Editorial: Tufts’ expansion of Entrepreneurship Center benefits students

Tufts is expanding the scope and course offerings of its entrepreneurship minor. This expansion compensates for the lack of a formal business major program, while maintaining Tufts’ status as a liberal arts school. The newly expanded minor, offered through the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC), allows students the flexibility to pursue a liberal arts education and […]

Editorial: The silence of forgetting

How much is lost if we do not try to remember the past? On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, we must think about the transience of memory. It is easy to get caught in the rush of the everyday, if we aren’t reminded to step back and reflect. At Tufts, it was easy to forget this […]

Editorial: Tufts should cut ties with Purdue Pharma, Sackler family

The Sackler family and Purdue Pharma used Tufts University as a staging ground for promoting their mainstay opioid painkiller OxyContin. The close relationships pursued between Purdue Pharma and Tufts helped ignite the current opioid crisis, which has claimed the lives of 400,000 Americans and damaged countless more. Documentation from a lawsuit brought against Purdue this month by Massachusetts Attorney […]

Editorial: Shopping periods would allow greater course choice

As a university with roots in the liberal arts, Tufts encourages students to enroll in a variety of classes and formulate a multidisciplinary curriculum.  Students frequently opt to begin each semester with a varied schedule. The first weeks of classes act as an unofficial “shopping” period for students who sign up for more classes than […]

Editorial: Leisure reading is good reading

For many students, the Tisch Library is a symbol of unrelenting work. It represents hours spent studying for midterms, working on group projects and typing dreaded final essays. Recently, Tisch Library created the Leisure Reading Collection, a set of books for students to read in their downtime. Students should take advantage of this new addition to the […]

Editorial: Support dining workers’ demands

Tufts has not yet negotiated a contract with the dining workers’ union, almost nine months after workers voted to unionize. It is time for the university to do the right thing and respect the requests of its employees. Trisha O’Brien, who has worked for Tufts Dining for 30 years, said in an interview with the Daily […]

Letter from the Managing Board

Dear Daily readers, Since 1980, it has been the Tufts Daily’s mission to bring clarity to conversations, balance to issues and fact to debates. In our semester as the Daily’s Managing Board, we hope that we’ve upheld our values and principles as promised to you, our readers. We have been blessed with a dedicated staff who pursue […]

Editorial: A call for a more equitable course registration process

As enrollment time creeps closer, you can feel tensions rise. Every Jumbo knows that 15-minute scramble right before you hit the “Enroll” button, and that horrible feeling when the class you desperately needed to take is full — and so is the wait list. Senior year is a time to fill all those major and […]

Editorial: Tufts should offer separate introductory courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics

Economics is a staple at Tufts, a common major at a highly-ranked liberal arts school. In fact, it is one of the top five majors in the School of Arts and Sciences. Undoubtedly, foundational knowledge of the subject is important and transferrable to a variety of career paths. However, the introductory economics course sequence at Tufts […]

Editorial: Tufts should reconsider eligibility requirements for Spanish, French minors

In the past, the lack of opportunity to minor in Spanish or French frustrated many students in the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S). Starting Jan. 1, 2019, the Department of Romance Studies will offer a minor in both French and Spanish to all A&S students. This addition will be very beneficial to the university […]