William Kenneally is a Contributing Writer for the Tufts Daily. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Tufts junior runs non-profit couponing organization to benefit various charities

This article is the second of two in a series about students pursuing charity work. View part one here. When not guiding tours, serving as the president of Tufts Chabad, working in admissions, doing child development research or teaching Hebrew, junior Hannah Steinberg has managed to add running a non-profit organization to her already-full plate. Inspired […]

Tufts senior completes 1,650-mile bike ride for charity

This article is the first of two in a series about students pursuing charity work.  “Day 28: Casualty: one inner tube, one tailbone. Gains: more suffering under the belt.” That is how senior Zhuangchen “JJ” Zhou wrote about his 28-day bicycle ride of 1,650 miles down from Boston, Mass. to Orlando, Fla. in his blog. Initially started as an exercise […]

Tufts Sustainability Collective proposes new initiatives to reduce waste

Members of the Tufts Sustainability Collective (TSC) met last night to discuss first steps on several campaigns the group is spearheading this semester. The umbrella-organization, which is comprised of sustainability-focused student groups including Tufts Climate Action, Tom Thumb’s Student Garden and Food for Thought, is focusing on improving the sustainability of dining options on campus. The group laid out its agenda Tuesday night last […]

Incorporating computer system, Mail Services aims to provide efficient operations

Tufts Mail Services, which is located in Hill Hall, provides package and mail handling services for the entire campus. Sheila Chisholm, the Support and Administrative Services manager of Mail Services, has been at Tufts for 34 years and has seen the Mail Services operation evolve dramatically. “It’s a very efficient process,” Chisholm said. “Before…we had a […]

Tufts PolyHack hackathon draws almost 300 students

Nearly 300 students participated in the annual PolyHack hackathon at the Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC) last Friday night and Saturday morning. The event, hosted by the Tufts Computer Science Exchange (CSX), provided an opportunity for Tufts students from all disciplines to collaborate with other students and industry professionals on computer science projects of their choosing, according to Vice President of […]

Panel discusses Tufts union issues, including janitor contract negotiations

A panel of union organizers addressed students and community members Tuesday night about union organization at Tufts. The talk covered the university’s decision to renegotiate custodial staff contracts that garnered widespread attention last spring. The panel was hosted by Rubén Stern, director of the Latino Center, and included members of unions such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and […]

Somerville community holds annual vigil for victims of domestic violence

Members of the Somerville community gathered for the annual Domestic Violence Vigil outside the Somerville Public Safety Building in Union Square last Wednesday evening. The vigil, held to remember those who lost their lives to domestic violence, included a candlelit parade through the streets of Union Square and concluded with a spoken agenda at the […]

Iranian journalist speaks about Tehran Bureau reporting

Journalist Kelly Golnoush Niknejad spoke about her career and the creation of the Tehran Bureau, a Boston-founded independent news organization covering news on Iran and the Iranian diaspora, in the Rabb Room last night. The talk, “Tehran Bureau: Beyond Crisis Reporting,” was sponsored by Middle Eastern Studies, Film and Media Studies and the International Relations Program. It was organized by Amahl Bishara, the program director for […]