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 […]

Gray Areas Matter: Prostitution

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and violence against women. In Nov. of 2015 Amnesty International shocked the world by declaring full support for the movement to decriminalize prostitution around the globe. The move revealed an ugly divide within the feminist movement and forced many activists to face an incredibly difficult dilemma. Should prostitution […]

Letter from the Managing Board

Dear Daily readers, As we conclude our term on the Managing Board of the Daily, we are grateful for the opportunity to have served the Tufts community. First and foremost, we want to say thank you to our readers. We would not be doing this without your support, encouragement and interaction. We are honored to […]

Op-Ed: Statement from members of USSR-Rated TDC dance

Dear members of the Tufts community, To begin, we would like to apologize to the Tufts community and all of those who were hurt by the USSR-Rated Dance at TDC. This dance was not intended to offend anybody, and we are truly sorry that it did. The purpose of this dance was to serve as […]

Op-Ed: One year since Tier Town: Assault and accountability in Tufts student-activism

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence. I was raped by a fellow protester one year ago during Tufts Housing League’s Tier Town protest. Although several bystanders witnessed it, including protest marshals, they left me alone when I most needed them. In the months that followed, my rapist and her enablers constructed a narrative that […]

Girl Online: The wrong side of a very strange argument

In 2003, then-Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg created a website called FaceMash, which allowed users to judge a student’s attractiveness using a hot-or-not system. Though Harvard shut down the website after two days due to privacy violations, Zuckerberg’s success with this original idea led to the creation of what we now know as Facebook. There was […]

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 […]