Yanelle Cruz is a staff writer for the Daily. She is a junior majoring in Sociology and Political Science. She can be reached at Yanelle.Cruz@tufts.edu.


Busting the rich, international myth: International students on aid tackle burdens, display resilience

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series that centers on the stories of international students on financial aid. The first part can be found online. Though there is a stereotype that all international students in the United States are wealthy and paying for their education out-of-pocket, this is not the reality for more than […]


Busting the rich, international myth: International students on aid discuss challenges, assumptions

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series that centers on the stories of international students on financial aid. A Dec. 13 report by The Boston Globe Spotlight team discussed the criticism that universities in the greater Boston area have focused on recruiting full tuition-paying international students instead of recruiting domestic students to […]


Jack Derby appointed ELS program director, Cummings Family professor

On Feb. 12, Jack Derby was appointed director of the entrepreneurial leadership studies (ELS) program and the Cummings Family professor of the practice in entrepreneurship. Before joining the Tufts Gordon Institute as professor of the practice in entrepreneurial marketing and sales in 2006, Derby headed several companies and startups. The Cummings Family Professorship in Entrepreneurship, originally named the […]


SOC seeks to change name to reflect group makeup

On Jan. 19, dance troupe SOC posted a statement on its Instagram account announcing its decision to change its name from Spirit of Color to Spirit of the Creative. According to the statement, members of the black community have expressed concern in recent years that the low number of black students in SOC made its […]


The power of storytelling: A conversation with Alisha Guffey

With the 2011 repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, many assumed the military would become more inclusive and that somehow all the past issues would fade away. According to the Williams Institute report from May 2010, at least 70,000 members of the U.S. military are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Additionally, about 15,500 members are […]


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