News roundup: top stories from last year

The 2016-2017 academic year was eventful at Tufts University, with everything from tension on campus in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election to shakeups in the Greek life system. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill from last year. September Tufts Student Services released the Tufts Mobile app in collaboration with Tufts Technology Services […]

Tufts Labor Coalition holds rally, raises awareness for janitors’ contract negotiations

Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) held a welcome-back rally on Matriculation Day to introduce incoming first-years, visiting parents and returning students to their ongoing fight for better working conditions and compensation for Tufts janitors. At the rally, students and custodial workers listed their demands for an upcoming labor contract currently being negotiated between C&W Services– a contractor hired by […]

Letter from the editor to the Class of 2020

On behalf of the masthead of the Tufts Daily, I would like to welcome you to the Hill for the next, and perhaps biggest, adventure of your life. While some of you just landed in Boston today, some of you are still probably trying to rid yourselves of a Wilderness stench six showers later. Whether you participated in […]

A comprehensive guide to Tufts, from A-Z

Welcome to Tufts! You’re now part of a community with enough terms, traditions and inside jokes to warrant a small dictionary. Below is the SparkNotes version, a primer for new Jumbos. AcornHead: Created by artist Leslie Fry, the “Colossal AcornHead” came to Tufts in 2012 and was the first public sculpture installed on the Medford/Somerville campus. It represents a special connection […]

Welcome to Tufts, Class of 2020

Welcome to Tufts, Class of 2020! My name is Gauri Seth and I have the privilege of serving as your Tufts Community Union (TCU) President this academic year. I want to officially welcome you to the Tufts community on behalf of everyone here on the Hill. Amidst all the craziness of moving in, attempting to learn […]

Record Early Decision pool marks continued pattern of selectivity

Tufts admitted 530 students from the first round of its Early Decision (ED) Program into the Class of 2019 on Dec. 15 after receiving a record-breaking number of ED applications this fall. According to Director of Admissions Lee Coffin, this year’s first ED round saw a six percent growth in applications from the Class of 2018’s ED application pool, which was 10 […]