Editorial: Welcome back, Jumbos

Winter break has come to a close, and the semester has started; you all have new memories to share, stories to be told and much to give to our campus. We at the Tufts Daily feel similarly about this new chapter; we too have stories to keep sharing and discussions to start about the important […]

Editorial: Tufts sets moral standards through cutting ties with Sacklers

For years, members of the Tufts community have demanded an examination of the relationship between the Sackler family and Tufts University due to the family’s clear role in the opioid epidemic. A Tufts Daily editorial from 2017 discussed the disconnect between Tufts’ accepting money from the Sacklers and simultaneously promoting resources for those struggling with […]

Editorial: New Year’s resolutions for Tufts, part 2

Today, we continue our two-part editorial suggesting New Year’s resolutions for our university to adopt. By addressing institutional issues that affect us every day, Tufts can become a more inclusive, fair and accessible community. Tufts, these should be your goals for 2020: Support Medford and Somerville communities through higher PILOT payments Tufts must address its […]

Editorial: New Year’s resolutions for Tufts, part 1

The semester is coming to a close, with only one week of classes remaining. This change in scenery comes as a reset button that provides an opportunity for reflection, change and improvement in the form of New Year’s resolutions. Whatever your personal resolutions may be, the Daily would like to put forth a different kind […]

Editorial: Tufts must not normalize hate by remaining silent

For the second November in a row, white nationalist posters have appeared on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. One sticker with the phrase “It’s okay to be white” was found last week by the Daily on N. Hill Road, and a photo of another was shared on Facebook by a member of the Tufts community. Though this […]

Editorial: Tufts must act to achieve gender pay parity

A Nov. 12, 2019, article in the Daily reported that the net wage gap between male and female professors has expanded. These findings emerged from a 2018–19 study by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), which reveals that full-time female professors at Tufts get paid, on average, $5,400 less than their male counterparts, and […]

Editorial: If Supreme Court won’t protect DACA, Tufts must lobby Mass. legislature to protect undocumented students

The Obama administration established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 as a means of addressing immigration in the United States. DACA delays the deportation of those who immigrated to the U.S. before the age of 16, and it makes immigrants eligible for work permits. As of September 2017, approximately 700,000 individuals […]

Editorial: The Daily stands with the Crimson in defending factual, ethical journalism

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this editorial, the Daily’s Managing Board has reviewed its content and context. This editorial, which was intended to affirm the Daily’s commitment to journalistic practices, was not given the time and attention required for a subject as sensitive as Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s role on a university campus and […]

Editorial: Massachusetts should rethink misguided vape ban

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker initiated a four-month ban on all vaping products on Sept. 24, which was hailed by some as a swift response to an emerging public health crisis and decried by others as reactionary and damaging to small businesses in the state. Yesterday, the Massachusetts State House took this ban a step further, […]

Editorial: CMHS has made strides, Tufts must continue to expand services

Over the past few decades, emphasis on mental health has increased around the world as more people are recognizing the necessity of maintaining a healthy mind in addition to a healthy body. In the past, mental health was heavily stigmatized; people were discouraged from talking about their problems, and some people simply turned a blind […]