Yan Zhao is a Contributing Writer for the Tufts Daily.


‘This Is Where I Leave You’ yields amusing slapstick, not much else

“You’re all grounded!” Hillary Altman (Jane Fonda) announces in “This Is Where I Leave You,” released Sept. 19, in the wake of her husband’s death. But when Hillary addresses her middle-aged, incredulous children, little does she know that everyone in the room, save maybe the tottering kid, Cole (Cade Lappin), has his or her own set […]


Tufts develops coding app for children

  The Development Technologies (DevTech) Research Group at Tufts is working to develop an iPad and Android application that teaches young children coding basics. DevTech is working in conjunction with the MIT Media Lab and the Playful Invention Company (PICO) to create the app, ScratchJr, which is expected to be released in 2014, according to […]


Professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Tufts Professor of Chemical Engineering Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the academy is one of the highest engineering honors, according to the chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Kyongbum Lee. “It’s considered to be the most exclusive and prestigious academy [in which] to […]


Police arrest armed robbery suspect, continue investigation

The Medford Police Department last Friday arrested a suspect involved in a robbery that occurred near campus on Nov. 11.  According to an email sent to members of the Tufts community, Medford police and members of the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to an armed robbery reported at the Campus Mini Mart on Boston […]


Leong discusses gentrification of Chinatowns

Associate Professor in the College of Public and Community Service at University of Massachusetts Boston Andrew Leong spoke about gentrification of Chinatowns around the world last night in Braker Hall. The presentation was hosted by Tufts Asian American Alliance and featured information from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s recent report called, “Chinatown […]


Tufts to host 10th annual Break the Stage competition

The 10th annual Break the Stage competition, an intercollegiate step dance contest organized by the African Student Organization (ASO), will take place this Saturday at 7 p.m. in Cohen Auditorium. The event, which will feature performances from Tufts step teams ENVY and BlackOut, is the result of two months of preparation, according to coordinator Yolaine […]


Health Service experts talk reproductive issues

Senior Director of Health and Wellness Service Michelle Bowdler and nurse practitioner Ariel Watriss discussed reproductive justice with students at the Women’s Center last Friday. Bowdler, who has worked at Tufts for 15 years, has a background in public health and has worked in fields concerning addiction, HIV education, violence prevention and community based health […]


Local children celebrate Halloween on campus

One hundred kids from the Medford and Somerville communities toured the Tufts campus on Saturday to participate in Leonard Carmichael Society’s (LCS) annual Halloween on the Hill event.  According to event coordinators Shoshana Oppenheim and Mengqi Sun, 60 student leaders led the groups of children to various activities around the university, including face-painting, trick-or-treating and […]


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