Tufts updates procedures for missing a midterm or final due to illness

Tufts announced changes to its policy on missing midterm or final exams due to illness in an email to undergraduate students on Oct. 1. Going forward, students will no longer be able to obtain notes excusing them from midterm or final exams via walk-in appointment with Health Service or Counseling and Mental Health Services. Instead, […]

Tufts removes Harleston basketball hoops for tennis court space, commits to new hoop installation at later date

Tufts University removed the basketball hoops located outside Harleston Hall in an effort to create more court space for the men’s and women’s varsity tennis teams in early October. The decision temporarily removes the only available outside space for Tufts pickup basketball players. In an email to the Daily, Director of Athletics Communications Paul Sweeney […]

This Week in Science: Moderna boosters approved, koala chlamydia vaccine trial starts, NASA launches spaceship, leading primate center to be shut down

FDA authorizes booster shots for Moderna and J&J vaccines An FDA advisory panel unanimously voted last week to approve the use of a booster shot for the Moderna vaccine and again voted unanimously yesterday to approve a booster for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Moderna’s booster only applies to certain groups of people, such as […]

Strezo proposes Somerville City Council resolution in support of WHPA

In the midst of the national conversation about reproductive rights, the Somerville City Council sponsored a resolution on Sept. 23 calling on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act. The current legal battle revolves around Senate Bill 8, also known as the Texas Heartbeat Act, which bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy […]

Tower Café reopens with beverage-only menu, online ordering

Tower Café reopened on Oct. 6 with a limited menu for the first time since it closed due to the pandemic in March 2020. Situated within Tisch Library, the cafe restarted operations this year as students returned to one of the most popular study spots on campus — a change from last year, when students […]

Campus antisemitism survey and focus groups seek to understand environment at Tufts

University-wide emails from the president’s office were sent out on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 to invite current students and Class of 2021 graduates to participate in a survey evaluating student impressions of antisemitism on campus. Regardless of religious affiliation, the administration encouraged students to discuss incidents of antisemitism they had witnessed or heard about, […]

The Fletcher School webinar series discusses implications of the Afghanistan crisis

The Fletcher School continued its Afghanistan crisis webinar series with a virtual panel on Oct. 14. The webinar featured commentary and perspectives from three members of the Fletcher community. Sarah Chayes, former special advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, moderated the conversation. Chayes, an award-winning author and journalist […]

Tisch event on Puerto Rican politics is first speaker series event conducted entirely in Spanish

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life virtually hosted its first-ever speaker series event conducted entirely in Spanish on Oct. 13 during Hispanic Heritage Month. The event, titled “The Oldest Colony in the World: Perspectives on Puerto Rico’s Political Future,” featured international human rights lawyer Annette Martínez-Orabona (F’08) and Ed Morales, journalist and lecturer […]

TCU Senate hears funding requests, discusses upcoming resolution

The Tufts Community Union Senate heard its first appeal of the semester from Tufts Mountain Club, heard supplementary funding requests and discussed an upcoming resolution in a meeting on Sunday.  TCU Treasurer Elizabeth Hom introduced the appeal from the Tufts Mountain Club and introduced TMC Treasurer Grace Melcher, TMC President Elizabeth Mitchell and Assistant Director […]

Tufts mourns Madie Nicpon ’23

Madie Nicpon, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences, suffered a tragic accident on Saturday and has since died, according to a series of emails signed by Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, University President Anthony Monaco and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser. Nicpon, of Suffern, N.Y., was […]