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Monaco hosts town hall meeting on Medford/Somerville campus

University President Anthony Monaco spoke about how President Donald Trump’s administration was affecting university policy, the implementation of the Student Life Review Committee and plans for renovations at a town hall meeting in ASEAN Auditorium on Thursday. The meeting started on a light note, as Monaco praised Tufts’ current third-place standing in the Learfield Directors’ Cup. “We’re so good […]

Passage of divestment resolution sparks strong reactions, emotions

Disclaimer: Nesi Altaras is a columnist at the Daily and Noah Habeeb is a former executive copy editor at the Daily. Neither was involved in the writing of this article. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution calling for divestment from four companies it says are involved in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

TCU Senate passes resolution urging divestment from companies involved in occupied Palestinian Territories

Members of the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution calling for Tufts to divest from four companies that it says are involved in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The resolution, which drew an audience of more than 100 students, passed with 17 in favor, six opposed and eight abstentions. Several students in the […]

Charlie Baker speaks at Tufts, prompting walkouts and protest

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discussed public policy and civic engagement at Tufts last night in an event repeatedly disrupted by a number of student protesters. The event, a part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series, began after 7 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall, which holds 300 people. The event was sold out, but about […]

Boston City Council President talks politics at Civic Life Lunch

President of the Boston City Council Michelle Wu spoke at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life yesterday afternoon as part of the Civic Life Lunches initiative. During the lunchtime talk, Wu spoke briefly about her family, education and rise in politics before taking questions from the audience. Wu is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the […]

French Society hosts panel on repercussions of colonialism in Francophone world

Tufts French Society hosted a panel discussion between professors and students on France’s colonial history and legacy at 6 p.m. Monday in the Alumnae Lounge. The panel included Professor of History Hugh Roberts, Professor of History Elizabeth Foster, Professor of French Mona El Khoury, Professor of French Adlai Murdoch and Professor of Arabic Alexandra Shraytekh. […]

Massachusetts, Somerville ballot initiatives to look out for tomorrow

Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote on four ballot measures on Election Day this Tuesday. Somerville residents will have an additional fifth question on their ballots concerning a tax hike to fund a new high school. Questions on the Massachusetts ballot range from a new slots parlor to farm animal living conditions. Read […]

Senate debates extending $3000 in stipends to additional Senate officers

During the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate meeting on Oct. 10, an Allocations Board (ALBO) recommendation concerning the expansion of TCU-provided stipends was introduced for discussion. The ALBO recommendation proposed stipends for the Diversity and Community Affairs Officer, the Parliamentarian and the Historian of $1,000 per year each. The proposal would be an extension of […]

Gordon Institute creates master’s program in innovation and management

The Tufts School of Engineering will be providing a new Master of Science degree in Innovation and Management from its Gordon Institute — a branch of the School of Engineering specializing in engineering leadership — beginning next September. According to Gordon Institute Executive Director and Associate Dean Mark Ranalli, the one-year masters program will aim to help engineering students who have mostly technical experience to […]