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Editorial: It is time for a new dorm

Tufts should attack the housing crisis head-on by building a new dorm. Tufts is only able to house 63 percent of undergraduates and is increasing enrollment. The administration has implemented plans that include the displacement of faculty, 28.8 percent rent increases for many students and forced triples. These plans avoid or replicate the central problem with Tufts housing: […]

Editorial: Shadow grading will ease the first-year transition

The transition from high school to college is daunting. Students often have to move away from home for the first time, participate in new extracurriculars and find a new network of friends. Academic competition, financial pressures and obsession with grades add to the stress. Many first-years are unsure of their academic path but expect they will earn […]

Editorial: Changes to lottery system are welcome but insufficient

On Nov. 28, 2018 ResLife announced a number of changes to the lottery system, changing the application process for Tufts housing. While the changes to the lottery system make it fairer and less stressful, Tufts should be doing much more in order to make it easier for students to live on campus. For groups applying to suites […]

Editorial: Tufts’ expansion of Entrepreneurship Center benefits students

Tufts is expanding the scope and course offerings of its entrepreneurship minor. This expansion compensates for the lack of a formal business major program, while maintaining Tufts’ status as a liberal arts school. The newly expanded minor, offered through the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC), allows students the flexibility to pursue a liberal arts education and […]

Editorial: The silence of forgetting

How much is lost if we do not try to remember the past? On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, we must think about the transience of memory. It is easy to get caught in the rush of the everyday, if we aren’t reminded to step back and reflect. At Tufts, it was easy to forget this […]

Editorial: Tufts should cut ties with Purdue Pharma, Sackler family

The Sackler family and Purdue Pharma used Tufts University as a staging ground for promoting their mainstay opioid painkiller OxyContin. The close relationships pursued between Purdue Pharma and Tufts helped ignite the current opioid crisis, which has claimed the lives of 400,000 Americans and damaged countless more. Documentation from a lawsuit brought against Purdue this month by Massachusetts Attorney […]

Editorial: Shopping periods would allow greater course choice

As a university with roots in the liberal arts, Tufts encourages students to enroll in a variety of classes and formulate a multidisciplinary curriculum.  Students frequently opt to begin each semester with a varied schedule. The first weeks of classes act as an unofficial “shopping” period for students who sign up for more classes than […]

Editorial: Leisure reading is good reading

For many students, the Tisch Library is a symbol of unrelenting work. It represents hours spent studying for midterms, working on group projects and typing dreaded final essays. Recently, Tisch Library created the Leisure Reading Collection, a set of books for students to read in their downtime. Students should take advantage of this new addition to the […]

Editorial: Support dining workers’ demands

Tufts has not yet negotiated a contract with the dining workers’ union, almost nine months after workers voted to unionize. It is time for the university to do the right thing and respect the requests of its employees. Trisha O’Brien, who has worked for Tufts Dining for 30 years, said in an interview with the Daily […]

Editorial: A call for a more equitable course registration process

As enrollment time creeps closer, you can feel tensions rise. Every Jumbo knows that 15-minute scramble right before you hit the “Enroll” button, and that horrible feeling when the class you desperately needed to take is full — and so is the wait list. Senior year is a time to fill all those major and […]