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Editorial: Tufts must act to achieve gender pay parity

A Nov. 12, 2019, article in the Daily reported that the net wage gap between male and female professors has expanded. These findings emerged from a 2018–19 study by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), which reveals that full-time female professors at Tufts get paid, on average, $5,400 less than their male counterparts, and […]

Editorial: If Supreme Court won’t protect DACA, Tufts must lobby Mass. legislature to protect undocumented students

The Obama administration established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 as a means of addressing immigration in the United States. DACA delays the deportation of those who immigrated to the U.S. before the age of 16, and it makes immigrants eligible for work permits. As of September 2017, approximately 700,000 individuals […]

Editorial: The Daily stands with the Crimson in defending factual, ethical journalism

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this editorial, the Daily’s Managing Board has reviewed its content and context. This editorial, which was intended to affirm the Daily’s commitment to journalistic practices, was not given the time and attention required for a subject as sensitive as Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s role on a university campus and […]

Editorial: Massachusetts should rethink misguided vape ban

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker initiated a four-month ban on all vaping products on Sept. 24, which was hailed by some as a swift response to an emerging public health crisis and decried by others as reactionary and damaging to small businesses in the state. Yesterday, the Massachusetts State House took this ban a step further, […]

Editorial: CMHS has made strides, Tufts must continue to expand services

Over the past few decades, emphasis on mental health has increased around the world as more people are recognizing the necessity of maintaining a healthy mind in addition to a healthy body. In the past, mental health was heavily stigmatized; people were discouraged from talking about their problems, and some people simply turned a blind […]

Editorial: If Tufts is committed to SMFA, shuttle service must meet needs of dual-degree students

Last year, Tufts added three new shuttles to expand the transportation offerings between the Medford/Somerville and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) campuses. Despite this being a good step to increase the integration of our campuses, there is still much potential for improvement. Currently, shuttles run from morning to night on Mondays through […]

Editorial: Study-area weekend hours should match weekday hours

The work ethic at Tufts is pronounced; study spots in Tisch Library, Ginn Library, Eaton Hall and the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) are almost always buzzing with people. However, the open hours of these locations often do not meet students’ needs for quiet areas in which to do work. When dorm hallways are filled […]

Editorial: TCU Senate and ECOM should improve transparency and budget focus in elections

Among the expenses included in the cost of attendance each year for Tufts undergraduates is the Student Activity Fee; the fee for the 2019–20 school year is $382. While this fee may not seem significant relative to the total yearly cost of attendance, it adds up. Collectively, all students’ activity fees amount to a budget […]

Editorial: Democratize access to athletic training facilities, health and safety resources

Deep within the first floor of the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center lies the Mugar Sports Medicine Suite, which houses two services: Tufts Sports Medicine and physical therapy services provided by the external group Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Associates (OSPTA). Upon initial review, these operations seem very different. The Tufts Sports Medicine Department provides ad-hoc […]