Primary Colors: 4 women Biden should consider for vice president

Since America’s founding, a woman has been on a national ticket only three times: Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. But at a debate hosted by CNN on March 15, Joe Biden committed to naming a woman as his vice-presidential running mate. Here is a list of who he should consider for the spot.  […]

Shades of Gray: Joking ethically

I am a wholehearted believer in absurd, even morbid humor. As someone who’s experienced a fair amount of tragedy and death, I know as well as anyone that humor is perhaps the best antidepressant available to us, especially as college students — it is certainly far cheaper and more accessible than actual therapy — and […]

Editorial: Tufts must reflect on past and future needs of international students amidst crises

On the evening of March 10, our student body received an email that outlined the university’s response to the spread of COVID-19. However necessary, this action decimated the normalcy of college life, giving students living on campus only six days to pack their belongings and move out of their homes; with changing travel restrictions and […]

Primary Colors: The staying power of Bernie Sanders

Once again, Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States. As of today, Sanders has won 914 pledged delegates, while former Vice President Joe Biden has won 1,217 of the 1,991 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. The last major primary Sanders won was California on March 3. […]

Op-ed: Tufts can do better than virtual commencement

Disclaimer: Hannah Kahn is a former executive opinion editor and executive audio editor at the Daily. We knew that our in-person graduation was not going to happen on May 17 as planned. I, along with the fellow members of the Class of 2020, have known that pretty much since the university informed us that classes […]

Primary Colors: What is Joe Kennedy doing?

At a debate hosted by WGBH on Feb. 11, moderator Margery Eagan asked Representative Joe Kennedy III, “why are you running to defeat a man who’s championed so many of the same policies that you support?” What followed Eagan’s question was a tornado of buzzwords, progressive phrases and calls to action. But what was missing […]

Editorial: Tufts community supports students in need, filling void left by Tufts administration

Clarification: This editorial has been updated to reflect the FIRST center’s collaboration with Tufts Mutual Aid and role in aid efforts. Since the university’s necessary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have faced many unprecedented challenges beyond the shock of leaving campus on a six-days notice. Our student body resides across the globe with […]

Op-ed: Course guidelines proposal for the spring 2020 semester

The Tufts community, along with communities across the entire world, is dealing with a truly unprecedented public health crisis. On March 10, Tufts announced the necessary decision to complete the rest of the spring 2020 semester online. While students, faculty and staff all do their best to adjust to the new reality as a result […]

Op-ed: The need for equitable grading policies in the face of COVID-19

With over 2,500 signatures and growing, Tufts students and the community have thrown support behind the petition to “Allow Tufts Students to take Classes Pass/Fail and Still Progress Towards Graduation” because of COVID-19. Due to this growing pandemic, students have been evicted from Tufts’ campus in the matter of six days. This eviction has led […]

Letter from the Managing Board: Covering our global community

Dear Tufts Community, These are trying times. With heavy hearts, we will leave our Hill behind this weekend, many months too early. Nevertheless, our community has shown incredible resolve, facing these rapid and unprecedented changes in stride and coming together as the vibrant community we are. Kindness, support and generosity have poured forth for those […]