Tufts dissolves Institute for Global Leadership

Tufts announced on July 21 that it will disband the Institute for Global Leadership. The institute, founded in 1999, supports global education and scholarship through 28 program offerings, including student-led clubs, international exchange programs, research opportunities and alumni mentoring. The news came as a shock to IGL students and alumni, who have since mounted a campaign […]

Somerville City Council passes ordinance protecting those seeking gender-affirming care

The Somerville City Council unanimously passed an ordinance protecting the rights of individuals seeking gender-affirming care on June 9. The ordinance prohibits City of Somerville law enforcement from helping to enforce laws enacted by other states that prevent individuals from accessing gender-affirming care. Somerville City Councilors At-Large Willie Burnley Jr. and Charlotte Kelly sponsored the […]

BREAKING: Kyongbum Lee appointed School of Engineering dean

Kyongbum Lee, dean ad interim of the School of Engineering, has been chosen to become the school’s next dean following a national search to fill the position, as announced in an email to the Arts, Sciences and Engineering community on June 28. Lee’s term begins July 1.  “I am truly grateful and feel honored to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]