Lee and Miller announce campaigns for TCU President

All students will have the opportunity to cast their votes for next year’s Tufts Community Union (TCU) president this Thursday. This year, the two candidates are juniors Shannon Lee and Philip Miller. They were nominated by TCU senators in a meeting on Thursday, April 18. Lee has served as a Class of 2020 senator for […]


Alumni Q&A: Ioannis Miaoulis, Part I

The Alumni Series aims to create a diverse collection of experiences at Tufts through highlighting notable alumni. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis (E ’83, AG ’86, EG ’87) has had a long and distinguished association with Tufts: six years as a bachelor’s, master’s, then doctoral student, […]


Buttigieg draws hundreds at latest New Hampshire rally

Early Democratic presidential campaigner Pete Buttigieg rallied primary voters last Friday night, speaking before hundreds at his latest New Hampshire stop, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H. The South Bend, Ind. mayor has not yet officially entered the race for the Democratic nomination, but that mattered little to the supporters and attendees who […]


Point-Counterpoint: “Not my President”

In defense of “Not my President:” In the widespread protests that spanned the globe following the election of President Trump, the resounding cry of resistance to the new American president echoed worldwide. Throughout the United States, millions took to the streets after Election Day and after the inauguration, many of them united by the slogan, “Not my President.” […]


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 […]


Donald Trump inaugurated as 45th president

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States last Friday at noon, on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. His inauguration was the first time a total political outsider, who has never served in public office or the military, assumed the nation’s highest office. The number of people […]


Editorial: Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon signals power to alt-right

There have been two conflicting stories brewing in the week since Donald Trump shocked the world by winning the general election. The first story has revolved around Trump’s encouraging  suggestions that he may ease back on some of his more extreme proposals, mentioning in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that he would be […]


The Arena: The Democratic blues

Who would’ve thought it would be the Democrats in such disarray after these elections? Coming into Tuesday’s elections, the talking heads (and your favorite columnist) were predicting the inevitable schism of the Republican Party. Instead, we have a president-elect who has never held office and a Democratic Party on the ropes. There is no two […]


Point-Counterpoint: Protesting the president

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on recent protests against the Trump presidency.  The case for protesting  After the presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by […]


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