News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]

Sorority recruitment declared informal, sophomore-only this semester

Tufts Panhellenic Council (Panhel) and the Tufts administration have announced plans for informal sorority recruitment to take place in the spring and for formal sorority recruitment to take place next fall. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, but not first-years, are eligible for sorority recruitment, according to Erika Batiz and Celia Johnston, co-directors of recruitment for the Panhel. […]

University resolution sanctions Greek life organizations

A message released this morning has announced the results of the investigation into the Theta Delta Chi, Zeta Psi and Delta Upsilon fraternities, as well as the Chi Omega sorority, signaling the completion of the more-than-one-year-long investigation of nine Greek organizations at Tufts. Theta Delta Chi, also known as 123, will have its charter revoked […]

Transfer students navigate housing, academics, social scene

While many Tufts students can trace their time here back to first-year orientation, not all Jumbos started as first-years. Senior Renee LaMarche, sophomore Sophia Ginsburg, junior Gabriella de Maio, sophomore Margaret Edwards, junior Rachel Liu, sophomore Rafa Arms and sophomore Julia Pearl-Schwartz told the Daily about the challenges and joys of entering Tufts as transfer students. First Impressions: Orientation Week During Orientation Week, transfer […]

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 […]

Sisters drop Chi Omega sorority in protest of Greek system

Over the course of the fall semester, Chi Omega’s Chi Alpha chapter at Tufts saw the departure of a number of members, amidst criticism that Greek life is exclusionary. Nine of these sisters — Gabriela Bonfiglio, Claudia Mihm, Chelsea Hayashi, Meg Weck, Emily Sim, Lily Blumkin, Benya Kraus, Supriya Sanjay and Zoe Miller — then wrote an evocative […]

Off-Campus Explorations: Frozen Hoagies

Frozen Hoagies, located in Somerville’s Powder House Square, primarily serves ice cream, cookies and ice cream sandwiched between two cookies. Their desserts draw from a comprehensive and ever-changing list of ice cream and cookie flavors. The business venture began on July 4, 2011 as a food truck, according to Frozen Hoagies’ website. Between April 1 to Nov. 1, the […]

Two-hundred students accept sorority bids after formal recruitment

Two hundred students accepted bids following formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31. During the formal recruitment period, students attended Open Parties, a Philanthropy Night and a Preference Night consecutively before Bid Day, where they received a bid to one of the four Panhellenic sororities: Alpha Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega and Kappa Alpha […]

Chi Omega hosts new ‘X-Factor’ spring philanthropy event

 Chi Omega (Chi O) hosted its spring philanthropy event, X-Factor, in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Hall on Friday, April 17. From 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the sorority held a talent show and lip-syncing competition, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to the Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to their Facebook page. Chi Omega […]

Tufts seniors organize drive to collect feminine hygiene products

Seniors Annie Goodman, Kaley Leshem and Nora Fleming have worked together to organize a feminine hygiene products drive to collect tampons, pads and other menstrual care products for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. The drive, which is sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII), Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Lambda Pi Chi, Vitality, Strong Women Strong Girls and the Women’s Center, will run until April 27 […]