New policy think tank established at Tisch College

The Center for State Policy Analysis (cSPA) launched on Feb. 13, housed within the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Barnum Hall. As the name implies, the new center will focus its work on state-level policymaking in the commonwealth. Evan Horowitz, the center’s inaugural executive director, says the cSPA will provide independent analysis […]

Tisch roof garden renovation proposal wins Green Fund competition

The Tufts Office of Sustainability announced the seven winners of this year’s Green Fund earlier this month. In one of two such grants awarded to the Medford/Somerville campus, winners Alicia Bellido and Bayley Koopman plan to renovate the rooftop garden on top of the Tisch Library in order to improve its environmental impact. Using budgets […]

Women’s Center symposium focuses on intersectionality in sexual education, healthcare

The Women’s Center held its ninth annual Gender and Culture symposium titled “Sex and Accessibility” on Friday, at which student and guest speakers explored issues surrounding sexual education, comprehensive healthcare and more. The event, held in Dowling Hall, began with a panel titled “Queering Sex Ed, Explaining Abstinence, and Intersectional Healthcare.” The panel highlighted the […]

40 years of student activists organize, demand change

Social and political activism have been integral parts of Tufts’ campus culture for generations. Since its founding in 1980, the Daily has been covering campus activism in its many forms for various issues throughout the years. In commemoration of its 40th anniversary issue, the Daily is highlighting the most memorable moments of student activism captured […]

Decades of construction transform, renew the Hill

Significant construction and capital projects have transformed the face of Walnut Hill, home to Tufts’ first buildings and the nexus of the Medford/Somerville campus, since the Daily’s founding. The following is an overview of the Daily’s coverage of construction on the Hill since 1980, many buildings of which already seem timeless today. Mayer Campus Center  […]

Generations of Tufts history captured in the Daily Archives

The Daily is constitutionally mandated to be Tufts’ newspaper of record, striving to capture Tufts’ history for future generations to look upon. From overhauls of academic requirements to a mass resignation in student government, the following is a selection of developments from Tufts’ history — documented in thousands of issues, written by thousands of student-journalists.  […]

TCU hears four supplementary funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) passed four supplementary funding requests and discussed two abstracts for future resolutions in its meeting last night in the Sophia Gordon multipurpose room. The Filipinx Student Union requested $2,426 to host a martial arts workshop, which the Allocations Board (ALBO) recommended in full. A Boston area martial arts instructor will […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Feb. 23

MONDAY “TUPIT Screening: ‘True Justice'” Details: The Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College (TUPIT) will host a free screening of the documentary “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality” (2019), which relates historical injustices of the U.S. prison system through the personal narrative of Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal […]

Holocaust survivor recounts personal journey, childhood trauma

Holocaust survivor Ludwik Szymanski visited Tufts on Wednesday evening, retelling his life story which began with his family surviving the Holocaust in his native Poland to his eventual career as a pediatric psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School. The Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) fraternity partnered with Tufts Hillel to host Szymanski for his talk […]

BU professor discusses migration, citizenship in Turkey

Ayse Parla, an assistant professor of anthropology at Boston University, discussed her personal accounts in and research on the influence of hope and privilege on migration patterns and trends in Turkey in a book talk at 48 Professors Row on Wednesday evening. Parla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Harvard University and a […]