News roundup: top stories from last year

The 2016-2017 academic year was eventful at Tufts University, with everything from tension on campus in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election to shakeups in the Greek life system. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill from last year. September Tufts Student Services released the Tufts Mobile app in collaboration with Tufts Technology Services […]


Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2013 to 2014 The Class […]


Greek life in review: Students, administration evaluate the system

The past academic year has been a turbulent one for the fate of Greek life on campus. Amidst reports of hazing and discrimination, many have called for the Greek life system to be disbanded, while others have defended its presence on campus and suggested internal reform. In November 2016, rising senior Ben Kesslen detailed his experience with hazing and […]


TCU Senate hears five resolutions, passes four this semester

Over the past semester, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate has discussed multiple contentious resolutions and implemented several senator-initiated projects, in addition to Senate’s ongoing budgetary responsibilities. Next year’s TCU president will be Benya Kraus, a rising senior who won an uncontested election on April 26. Following that election, internal elections were held to select next year’s […]


Editorial: The decision on Greek life and why transparency matters

As the semester comes to an end, the future of one important institution on campus still remains uncertain: Greek life. One potential reason the issue has not been resolved is a lack of pressure on the people responsible for making the decision, perhaps because many students do not know who has the power to determine Greek life’s future. One […]


Editorial: ResLife staffing problems require reform

Greek life is only one of many aspects of student life being examined by the Student Life Review Committee. Other facets of student life, including residential strategy and experience at Tufts, are also under examination. The Office of Residential Life and Learning’s (ResLife) bungling of their Sophomore Survey — the same editable Google Docs document was sent to the entire […]


Four Greek life organizations regain ability to recruit new members

Four Greek life organizations on the Tufts campus are eligible to begin new member recruitment processes this semester, according to a Feb. 2 email sent out by several Tufts administrators. According to Jack Friend, president of Tufts’ Interfraternity Council (IFC), the two fraternities accepting new members this semester are ATO of Massachusetts and the Omicron chapter of […]


Editorial: Student Life Review Committee lacks representation

The Tufts administration has been attempting to assess and reform social life on campus amid the recent controversy surrounding Greek life. University President Anthony Monaco recently called for the formation of the Student Life Review Committee to address social issues at Tufts. Although the creation of the group itself is a positive step in fostering dialogue and […]


TCU Senate discusses tobacco-free campus proposal, supplementary funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and hear a proposal to make Tufts a tobacco-free campus. The first order of business was a proposal for a tobacco-free campus. It was brought forward by a group of community health majors, most of whom were […]


TCU Senate discusses supplementary funding, committee updates

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met yesterday afternoon in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and general updates. Benya Kraus, diversity and community affairs officer, started the meeting with project updates from the Culture, Ethnicity, Community Affairs (CECA) Committee, which she chairs. Members are looking at sexual assault training during pre-orientation and […]


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