Boston highways: A bridge or a divide?

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the interstate highway system into existence — forever changing the country’s built environment and social infrastructure. Wealthy white families could now live in suburbs and commute to cities. While highways bridged suburbs and cities, they built straight through urban communities of color. Garrett Dash Nelson, president and head […]

Life In STEM: Kyrielle Lord on environmental science and social justice

The Daily sat down with environmental engineering major Kyrielle Lord, a junior, for a conversation about environmental activism and Lord’s Tisch Summer Fellowship with the Mystic River Watershed Association. This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Tufts Daily: What is the Tisch Summer Fellowship? Kyrielle Lord: Tisch Summer Fellows is through Tisch […]

Keeping up with the 617: Spend, spend, spend

In an offseason that began with a frustrated fanbase due to a lack of spending from ownership, Chaim Bloom and the Red Sox have officially begun their addition phase. With the poor performance of the team in the 2022 season, fans are pleading to this ownership to spend the exorbitant amounts of money from John […]

Somerville named a leading global city for climate action

Somerville has made the 2022 Carbon Disclosure Project’s cities A-List, an award for leadership on environmental action and transparency. Only 12% of the 1,002 cities evaluated worldwide received this designation based on commitment to long-term climate action plans, fossil fuel emission reduction targets and local climate risk assessments.  Compared to non-A-List cities, A-list cities like […]

Tufts and local community members react to impending Davis Square renovation project

Due to its close proximity to campus, Davis Square has been a place for many Tufts students to spend time and enjoy a variety of local businesses in the area. But according to recent local news reports, Scape Development plans to construct a four-story lab building that would displace beloved businesses including When Pigs Fly […]

Tufts Medical Center relaunches liver transplant program after 15 years

Tufts Medical Center will relaunch its liver transplant program in 2023 through its newly established Abdominal Transplant Institute. The institute, which will be led by clinical co-directors Dr. Fred Gordon and Dr. Martin Hertl, aims to build an effective and patient-focused liver transplant program.  Tufts Medical Center has coordinated organ transplants for nearly 40 years. […]

A conversation on reproductive justice and sexual education with Saniya Ghanoui, program director of Our Bodies Ourselves Today

Sex. For many college students, the subject is unavoidable, and yet there still remains a sense of stigma shrouding the topic. Finding answers to our sexual health questions can be a daunting task with differing advice and misinformation littered across the internet. With this context in mind, a recently launched platform based in Boston aims […]

Tales from the T: These are a few of my favorite things

Another semester of sleep deprivation, missed deadlines and existential dread about the future later, I am yet again writing my last column. So for this column, I’ll talk about my favorite station on the T. Today, we’re talking about … Ruggles? Ruggles is a station on the Orange Line and Commuter Rail, nestled in the […]

Tales from the T: Amtrak doesn’t have to suck

In today’s column I’m going to stretch the limits of what can be considered Boston transit by talking about intercity trains. That’s right. Today we’re talking about the national passenger rail operator, Amtrak.  I’m writing this on-board an Amtrak train heading home for Thanksgiving. I’m taking the train home for a couple of reasons. For […]

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Video: Tufts students share perspectives on Green Line Extension

On Nov. 17, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak announced that the Medford branch of the Green Line Extension is officially scheduled to open on Monday, Dec. 12, following a series of previous delays. Daily reporters Sam Dieringer, Lily St. Amant and Daniel Cui caught up with several Tufts students to get their take on the […]