Editorial: TUPD incident of racial bias illustrates need for systemic change

We must start with a community-wide re-evaluation of the role that TUPD has on our campus. Tufts must defund TUPD and significantly downsize police operations. Furthermore, TUPD needs to reform its protocol for responding to nonviolent incidents and prioritize de-escalation strategies that do not subject individuals to unfair questioning techniques. 

Editorial: Tufts must recognize Indigenous Peoples Day

By putting academic scheduling ahead of observing the United States’ fraught history of colonialism, Tufts is neglecting its commitment to fostering justice and equality for all marginalized communities.

Editorial: Remote students must continue to be supported as they navigate academic, social challenges

As Tufts grapples with this new hybrid reality, it is crucial that administrators and professors alike actively support remote students by instituting flexible academic policies and finding innovative alternatives to in-person learning.

Editorial: Tufts must consider local residents’ concerns in proceeding with fall plans

As we react and readjust to the spread of COVID-19 on our campus, it is critical that the Tufts community and administration account for the concerns of our neighbors in making on-campus decisions.

Editorial: Welcome back, Tufts

Whether you are a returning student, new to Tufts, in-person or remote, welcome back, and welcome home. This semester will be a time of readjustment and uncertainty; we begin school against the backdrop of a pandemic and institutional change. It is evermore important that as a community, we remain united, resilient and critical of the […]

Editorial: Tufts must take action to support black students

Content warning: This article references instances of police brutality against black individuals. The Daily unequivocally stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and members of the black community. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and countless other unarmed black individuals at the hands of law enforcement demonstrate that systemic racism […]

Editorial: Four years of action

Four years of university provide many opportunities for widespread change, both in the lives of students and the institution itself. The experiences of the Class of 2020 are no exception; throughout its time on campus, our university experienced drastic changes in favor of improving student life, preserving positive institutional values and the rights of all […]

Editorial: Tufts must address deficiencies within health system exposed by pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it continues to highlight issues within the structures of our world, country and university. In particular, the crisis has placed increased stress on health care systems, in turn aggregating the health care disparities prevalent within American institutions.  Barriers to receiving quality health care in this time of international panic […]

Editorial: University financial support proves vital in response to COVID-19 economic crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for our world, university and peers. Against the backdrop of an emerging economic recession and widespread unemployment, many Tufts students and families will experience financial hardship. Students that did not qualify for financial aid prior to the crisis could have need in the near future, and those currently […]