Alumna Lucia Ravens combats food insecurity through art, social media

On World Environment Day, Lucia Ravens launched #FlowerFeedFlourish, a global social media movement that educates communities about gardening to tackle food insecurity. 


For remote first-years, a different start to college

First-year Tufts undergraduates studying remotely this semester are taking on unique challenges, as they begin their college experience from around the world.


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Talk about a Fluff piece: New England’s unique affection for Marshmallow Fluff

Perhaps the only fact necessary to understand New England’s insatiable appetite for Fluff is that of the 8 million pounds produced by Durkee-Mower annually, half is consumed within New England. 


You Gotta Know: Primatologist Zarin Machanda does not monkey around

Meet Assistant Professor of Anthropology Zarin Machanda, primatologist and chocolate cake enthusiast.


You Gotta Know: Sam Sommers

Sam Sommers has made a name for himself as a passionate and experienced professor and researcher in the psychology department at Tufts, and was named department chair last year, but he didn’t always know this was the path he would go down. 


You Gotta Know: A Q&A with Keith Maddox

Keith Maddox is an associate professor in the psychology department and the director of the Tufts University Social Cognition Lab. His research centers around prejudice and implicit bias, and his lab explores the connections between our social cognition and stereotyping. The Daily sat down with Maddox to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on his research and his teaching.


Tufts groups continue preparing for 2020 US presidential election

With an unprecedented presidential election just around the corner, emotions are running high on campus. Tufts groups have been hard at work since last spring, preparing campus for this influential election season. All hands are on deck.


Q&A: Julie Ross, CMHS director, says self-care is more important now than ever

Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Julie Ross is the director of Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) at Tufts. In addition to her role as director and her duties as a staff psychologist, Ross serves as a liaison to Tufts University Police Department and to the Office of […]


With musicology livestream, Pennington raises more than $10,000 for The Bail Project

As he began to stream at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, Stephan Pennington cautiously set a $500 fundraising goal for himself. When he signed off his computer in the wee hours of Friday, June 5, he had raised over $10,000 to support bail funds through The Bail Project, a nonprofit that works to end […]


You Gotta Know: Amanda Stone, pre-health advisor

In this day and age of endless Zoom and Webex conferences, phone calls are rare. Personal ones are even rarer. A warm, welcoming voice greeted me on the other end: “Hi there, I’m honored to talk to you!”  Compassionate, positive and humble: this is Tufts’ pre-health advisor Amanda Paolitto Stone. Pre-health or not, Stone offers […]


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