Eitan Hersh shares research, insights into political activism

Eitan Hersh, a professor of political science and civic studies at Tufts University, focuses his research on civic participation and American politics. Hersh published a new book in January, “Politics is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change” (2020). He has also recently worked on a study on […]

Editorial: Tufts must continue trend of empathy for students in face of new academic challenges

Since the university’s March 10 decision to suspend in-person classes for the remainder of the semester, our community dispersed across the globe to commence online learning. As a result, our academic and social environments immensely changed, thus requiring rapid adaptations from students, faculty and the administration. As our community enters the final month of classes, […]

Tufts Health Service transitions to telemedicine, continues COVID-19 testing

Tufts Health Service will conduct outpatient visits through telemedicine indefinitely and implement new procedures for handling and testing potential COVID-19 patients to protect the safety of patients and clinicians from the spread of the coronavirus.  The policy was implemented on March 23 after being announced by Executive Vice President Mike Howard in a March 20 […]

Shades of Gray: Joking ethically

I am a wholehearted believer in absurd, even morbid humor. As someone who’s experienced a fair amount of tragedy and death, I know as well as anyone that humor is perhaps the best antidepressant available to us, especially as college students — it is certainly far cheaper and more accessible than actual therapy — and […]

Following opposition to virtual ceremony, Tufts to reschedule Commencement

In an abrupt departure from the administration’s previous decision, University President Anthony Monaco announced that an in-person commencement will be postponed until the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. The Tufts community initially received an email on March 26 notifying members of the Class of 2020 that commencement would only take place virtually this year, […]

Arts faculty innovate in wake of transition to remote learning, miss community of in-person classes

From drawing to dance, theatre to music, the arts play an important role in the Tufts community. In addition to student clubs and performance groups, Tufts offers students a space to explore, grow and express themselves artistically through formal instruction. However, the recent transition to remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted arts […]

Editorial: Tufts must reflect on past and future needs of international students amidst crises

On the evening of March 10, our student body received an email that outlined the university’s response to the spread of COVID-19. However necessary, this action decimated the normalcy of college life, giving students living on campus only six days to pack their belongings and move out of their homes; with changing travel restrictions and […]

Research, teaching assistants continue work as university suspends on-campus research

The Tufts research community has suspended all nonessential on-campus research activities in accordance with new guidelines outlined in a March 19 email from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) as of March 20 at 5 p.m. The new measures have been taken in a concerted effort to minimize opportunities for transmission of […]

Op-ed: Tufts can do better than virtual commencement

Disclaimer: Hannah Kahn is a former executive opinion editor and executive audio editor at the Daily. We knew that our in-person graduation was not going to happen on May 17 as planned. I, along with the fellow members of the Class of 2020, have known that pretty much since the university informed us that classes […]

‘We’re trying to catch up’: Governments enforce strict regulations on communities as COVID-19 worsens

City and county officials throughout the U.S. lead the response to COVID-19, enacting stricter measures as the total number of cases increases As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, local governments have taken drastic measures in an attempt to contain the virus. Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone says municipalities and states have two tools at […]