Zoe Kava is an Assistant News Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a first-year who has not yet declared a major. Zoe can be reached at [email protected]

ORLL changes housing arrangements for 2021–22 academic year, rising sophomores scramble

West Hall, which has previously served as sophomore housing, will now be used to house incoming first-years, and Carpenter House, which housed first-years, will now house sophomores. As a result of these changes, many rising sophomores faced difficulties during the housing selection process. Rising sophomores who had planned to apply for a quad in West Hall were forced to shift their plans when the Office of Residential Life and Learning announced at the last minute that it was no longer available for rising sophomores.

TUPIT pushes for program allowing incarcerated individuals to obtain Tufts bachelor’s degree

The Tufts University Prison Initiative at Tisch College introduced a resolution that was passed unanimously by the Tufts Community Union Senate. The resolution calls on the university to allow currently and formerly incarcerated individuals who are taking Tufts courses through the TUPIT program, which is taught by Tufts professors, to earn a Tufts bachelor’s degree in civic studies.

Chris Wallace talks moderating 2020 presidential debate, increase in biases in journalism

Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, spoke to the Tufts community about issues in journalism in a livestreamed event on Thursday. The event, “Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Politics, Power, and Freedom of the Press,” was hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

Act On Mass proposes amendments to increase transparency in Massachusetts State House

The amendment, filed by Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven of Somerville, was voted down, but would have ensured committee votes and testimony be made public. The results of the vote came as a disappointment for Act On Mass, who had been pushing for three amendments to State House rules, including this one. 

First-years launch student organization to foster connections among minority groups on campus

Three first-year students launched Tufts Jumbos for the Advancement of Minorities at the start of the semester, a student organization that aims to create connections between different minority groups at Tufts and beyond. The organization will also provide students with an established network of resources to help reach their academic potential and launch their post-college careers, according to the founders. 

Tisch College hosts post-election event titled “Election 2020: What happened? What’s next?”

The event featured representatives from Tisch College, The Fletcher School, the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Azmera Hammouri-Davis named new Africana spirituality advisor

Hammouri-Davis has worked in higher education for eight years, formerly serving as a residential advisor for the Center for Black Culture and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California, according to the University Chaplaincy’s website.

Jean Mayer Prize awarded to HEAL Food Alliance, James Beard Foundation, World Central Kitchen

The $100,000 prize, given by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, will be split evenly among the three recipients.