Alumni Q&A: Geoff Edgers

The Alumni Series aims to create a diverse collection of experiences at Tufts through highlighting notable alumni. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Geoff Edgers graduated from Tufts in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He is currently the national Arts reporter for The Washington Post and host of […]

Alumnae Series: Jim Kaklamanos

The Alumnae Series aims to create a diverse collection of experiences at Tufts through highlighting notable alumnae. The Daily spoke with Jim Kaklamanos, who is a triple Jumbo, having received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate from the School of Engineering in 2008, 2010 and 2012, respectively. Kaklamanos is currently an associate professor at Merrimack College […]

‘Grown-ish’ writer and Tufts alumna Kara Brown on inclusivity in TV, making it as a creator

Kara Brown’s (LA ’11) path to being one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in arts and entertainment was not a straight and narrow one. But, when talking with Brown, it is hard to ignore her drive and ambition, and the one thing that drove the now 29-year-old into doing exactly what she had hoped […]

The power of storytelling: A conversation with Alisha Guffey

With the 2011 repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, many assumed the military would become more inclusive and that somehow all the past issues would fade away. According to the Williams Institute report from May 2010, at least 70,000 members of the U.S. military are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Additionally, about 15,500 members are […]

Senior Profile: Tafari Duncan

Tafari Duncan, an engineering student majoring in computer science from Hartford, Conn., has always put a lot on his own plate. “I’ve involved myself in everything I could juggle,” Duncan said. “When I was graduating high school … I remember multiple teachers came up to me and said, ‘Tafari, you can’t be this involved in college […]

Tufts alumni featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Two Tufts alumni, Jake Dell (LA ’09) and Alex Schmider (LA ’13), were featured as part of Forbes Magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the categories of Food & Drink and Media. Schmider, who graduated from Tufts with a degree in psychology and a minor in communications and media studies (CMS), is a senior strategist […]

Tufts alum receives Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded President of Colombia and Former Fletcher Fulbright Scholar Juan Manuel Santos the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 on Oct. 7. Santos was awarded the prize for his efforts to end the country’s civil war. “The president himself has made it clear that he will continue to work for peace right […]

theSkimm co-founders share stories, lessons at Alumni Lecture

Approximately 160 alumni, students, faculty and community members gathered at the Breed Memorial Hall yesterday evening to attend the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series event, featuring theSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg (LA ’08) and Carly Zakin.  Weisberg and Zakin discussed media company theSkimm’s growth since its days as a start-up, as well as their own experiences as liberal […]

Alum calls for Asian-American representation in Hollywood with #StarringJohnCho campaign

In a “Friends” (1994-2004)–like setting, a group of freshly-commenced graduates gathers in a Manhattan apartment, laughing about a recently botched date with one of the characters, Deb. The plotline repeats a familiar tune. Another character, Chris, complains to his friends about how he is going to tell his parents he’s dating a girl they won’t approve […]