Q&A: Sarah Luna, newly-hired professor of anthropology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies

Sarah Luna, the first-ever Kathryn A. McCarthy, J45, AG46, Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies, is one of the 35 newly-hired professors in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering who arrived at Tufts this fall. Luna, whose research focuses on sex work, migration and borders, and race and ethnicity, sat down with the Daily […]

Q&A: Jeffrey Foster, newly-hired professor of computer science

This fall, Tufts welcomed a group of new professors spanning a wide range of departments, experiences and backgrounds including 27 new professors in 14 different departments within the School of Arts and Sciences and eight professors across five departments within the School of Engineering. Jeffrey Foster is a new professor of computer science in the […]

Art and augmented reality: Q&A with Cuseum founder Brendan Ciecko

On March 18, 1990, 13 highly valuable paintings were stolen from the frames of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in what remains the largest unsolved art theft in history. While the paintings still remain at large, Boston museum tech company Cuseum has offered an interesting fix using augmented reality technology. In a project called […]

Q&A: Professor Jeffrey Berry talks about partisan politics and government shutdowns

Jeffrey Berry is the John Richard Skuse Professor of political science at Tufts. He focuses on urban government, American politics, media and nonprofits. Berry spoke to the Daily on the recent government shutdown, as well as on how the current trend of partisanship and gridlock in Congress has been growing since the 1960s. The Tufts […]

A conversation with new director of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, Sabina Vaught

Dr. Sabina Vaught is the newly appointed director of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program at Tufts. She is also the interim chair of the Department of Education, and co-chair of the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, an intercollegiate program based at MIT. She spoke with the Daily about her plans for the […]

David Gregory discusses upcoming Tufts course, changing media landscape, political campaigns

David Gregory, the political journalist best known for his work on NBC’s “Meet the Press” (1947 – present)  and CNN’s New Day (2013 – present) will be teaching a political science course at Tufts next fall about the race to the White House in the modern media environment. He spoke with the Daily about his plans for […]

Q&A: Professor Keren Ladin discusses recently published study about organ donor designation

Keren Ladin, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, recently published a study in the “Milbank Quarterly,” a health and public policy journal. Ladin, who has been researching organ donations since 2007,  finds that social capital — which, according to the Harvard Kennedy School, refers to the “specific benefits […]

Q&A: Christopher Rossi, assistant dean of student affairs, on his new position

Christopher Rossi officially began his new role as assistant dean of student affairs on June 1. In his new role, Rossi concentrates on connecting with first-year students in order to assist them in their adjustment to college life. Prior to beginning work at Tufts, Rossi worked both as the assistant director of residential life at Bowdoin College […]