Zachary Essig is an assistant features editor for The Tufts Daily. He is a first-year who has not yet declared a major. He can be reached at

History on the Hill: Tufts Republicans

Despite Tufts’ long-held reputation for having a predominantly liberal-leaning student body, students have been involved with Republican groups on campus since at least the 1890s, when there was at least one recorded student, Arthur Ames Hodgman, in the Tufts Republican Club. Since then, Tufts Republican clubs have served as political organizations for Republican-identifying and conservative-leaning students on campus. Tufts Republicans, as […]

Professor Kelly Greenhill awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Associate Professor of Political Science Kelly Greenhill, who specializes in international relations, was awarded a fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in December 2016 to finish research for her ongoing book, “Extra-Factual Sources of Threat Conception and Proliferation in International Politics.” Through this fellowship, Greenhill will continue her research on the ways in which governments and individuals perceive military and political threats. […]

The evolving cycle of recycling

Campus recycling was limited throughout most of Tufts’ history until Karen White (LA ’91) and a few other students decided to establish an official recycling and waste management program for the university in 1990. So began Tufts Recycles!, according to Betsy Isenstein, the director of Facilities Technical Services. Tufts Recycles! was run primarily by Tufts students, who worked to increase recycling […]

History on the Hill: Tufts Hillel

In the 1970s, there was no Granoff Family Hillel Center, no Rohr Chabad House and no other university-affiliated space for Jewish community members at Tufts. There was only a closet in the basement of Curtis Hall, to which students gained access by removing a refrigerator from it in order to turn it into an office for what […]