Op-ed: Why Beyoncé deserved the Grammy: How racism dictates success in the music industry

When Adele took the stage to accept the award for Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammy Awards, she broke down, stating that she “can’t possibly accept [the] award” because the “artist of [her] life is Beyoncé.” She told Beyoncé and the audience that “the ‘Lemonade’ album was just so monumental,” highlighting Beyoncé’s empowerment […]

Op-ed: We must dismantle anti-black racism within Asian American communities

As an Indian American woman, I have all too often come across members of my community shaking their heads at black people and dismissing the black struggle. I have watched the adults in my life rub Fair & Lovely cream on their faces with the hopes of looking less dark, mock black accents, language and […]

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 […]

Op-ed: An open letter to the administration

Dear University President Anthony Monaco, Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry, Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, Dean of Student Affairs ad interim Nancy Thompson and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser, We hope that this letter finds you, your families and your communities safe and in good […]

Op-ed: Why the President’s Statement Matters — Lessons from Deborah Lipstadt’s ‘Antisemitism: Here and Now’

University President Anthony Monaco and four of the university’s highest-ranking administrators recently published an unprecedented statement addressing an award given to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). In the statement, the administrators expressed their concern that elements of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, a movement the group promotes, are antisemitic. Many students were understandably shocked. Why […]

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 […]

Letter from the News Editor: Why we report

I confess: This letter was difficult for me to write. It is extremely rare for the Daily to publish a letter from the executive news editor, especially so in our final issue of the year. The turbulence of this semester, however, prompts me to break from this precedent. Many developments followed University President Anthony Monaco’s […]