Jumbo Exchange: Political awareness

Time flies; I can’t believe it is already April — there are now only one and a half months left in my stay here in the States! It might not yet be the time to review my study abroad experience at Tufts, but these days I cannot help but look back a bit, wondering what […]


Fletcher alumnus Kingsley Moghalu campaigns for Nigerian presidency

Kingsley Moghalu (F ’92), senior fellow in The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Council on Emerging Market Enterprises, announced his campaign for the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria on Feb. 28. After 16 years of working for the United Nations and five years as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Moghalu was […]


Looking Out: Land Reform

For decades, one of the main policy priorities of leftists across the globe was land reform. Land was the principal mean of production, and agriculture the critical sector. It has fed a country, employed its people, drove its exports and, because of cotton, even formed the backbone of textile-driven industrialization. As left-wing parties campaigned in […]


Students gain insight, get politically active by working on state, national campaigns

As American politics have evolved, political campaigns have become larger and more expensive. One aspect of campaigns that has expanded is the network of staffers, fellows and volunteers. According to a Dec. 31, 2015 Politico article, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign employed around 89,000 volunteers. This form of political participation is very present among Tufts undergraduates. […]


The 617: Race for governor

In Massachusetts, the race for state governor has been in full swing for almost a year. Massachusetts has had a history of electing Republican governors. Of the state’s four most recently elected governors including Governor Charlie Baker, all but one — Deval Patrick — are Republican. Why? States don’t always like to practice what they preach. While Massachusetts citizens consistently […]


The 617: Why local politics matter

In the era of Trump-driven news cycles, everything else can seem to get swept under the rug. Local news stations constantly discuss Mueller’s Russia investigation or controversial tweets from President Trump. But there’s more to politics and news than the gossipy headlines from Washington, D.C. While the Russia investigation or tweets from the President may […]


Biden brings American Promise tour to Medford

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discussed his upbringing and values, and shared memories from his eight years in Barack Obama’s presidential administration, during an event at Medford’s Chevalier Theatre Thursday night. The event, which was moderated by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, was part of a nationwide speaking tour coinciding with […]


Op-Ed: Why We Lost

Editor’s Note: Aneurin Canham-Clyne is a former News Editor at the Tufts Daily. Over the past two years, the Tufts left has frequently lost when we ought to have won. Abolition of Greek life? An abject failure. The “Students Advocating for Students” free speech incident? It got national media coverage. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) resolutions? Passed, but […]


In defense of the butterfly effect: Not the last resort

Though perhaps counterintuitive given the university setting, it is true — student contact with professors, advisors or anyone in the administration can be as infrequent as one prefers. The scale of interaction changes depending on the individual student, but obligation remains low. Many aspects of university life are optional, and a lot of it seems superfluous (at […]


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