Editorial: Hate on our doorstep

Saturday’s Straight Pride Parade, hosted by a group of far-right agitators called Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), was controversial, hateful and grim. Led by John Hugo and Mark Sahady, both from Boston, SHFA announced plans for the parade in June, shortly before Boston’s annual Pride Parade. SHFA continued to court controversy over the summer by […]


PILOT negotiating committee holds community update

Community members, students and members of Tufts Housing League (THL) attended an April 16 meeting held by the team negotiating a new partnership agreement between Tufts and Somerville. The meeting occurred in the Tufts Administration Building. Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Ward 7 alderwoman Katjana Ballantyne, who are on the negotiating committee, led the meeting. […]


Amazon announces expansion into Medford

Retail giant Amazon will continue its investment in the Boston area by opening a new office space in Medford. The company announced plans to move into a 50,000-square-foot facility near Wellington Station on the Orange Line, which is roughly two miles east of Tufts campus, this spring. An Amazon spokesperson told the Daily that this […]


First offshore wind energy engineering master’s program in US introduced at Tufts

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will introduce a new master’s program in offshore wind energy engineering in the fall. This three-semester program is the first of its kind in the U.S., according to TuftsNow. According to the official M.S. program page, the goal of the program is to provide students with “world-class training in wind policy, […]


Editorial: A response to the President’s letter on the Sackler family

How many people have to die before Tufts cuts ties with the Sackler family? Is 50,000 nationwide too many? How about 2,000 in Massachusetts? Seventeen in Medford? Sixteen in Somerville? President Monaco’s email stated that Tufts will investigate whether “we adhered to our policies and if our policies adopted best practices with respect to academic and research integrity […]


Op-Ed: From nightmare neighbor to courteous campus: the fight for a fair PILOT

It’s widely accepted that Tufts students live in something of a bubble — between homework, midterms, clubs, sports, internships or jobs, it’s easy to forget that a whole world exists beyond our idyllic life on the hill. But Tufts is, in fact, part of a larger ecosystem, affecting our Medford and Somerville neighbors and the […]


Alumni Q&A: Wilnelia Rivera Part I

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. Wilnelia Rivera (LA ’04, AG ’13) graduated Tufts with a double major in international relations and women’s studies, now known as women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. She returned […]


Somerville groups push for more payments from Tufts

As Tufts and Somerville negotiate a new partnership agreement, activists are pressuring the university to offer more robust financial contributions to its host communities. Two dozen community, labor and student groups signed a letter urging University President Anthony Monaco to “bargain in good faith” with Somerville. Tufts’ partnership agreements with both Medford and Somerville — which include […]


SMFA Beacon Street will house only first-years in 2019–2020 academic year

The Beacon Street residence halls at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts are scheduled to accommodate only incoming first-years for the 2019–2020 academic year, according to Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) is working to provide alternative living accommodations for rising sophomores, according to Hartman. The SMFA […]


Anti-Bostonian: Is Matt Damon the face of Boston basketball?

Columnist’s note: The last article in this mini-series delved into what the beginning of spring means for the Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry. This week tackles another New York-versus-Boston dichotomy but in regards to the hardwood. We should turn our attention on this winter and spring juncture to explore another cleavage between everyone’s favorite two northeastern […]


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