Letter to the Editor

I agree with much of the Daily’s editorial, “Greek Life transparency a vital change of pace.” It is necessary and important that the University is straightforward with its student body, that it explains what is happening and what actions it is taking to combat toxic and violent behaviors and histories. However, where I disagree with […]

Greek life in review: Students, administration evaluate the system

The past academic year has been a turbulent one for the fate of Greek life on campus. Amidst reports of hazing and discrimination, many have called for the Greek life system to be disbanded, while others have defended its presence on campus and suggested internal reform. In November 2016, rising senior Ben Kesslen detailed his experience with hazing and […]

Students protest Greek life, spread awareness of alternatives

Coordinated recruitment for two Tufts sororities — Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) and Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) — began this week, after the suspension of recruitment for all Greek life organizations was lifted. During the week’s recruitment events, some students gathered to protest Greek life as an institution and promote alternative social spaces. The week’s events began on Tuesday […]

Student initiative looks to make Tufts a tobacco-free campus

Members of Tufts Tobacco Free, a student initiative four years in the making that seeks to eliminate smoking on the Medford/Somerville campus, are beginning to take the next steps to implement their proposed policy by seeking feedback from the student body. According to organizers, the policy would be rolled out over the course of several years. The group […]

Panhellenic Council suspends organized events with fraternities, sports teams

Tufts Panhellenic Council, the organization representing Panhellenic sororities at Tufts, published a statement denouncing the “hyper-masculinity and structural misogyny” of Tufts fraternities, indefinitely suspending organized events between sororities and fraternities and sports teams until a list of demands were met. The Panhellenic Council’s statement was written largely in response to a Nov. 7 Opinion piece in […]

TCU Senate delivers updates at weekly meeting

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held its weekly meeting in the Sophia Gordon Hall Multipurpose Room to discuss the current state of TCU as well as to discuss supplementary funding requests from several student groups. TCU President Gauri Seth opened the meeting with her State of the TCU speech, in which she discussed the Tufts community as a whole […]