Editorial: 2019–20 in review

As the 2019–20 academic year comes to a close, we recognize the change, passion and advocacy of our community’s responses. The Daily seeks to reflect this spirit throughout its pages and specifically within the Opinion section. We aim to capture the vibrant conversations and important issues on our campus, painting a comprehensive picture of how […]

Editorial: Welcome back, Jumbos

Winter break has come to a close, and the semester has started; you all have new memories to share, stories to be told and much to give to our campus. We at the Tufts Daily feel similarly about this new chapter; we too have stories to keep sharing and discussions to start about the important […]

Editorial: New Year’s resolutions for Tufts, part 2

Today, we continue our two-part editorial suggesting New Year’s resolutions for our university to adopt. By addressing institutional issues that affect us every day, Tufts can become a more inclusive, fair and accessible community. Tufts, these should be your goals for 2020: Support Medford and Somerville communities through higher PILOT payments Tufts must address its […]

Editorial: If Supreme Court won’t protect DACA, Tufts must lobby Mass. legislature to protect undocumented students

The Obama administration established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 as a means of addressing immigration in the United States. DACA delays the deportation of those who immigrated to the U.S. before the age of 16, and it makes immigrants eligible for work permits. As of September 2017, approximately 700,000 individuals […]

Editorial: The Daily stands with the Crimson in defending factual, ethical journalism

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this editorial, the Daily’s Managing Board has reviewed its content and context. This editorial, which was intended to affirm the Daily’s commitment to journalistic practices, was not given the time and attention required for a subject as sensitive as Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s role on a university campus and […]

Editorial: If Tufts is committed to SMFA, shuttle service must meet needs of dual-degree students

Last year, Tufts added three new shuttles to expand the transportation offerings between the Medford/Somerville and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) campuses. Despite this being a good step to increase the integration of our campuses, there is still much potential for improvement. Currently, shuttles run from morning to night on Mondays through […]

Editorial: Install radar speed signs on College Avenue and Boston Avenue

Most students on Tufts campus are aware that when they cross the street, they’re likely to get honked at and perhaps experience a near miss with a speeding car. At intersections throughout Medford and Somerville and across our campus, including one of the busiest intersections, the Boston Avenue and College Avenue crossing between the Memorial […]

Editorial: FlixBus should be a wakeup call to aid students in accessing affordable transport

Transportation costs, especially during the holidays, can be difficult for college students to afford. At Tufts, with so many students hailing from beyond the Greater Boston area, these costs can mount rapidly as transportation companies hike up prices during peak seasons. Recently, the private affordable bus company FlixBus made Tufts a stop on its Boston […]

Editorial: It’s time for Tufts to subsidize laundry costs

College is expensive. Tuition costs are rising, textbook prices are through the roof, and living costs are not cheap. On top of these expenses, Tufts students are also expected to pay for their laundry while living on campus. While covering the already staggering costs of college, students should not have to worry about additional à […]