Q&A: Monaco talks expansion, mental health, anti-racism initiatives, Gifford House bunnies

University President Anthony Monaco sat down with the Daily to discuss Tufts’ ongoing expansion, pandemic response, mental health and diversity, among other topics. Monaco also offered updates on the university’s finances and outlined his goals for the remaining year of his presidency. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. The Tufts […]

TCU President-elect Jaden Pena talks diversity, mental health

Jaden Pena was elected as the next president of the Tufts Community Union on April 27. He will serve as TCU president for the 2022–23 academic year. Students cast their ballots between noon on April 26 and noon on April 27, and election results were announced shortly after the final votes were submitted. According to […]

Meet the new meat: Kaplan Lab cell agriculture research propelled by USDA funding

Faint bubbles twist their way to the top of an inconspicuous green container about the size of a hand. Among the miscellaneous bottles and boxes on the countertop, you wouldn’t give the box — called an SDS-PAGE — a second glance, and you certainly wouldn’t guess what it was up to. In reality, this device […]

Evicted on short notice, some Medford Square tenants receive little help from local, state governments

Residents of 18 units on month-to-month leases in The Bradlee Apartments, an apartment building in Medford Square, were given notice in late March that they had 30 days to permanently vacate their homes so that the building’s new property managers could renovate the units. The time frame was extended to 60 days after advocacy by […]

Medford branch of Green Line Extension set to open this summer

The Medford branch of the MBTA’s Green Line Extension — which includes a stop on College Avenue, adjacent to the Tufts campus — is on track to open this summer after a slew of delays. The contract for construction on the GLX was awarded in November 2017, nearly five years ago. After several delays, the […]

Gannett to merge Somerville and Medford weekly newspapers

National newspaper chain Gannett plans to cease print publication of 19 weekly papers in eastern Massachusetts and merge another nine papers into four, beginning this month. Tufts’ host communities will have their papers — the Medford Transcript and the Somerville Journal — merged into one. The combined paper will still be distributed in print weekly. […]

Cover to cover: Class of 2022’s 4 years on campus, reviewed

Editor’s note: The 2018–19, 2019–20 and 2020–21 recaps in this article are reprinted from the 2020–21 Commencement Issue of the Daily. 2018–19 The year began with the initial rollout of CoHo, bringing in 45 new beds to campus for juniors and seniors. By the second semester, 39 more beds were added as the second phase […]

Dean Cunningham, Tisch College reflect on year of civic engagement, community involvement

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life has worked this year to integrate civic engagement into higher education, private and public institutions and active community involvement. Under the leadership of Dayna Cunningham, who just concluded her first academic year as dean, Tisch College has been focusing its research and initiatives on building a multiracial […]

Tenants union continues organizing against LaCourt Realty, doubles down on demands

Editor’s note: Mouhab Rizkallah, owner of LaCourt Realty LLC, sued Alexander Janoff, the Daily’s editor in chief, and Emily Thompson, a deputy news editor, in March 2022 over the Daily’s coverage of the LaCourt Tenants Union. The case was later dismissed with prejudice. Janoff and Thompson were not involved in the reporting or writing of […]

Q&A: New chaplains reflect on accomplishments from their first year on the Hill

As the Class of 2025 finishes its first year on campus, three members of the University Chaplaincy staff are also able to look back at their first year at Tufts. Buddhist Chaplain Ji Hyang Padma and Humanist Chaplain Anthony Cruz Pantojas joined the chaplaincy in summer 2021, while Muslim Chaplain Najiba Akbar started in fall […]