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Editorial: FlixBus should be a wakeup call to aid students in accessing affordable transport

Transportation costs, especially during the holidays, can be difficult for college students to afford. At Tufts, with so many students hailing from beyond the Greater Boston area, these costs can mount rapidly as transportation companies hike up prices during peak seasons. Recently, the private affordable bus company FlixBus made Tufts a stop on its Boston […]

Editorial: Tufts must divest to balance environmental, fiduciary responsibility

In an age of Greta Thunberg protests and Jane Fonda’s arrest, the effects of climate change have become widely known and are the topics of everyday conversation and classroom discussion. The global push to reduce carbon emissions and plastic waste is stronger than ever, encouraging individuals, universities and even nations to contemplate how their money impacts our […]

Editorial: Thoughtful, decisive, transparent leadership is needed to stem the tide of hate

Last week the Daily urged compassion and action in the face of hate. The discovery of yet another act of hatred at Tufts, this time targeting the African American community, compels us to write again on the treatment of hate on our college campus. On Thursday, Oct. 10, University President Anthony Monaco and Provost Nadine […]

Editorial: Tufts should mandate flu vaccination, improve logistics

During the early months of 2018, a particularly devastating winter, an estimated 80,000 Americans died because of the flu. The previous recent record death toll stood at 56,000. In some families, the idea of getting yearly flu-shots has been ingrained since childhood, while for others, the flu shot is viewed as something optional — unnecessary even. […]

Editorial: Tufts must reduce costs of on-campus dining options to increase financial accessibility

Tufts students budget for a wide array of items every year — everything from textbooks to housing. In the past, student outcry about the high costs has initiated student-led solutions such as the Tufts Textbook Exchange. Though these initiatives can be effective in reducing the expenses they target, many other burdensome expenses still demand attention, […]

Editorial: We must face hate with strength, solidarity and compassion

For the second time in less than a month, a Tufts student has been the victim of an act of naked, aggressive and invasive hate. On the night of Oct. 2, a student found a homophobic slur carved into their dorm room door. Just over two weeks ago, on Sept. 15, a student returned to […]

Editorial: With Title IX protections under threat, Tufts must maintain its efforts to support victims

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault.  Title IX joined the body of U.S. civil rights law as part of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, stating “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any […]

Editorial: Tufts must allocate more resources for SafeRide

Tufts’ SafeRide service, offered through the TapRide app, needs more institutional resources. SafeRide is intended to be a quick, reliable way for students to get a ride to their homes instead of walking alone at night. The SafeRide service is available seven days a week, from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., within the Medford/Somerville boundary […]

Editorial: It’s time for Tufts to subsidize laundry costs

College is expensive. Tuition costs are rising, textbook prices are through the roof, and living costs are not cheap. On top of these expenses, Tufts students are also expected to pay for their laundry while living on campus. While covering the already staggering costs of college, students should not have to worry about additional à […]

Editorial: Tufts has allowed the housing crisis to go too far

Luxury housing is a growing trend at many colleges around the world. From fireplaces to hot tubs to spin studios, these apartment complexes seem to really have it all — and they embody wealth and privilege. This is where Scape, the British firm that recently bought out half a block of prime real estate in […]