JumboVote increases civic engagement on Tufts campus and beyond

Throughout American history, various movements and people have worked to expand access to the right to vote. The American Revolution was fought over representation, Susan B. Anthony fought to give women the right to vote and the 20th century ushered in the civil rights movement. JumboVote, a nonpartisan, student-led initiative that started in the run-up […]

Student Affairs seeks to fill three staff vacancies in Group of Five centers

Following K. Martinez’s decision to leave their position as director of the Women’s Center in April, six full-time staff members are currently serving campus cultural centers. There are currently staffing vacancies including the Women’s Center director, a temporary administrative position to be hired for the summer and a staff administrator at Bolles House to serve the Latino […]

TCU Senate’s Brown and Blueprint initiative aims to compile student feedback on campus spaces

Tufts’ campus has been flooded with advertisements this semester, asking for student input on the physical space around campus. “Real talk… How should this space be used–and what features should it have?” the poster outside Curtis Hall, home to the former Brown and Brew Coffee House, reads. This is the work of Brown and Blueprint, a Tufts […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium calls community to action

Tufts held the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” on the evening of Jan. 22 in Breed Memorial Hall. The event featured a variety of distinguished speakers and performers who highlighted the importance of civic engagement and decisive action in the face of injustice, inspired by the work and words of Dr. […]

TCU Senate discusses space accessibility, university budget, bylaw changes at final meeting

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held its final meeting of the semester in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room last night. TCU President Benya Kraus opened the meeting, announcing addresses from senate executives and a vote on bylaw changes. TCU Vice President Anna Del Castillo then opened the floor for committee updates. In one update, Grant Gebetsberger, a […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear President Monaco, Dean Glaser, and the Tufts Community, On August 1, 2017 I retired as the founding director of the Latino Center after 24 years. I had the opportunity of working with wonderful students of all class, racial and gender backgrounds. I also taught a course, Class Matters, focusing on issues of class and […]

Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2013 to 2014 The Class […]

Listening sessions held to gather information on student mental health

Tufts’ Mental Health Task Force, formed by University President Anthony Monaco last semester, has begun to conduct listening sessions with student organizations to collect input on student mental health. The task force is charged with reviewing the state of mental health for students on all Tufts campuses, examining the successes and limitations of the university’s mental […]

Emory professor discusses legacy, causes of racial discrimination in United States

Carol Anderson, a civil rights activist and professor of African-American Studies at Emory University, spoke about her recent book “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,” at Breed Memorial Hall on Monday night. Approximately 130 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and university staff attended the talk, which was followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception. […]

‘Black Muslims in the Arts’ celebrates black Muslim identity and culture

On Saturday, black Muslim artists performed at “Black Muslims in the Arts,” an event dedicated to celebrating black Muslim art and identity, cosponsored by the Muslim Student Association and the Africana Center. Sophomores Muna Mohamed and Sara Arman coordinated the event as a way to honor and celebrate the art and lives of black Muslims during Black History Month. […]