Local leaders, residents slam Tufts’ reopening plans

In recent weeks, Tufts has come under fire from local mayors, legislators and residents for its reopening plan. Critics of the plan say the return of students from across the country and globe threatens to reverse the significant progress they have made in containing the pandemic. In an Aug. 10 letter to University President Anthony […]

Group of Six renamed to Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion

The collection of identity-based centers on campus, formerly known as the Group of Six, has been renamed to the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion (DSDI), and new staffing positions were added to three of the centers. This change is part of a broader restructuring that has been taking place since the fall of 2019.  […]

Rabbi Jordan Braunig leaves Tufts Hillel for Emory

Rabbi Jordan Braunig will be departing Tufts Hillel in the fall to assume the role of Jewish chaplain at Emory University. Braunig served as the director of the Initiative for Innovative Community Building at Tufts Hillel.  During his tenure at the university, the Community Building Fellows program remained a central focus of Braunig’s work. According […]

News roundup: Headlines of the summer

The beginning of the academic year signals the close of a summer full of impactful moments, with the nation focused on the evolving COVID-19 situation and the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the nation following the death of George Floyd. The following is an overview of the news stories the Daily published this past […]

Students report long lines, wait times at Tufts Dining locations

Several students have reported long wait times across multiple dining locations on the Medford-Somerville campus. At Carmichael Dining Center and Pax Et Lox Glatt Kosher Deli, students have waited for over an hour in lines that extend several hundred feet outside both locations. Some students attributed the delays to inconsistencies with the pickup times estimated […]

Charges against Tufts Dining workers dropped, independent investigation launched

Cellphone footage obtained by the Daily shows the arrests of Victor White and Alexandros Armand on the night of June 15 and 16. The Essex County District Attorney’s Office dropped all charges against two Tufts Dining workers and appointed a special prosecutor to investigate claims that the officers used excessive force against the men. District […]

Professor Ioannis Evrigenis named new IR director

Ioannis Evrigenis, professor of political science and classics, has been selected as International Relations (IR) Program director. Evrigenis assumed the leadership role earlier in July and will direct the program before going on leave the following year to pursue a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). His three-year term appointment corresponds with […]

Tufts announces fall 2020 move-in updates

Tufts University announced its move-in plan for students living on and off campus in an email sent today by university administrators. Revised campus arrival dates, which begin on August 16 and end on September 13, in addition to protocols such as mandatory testing and quarantine, purport to reduce the risk of exposure among the Tufts […]

Tufts students engage in civic projects through Tisch Student COVID Response Program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life has continued its educational mission of civic engagement through the establishment of the Tisch Student COVID Response (TSCR) Program. The TSCR provides funding to students who wish to engage in self-designed or existing projects that address the impacts of COVID-19 on various communities. […]