Professors discuss resurgence of nationalism in Germany

Associate Professor of Religion Ken Garden and Assistant Professor of German Annie Pfeifer gave a joint talk titled “‘Wir schaffen das’?: Germany Three Years after the Refugee Crisis of 2015,” in front of a full crowd in the Olin Center’s Laminan Lounge on Monday. The talk explored Germany’s shifting political landscape as a result of the groundswell of […]


Campus events, TUPD counterterrorism training spark dialogue about immigration, undocumented persons

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series about how the Tufts and Medford/Somerville communities have rallied in support of undocumented immigrants and students. The first part has been posted online. Numerous events have been hosted on campus this past year to raise awareness regarding the experiences of immigrants with undocumented experiences. Tufts United […]


Work visas under Trump: Former, current Tufts employees discuss policy flux, application process

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on how changes in H-1B work visa policy under the Trump administration are affecting Tufts. The first part was published on March 28, and is posted online. Of the many policies that change from one presidential administration to the other, immigration is one that especially […]


Work visas under Trump: Senior International Officer Diana Chigas discusses H-1B visas for faculty, staff

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on how changes in H-1B work visa policy under the Trump administration are affecting Tufts. The second part was published on April 4, and is posted online. On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order called Buy American, Hire American. Part of this […]


Question-and-Answer: Alderman-at-Large Will Mbah on immigrant story, goals for Somerville

Will Mbah, an immigrant from Cameroon, was elected as Somerville Alderman-at-Large in November 2017. He campaigned on the promise that he would help ensure the welfare of the people of Somerville, in part by increasing affordable housing and responsible development. The Daily recently sat down with Mbah to discuss his motivations for serving on the Board of […]


Students with undocumented status share fears, calls for action

This is the second part of a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. All students and people mentioned in this article who have undocumented citizenship status are referred to by their first name only due to concerns for their safety. On Sept. 5, just hours after Tufts’ first day of classes began, Attorney General […]


Weekender: With his residency, artist Wen-ti Tsen reaches past the center

The Tufts University Art Gallery opened its new exhibition, “Home Town: Re-presenting Boston’s Chinatown as Place of People – Now and Then,” on Oct. 2 with works by Wen-ti Tsen. The artist — who was born in China, grew up in Europe and later moved to the United States — is the artist-in-residence for this semester through the […]


Tufts tackles fallout from Trump’s travel ban

University President Anthony Monaco said in a Jan. 29 email to the Tufts community that the university is committed to helping students impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order that restricts travel to the United States by nationals of seven Muslim-majority nations. University response to the order According to Senior International Officer and Associate Provost Diana Chigas, about 73 […]


Op-ed: Was it wrong to trust Obama?

When former President Obama was inaugurated as president, third-grade me was thrilled. He was the first black president and he was a Democrat, a fact that I didn’t know much about but that I knew pleased my parents, especially after eight years of George W. Bush’s presidency. He was also, especially to young me, much more […]


‘Billy on the Street’ pokes fun at celebrity culture

The season five premiere of “Billy on the Street” (2011-present) takes off with host/comedian Billy Eichner sprinting around the streets of New York alongside “Mad Men” (2007-2015) star Jon Hamm, asking people a fairly straightforward question: “Would you have a threesome with me and Jon Hamm?” The segment is hilarious, as many take the question […]


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