Students, faculty support proposed Native American and Indigenous Studies minor

A student-led petition aims to create a new Native American and Indigenous Studies minor program in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD). The program’s viability is likely greater due to the RCD’s recent obtainment of departmental status and has support among former and current RCD faculty. A group of students addressed their petition to create […]

Op-ed: University should support all graduation attendees

When I was a little girl, my father would constantly remind me how it important it was to continue my education. That ultimately, it was the one thing no one could ever take away from me because I earned it. I never really understood the power of his words until today, just weeks away from […]

Editorial: Tufts should reduce administrative costs, increase transparency

American colleges and universities consistently take a majority of the top 10 spots in worldwide rankings. As higher education has become more crucial for professional success, the demand for higher education has also gone up significantly. As most students are painfully aware, this rising demand was paired with rising tuition costs. In 1971, the average college tuition for private research […]

Point-Counterpoint: Abolishing fraternities

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on whether or not Tufts University should abolish fraternities.  The case for abolishing  The images conjured up in the Nov. 7 Observer opinion piece, “Abolish Fraternities,” were chilling, disturbing and, ultimately, impossible to forget. And yet, […]

A post-election statement from the Nov. 9 faculty group at Tufts University

In this post-election moment, we have witnessed increasing threats to the present and future safety and wellbeing of our community. As faculty members at Tufts University, we pledge to actively commit ourselves to social justice and principles of community, compassion, decency and protection. We commit to continuing the work of teaching, conducting research and encouraging […]

Op-ed: Tufts janitors to renegotiate contract this spring

Imagine 105 people cleaning up after more than 7,000 students and faculty, keeping our whole campus clean every day — with only 21 percent of them working 40 hours per week. It sounds impossible to me, but that is what Vice-President of Operations Linda Snyder expects from janitors at Tufts, as outlined in her April 2015 op-ed […]

New coalition calls for divestment from prison corporations

Tufts Prison Divestment Coalition, an organization recently formed by multiple student groups, has launched a petition calling for Tufts to divest from private prison corporations. The coalition is a joint effort between Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Tufts Climate Action and Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (UIJ). According to the petition, the university should discontinue […]

Tufts Support Services to improve efficiency

The Tufts Effectiveness in Administrative Management (TEAM) Initiative will launch Tufts Support Services (TSS), a new organization that will centralize human resources and financial services, this December to improve administrative efficiency and expertise. University President Anthony Monaco and Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell announced the upcoming launch of TSS to faculty and staff on Sept. 8. “The […]