Senior Profile: Parker Breza

Since his early days growing up just outside of Minneapolis, Minn., senior Parker Breza has had a passion for student activism. “I had been pretty active in high school around issues of social justice, and I knew that it was something I wanted to do in college as well,” Breza said. Breza saw that the […]


Controversial incidents prompt student outcry, administration response

After a series of incidents across campus, including eggings and vandalism, stoked controversy among students, senior administration officials responded in a campus-wide email last Friday outlining their support for an accepting campus culture. The incidents mentioned in the email, titled “Affirming our Values and Support for Students,” included a series of eggings that took place […]


TCU Senate votes to allocate $5,000 to ‘SLUSH Fund’ for student projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss the Senate-led project Students Lifting Up the Spirit of the Herd (SLUSH) Fund, hear a resolution calling for divesting from the firearms industry and consider Allocations Board (ALBO) funding appeals and requests. The Senate heard a supplementary funding request for […]


Op-Ed: Statement in support of CST-0094, Professor Thomas Abowd and Palestine Studies and Colonialism Studies

Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) unequivocally supports Professor Thomas Abowd and all professors teaching curriculum relating to justice in and for Palestine. The hostile environment towards Palestine and Palestinians at Tufts and other schools threatens the academic freedom and inclusive community that a university strives to foster. Professor Abowd’s course offers a unique […]


TCU Senate discusses financial year 2019 budget, votes to pay its members

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in Sophia Gordon Multi-purpose room to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2019 (FY 19) and to hear a resolution about tuition hikes and updates on Spring Fling logistics. In the context of discussing budgeting, the senate voted to give an additional $8,500 to 15 people serving positions […]


Op-Ed: TUPD brings ‘Deadly Exchange’ to Tufts

The predictable silence of a quiet street at two o’clock in the morning was broken when an armored SWAT vehicle arrived on the block. Without a search warrant, the SWAT team broke into a house, threw flash grenades into a child’s playpen, and changed a family’s life forever. This story from Cornelia, Georgia repeats itself […]


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 […]


Op-Ed: A Conversation to continue

“Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m a newly elected freshmen representative on TCU Senate.” To which they usually respond, “Don’t even get me started, have you heard what happened last year?” It seems to me Senate’s identity on campus has become synonymous with one resolution, and as shocking as that is for a naive, excited first […]


Op-ed: On dialogue

We, the members of Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), write to update the Tufts community on our campaign to divest from companies complicit in the Israeli occupation. After successfully passing our resolution through the Tufts Community Union Senate on a 17-6-8 vote, we continue to pressure the Board of Trustees into action, namely divestment […]


Activism at Tufts: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editor’s Notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Part I Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a 5-day hunger strike to protest the university’s plans to lay off […]


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