA) is urging current Tufts seniors, alumni and parents to withhold donations to Tufts until the university divests from fossil fuels in a pledge posted on Facebook. The petition encourages alumni and parents to withhold donations or to donate only to Tufts’ Sustainability Fund. Celia Bottger, an organizer on TCA, said the original pledge to withhold […]