Cartoon: It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever

Correction: A previous version of this cartoon misattributed the cartoonist of this piece. The cartoon has been updated to reflect this change. The Daily regrets this error.

Letter from the Editor in Chief: Celebrating our community

Dear Tufts community, Over the past few months, our “small town” has been dispersed across the globe. Though we do not live on campus at the moment, we remain connected through our shared experiences and the family and friends we have found at Tufts.  Our community responded admirably to the difficult circumstances and inequities exposed […]

Editorial: 2019–20 in review

As the 2019–20 academic year comes to a close, we recognize the change, passion and advocacy of our community’s responses. The Daily seeks to reflect this spirit throughout its pages and specifically within the Opinion section. We aim to capture the vibrant conversations and important issues on our campus, painting a comprehensive picture of how […]

Op-ed: A thank you note to the administration

I was relieved when, in late April, University President Anthony Monaco, Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser, Dean of Student Affairs ad interim Nancy Thompson and Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu released a statement expressing their strong disapproval of the Office […]

Op-ed: University politics when it’s convenient

On Wednesday, April 22, the Office for Campus Life (OCL) awarded Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) the Student Organization Collaboration Award in recognition of the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-racial coalition of activists we built as part of our campaign to end the Deadly Exchange at Tufts. We are deeply disappointed that instead of […]

Op-ed: Can public health and politics be balanced in the WHO?

I will start off by stating that I disagree with Trump’s decision to withdraw American funding from the World Health Organization (WHO). I believe the world must be united in combating COVID-19. However, I want to provide some context on the current director-general of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, and how he and the WHO […]

Op-ed: Why I soar with Sarah

I first got to know Sarah when we were partners for an oral presentation in Spanish 21 our first year at Tufts. Sitting next to her at the high top tables in Tisch, I vividly remember thinking, “dang, this girl can get stuff DONE.” Since that day, Sarah has become one of my closest friends.  […]

Op-ed: Grant Gebetsberger for TCU President

While sitting in my off-campus house in Medford this afternoon and thinking about how the semester is coming to a close, I received a message from a friend and fellow student who expressed uncertainty about who to vote for in the Tufts Community Union (TCU) presidential elections. To them and to anyone reading this, I […]

Editorial: Tufts must adopt alternatives to full-time online learning if fall semester proves unsafe

The COVID-19 pandemic plunged the world into strange and unprecedented circumstances that have demanded immense changes, including the radical transition to online learning. Given the lack of a COVID-19 cure or vaccine and the seemingly indefinite nature of the crisis, uncertainty surrounds the future, including the upcoming fall semester and prospects of returning to campus.  […]