Student journalists hold conference on race and social justice in the media

Editor’s note: The Daily’s editorial board acknowledges that this article presents a conflict of interest, since the event being covered was hosted by members of the Daily. Members of the paper’s managing board did not discuss the reporting of this story with the writer, and this piece does not represent the Daily’s usual journalistic practices. Student journalists […]

Chris Rock’s Oscar monologue offers biting humor, incisive social commentary

With the controversy over the lack of black Academy Award nominees reaching a fever pitch in the past couple of weeks, Chris Rock’s host was an unknown quantity. Expectations for his opening monologue, which promised to be a brutal, unsparing take on the pressing #OscarsSoWhite issue, were running high. He didn’t disappoint. From his first joke, which […]

Faculty passes resolution instituting Indigenous People’s Day

The Arts and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) faculty voted yesterday afternoon in favor of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in the university’s academic calendars. The vote, which passed with one objection and two abstentions among approximately 60 faculty members, took place during yesterday’s AS&E faculty meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the Coolidge Room of Ballou Hall. This faculty vote, based on the Dec. […]

Why race and class matter at Friedman

“It is time to refocus, reinforce and repeat the message that health disparities exist and that health equity benefits everyone.” – Former Secretary, Health & Human Services Kathleen G. Sebelius  We as nutrition students are well aware of the research showing that race and socioeconomic status are responsible for significant health and nutrition disparities in the United States. Diabetes, […]

Reform the Oscars–and the Studios

One of the most anticipated events in cinema will take place in a little over a month. The Academy Awards this year include films like “The Revenant” (2015), “The Martian” (2015), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) and “Carol” (2015),  a familiar allotment of obscure and Oscar-hunting movies, with the crucial caveat that for a second […]

Tufts students join nationwide protests against campus racism

BREAKING: Tufts students walk out of classes for #StudentBlackOut. Follow for live #thethreepercent coverage. #TuftsWithTheThree — The Tufts Daily (@TuftsDaily) November 18, 2015 Approximately 200 Tufts students, many of whom walked out of classes, marched to Porter Square yesterday afternoon to demonstrate in solidarity with student protesters across the country who have been demanding that colleges do more to […]

Sorority recruitment numbers fluctuate amid increased diversity efforts

Sorority recruitment is experiencing an upward trend, with 310 potential new members going through recruitment this semester, according to Panhellenic Director of Recruitment Victoria Sengstack. But although recruitment is up, the total number of new members is down, with about 48 new members per sorority, making the average number of women in sororities now 161 per […]

Asian American Alliance launches #wearenotminor photo campaign

Tufts Asian American Alliance (AAA) last week launched a #wearenotminor photo campaign, a month-long initiative that aims to explore, celebrate and reflect upon the Asian American experience. The campaign seeks to provide a forum for Asian American students to explore and share their experiences — both positive and negative — on a university-wide and a nationwide level, according […]