Op-Ed: After 13 white male deans, Fletcher students say ‘it’s time’

Editor’s note: The Daily obtained the letter printed below in a Sept. 10 email to the university administration from the six individuals identified as the organizers of the effort. Immediately after Admiral James Stavridis’ announcement that he would step down as dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Sophie Pouget (F ’18) posted […]

Women’s Center initiates POC Circles for students of all gender identities

The Tufts Women’s Center has initiated biweekly POC Circles, which are dedicated to “community care, solidarity and intentional coalition building” for people of color, according to their first Facebook event.  The first POC Circle was hosted on Sept. 14 at the Women’s Center and will meet every other Thursday. The Circles, created by seniors Made Bacchus and Natasha Karunaratne and graduate assistant Koko […]

Tufts senior produces show bringing forgotten Asian-American actress to life

Written and directed by graduating senior Cinthia Chen, “Anna May Wong: The Actress Who Died a Thousand Deaths” comments on racial issues in Hollywood and tells the story of Asian-American actress Anna May Wong. The show was produced as an International Literary and Visual Studies senior thesis, in collaboration with Film and Media Studies and the Department […]

Mind the Gap: Mixed-race mindset

Most strangers who pass me on the street think I’m white. I don’t blame them for this, as I’m pale as hell. I got some sort of mid-point of my parents’ genes: my obviously brown father and my paper-white mom, his black hair and her light brown, her 5-foot-7-inches and his 6-foot-4-inches. Growing up, I […]

Inter Greek Council takes First steps toward Greek life anti-racism task force

The Inter-Greek Council (IGC) is working with the LGBT Center, the Chief Diversity Officer and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to create a Greek Life Anti-Racism task force, according to Christin Mujica, IGC vice president of community engagement. Each Greek organization at Tufts is required to send two representatives to participate on the […]

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 […]

Jose Antonio Vargas questions national identity in discussion of social change

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke to an audience filled with Tufts and Boston area college and high school students on Thursday during “Activism and Social Change: An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas,” co-sponsored by the Social Justice Leadership Initiative, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and the Dean of Student Affairs. In his speech, Vargas, […]