Monaco, administration respond to new Title IX regulations, gather committee

In response to the United States Department of Education’s recent changes to Title IX regulations, University President Anthony Monaco and other administrators affirmed Tufts’ commitment to combating sexual misconduct and gathered members of the Sexual Misconduct Steering Committee to determine future action. The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released final Title IX […]

Pandemic response opens new chapter in town-gown relations

After years of tension over housing and taxes, Tufts’ efforts to help its host communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic may have turned a new leaf in relations, raising hopes that warm feelings and the close partnership could endure even after the crisis is over. At a community meeting 10 weeks ago, a Somerville resident […]

Tufts receives $4.7 million from CARES Act, $2.3 million to go to emergency financial aid

Tufts received $4.7 million in federal COVID-19 relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act which was signed into law on March 27. The CARES Act allocates roughly $2 trillion budgeted to aid individuals and businesses across different sectors. This money comes on the heels of the news that Tufts anticipates coming […]

Struggling coronavirus economy hurts graduating seniors

Disclaimer: David Levitsky is a former managing editor at the Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. With the global economy taking a major hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, many graduating seniors are struggling to determine their next steps into the job market. An article published in 2006 by […]

COVID-19 puts hold on Peace Corps, Fulbright plans for graduating seniors

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the plans of graduating seniors preparing to embark on international volunteer work or study abroad opportunities, with international programs including the Peace Corps and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program postponing upcoming travel due to the ongoing global impacts of COVID-19. Director of Career Development Donna Esposito estimates these changes […]

PETA calls on Tufts, other universities to end animal testing amid COVID-19 crisis

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) last month sent a letter to University President Anthony Monaco, demanding that Tufts immediately prohibit any new animal experiments and finalize and end ongoing tests, as well as publicly release information about the status of animal experiments conducted by the university. The April 15 letter was prompted […]

Faculty react to wage and salary freeze, budget deficit

Staff and faculty will experience a wage and salary freeze next year as the university halts most raises in response to a major budget deficit.  The wage and salary freeze, announced on April 14 in an email to university employees, halts both merit cycle increases and those related to increases in the cost of living, […]

Victory to leave Tufts, assume new role at Duke

Executive Director of the Career Center Gregory Victory announced on April 14 that he will be leaving Tufts in July to become the Fannie Mitchell executive director of the career center and assistant vice president of student affairs at Duke University. Victory has occupied his current role at Tufts since July 2016. Donna Esposito, director […]

Tisch College to continue celebration of 20th anniversary into spring 2021

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life celebrated its 20th anniversary this spring, commemorating the statement of purpose signing on April 21, 2000 which created the college dedicated to civic engagement. Tisch College intended on celebrating the anniversary throughout the calendar year 2020 but has since postponed it due to the closure of campus […]

TCU Senate closes year with internal elections

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate concluded an academic year shortened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with internal elections on April 26. Internal elections were conducted with online Qualtrics surveys that were sent to each voting member of the Senate body. Outgoing TCU President Shannon Lee noted that usage of Qualtrics for the Senate’s internal elections […]