Alumni Q&A: Amy Spitalnick Part II

Editor’s note: This is a continuation of a two-part Q&A. The first part was published in yesterday’s issue and can be accessed here.  The Alumni Series aims to create a diverse collection of experiences at Tufts through highlighting notable alumni. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. The Tufts Daily (TD): What did you […]

Senior Profile: Lorenza Ramirez pursues career in political organizing

In fall 2014, graduating senior Lorenza Ramirez arrived at Tufts as the first in her family to attend college. She has not slowed down ever since. While at Tufts, Ramirez has taken classes in three separate languages, interned at the Pentagon, worked multiple part-time jobs simultaneously and graduated a semester early to work full-time on Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s […]

Tufts announces new Brighter World fundraising campaign

Tufts officially announced the public phase of Brighter World: The Campaign for Tufts, which is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the school’s history, according to a press release published today. Through Brighter World, Tufts is seeking to raise $1.5 billion. The campaign marked the beginning of its public phase with a celebration on Saturday […]

Editorial: Reflections on 2016

To say that 2016 has been a turbulent year at Tufts is an understatement. Following the unforeseen results of the presidential election, controversies surrounding Greek life, a divisive free speech resolution and the tragic passing away of one of our very own professors, in many respects, 2016 was disheartening at the very least. And yet, despite […]

Point-Counterpoint: Protesting the president

‘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 recent protests against the Trump presidency.  The case for protesting  After the presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by […]

The Arena: Democracy in America

During its time at Tufts, this year’s graduating class got to witness some pretty cool events. Tufts had its snowiest winter ever, and President Monaco sledded down the President’s Lawn. The Sox won yet another World Series and the Patriots won yet another Superbowl (#FreeBrady). The Commonwealth of Massachusetts elected a new governor. But the […]

David Gregory discusses upcoming Tufts course, changing media landscape, political campaigns

David Gregory, the political journalist best known for his work on NBC’s “Meet the Press” (1947 – present)  and CNN’s New Day (2013 – present) will be teaching a political science course at Tufts next fall about the race to the White House in the modern media environment. He spoke with the Daily about his plans for […]

Earth On Fire: Follow the money

Tensions flared between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a Greenpeace activist at a campaign rally last week. The paid organizer, Eva Resnick-Day, pressed Secretary Clinton to “act on your words and reject fossil fuel money in the future in your campaign.” Suffice it to say, the secretary did not react kindly to this […]

David Gregory to teach course on politics, media in fall semester

This coming fall, television journalist David Gregory will teach a seminar course focusing on the intersections between political campaigns and the media. Tisch College will bring Gregory, who served as NBC’s former chief White House correspondent during George W. Bush’s presidency and former “Meet the Press” moderator, to teach a course entitled “Race for the White House in a Modern Media Environment.” The seminar will be […]