Editorial: Sensitivity is necessary when mandating instruction in diaspora cultures

Editor’s note: Since its publication, the Tufts Daily has retracted this editorial due to its conflation of identities and cultural gatekeeping. The Daily deeply regrets this error. A full apology can be found here.  Tufts University prides itself on diversity, and when it comes to classes in non-Western cultures, the university does remarkably well about hiring instructors with […]

R.E.A.L. Talk: Second chances are not a guarantee

As summer starts, students are leaving campus to plan their futures. Many will find summer jobs and internships, and they will return to their studies here at Tufts in September. Some will travel and take advantage of the time away from school. Many, like myself, will be graduating and starting a new chapter of our lives. […]

The Tuftonian Dream: Constant energy

When you were young, you maybe had a dream. You were going to fly to the moon, pass EC 5, cure cancer. Then, you grew up. You cut your hair, chose your major, changed your outlook. You changed a lot, but did you change your dream? Last summer, sophomore Sana Ahmed returned home to Los […]

Tufts Creatives: The student becomes the master

For many of us, dancing is an activity we dare not attempt, lest we somehow manage to dislocate all of our joints and break every bone in our bodies. However, for an experienced ballerina like first-year Elizabeth Gleeson, dance is more than an activity or even an art: It’s a lifestyle. In fact, Elizabeth has expressed […]

Share the love (of science)

As a wide-eyed freshman battling my way through Bio 14, I was quick to find fault in nearly every aspect of the course. The lecture slides were confusing and poorly organized. The clicker questions required logical leaps that I wasn’t comfortable taking. And the exams. Oh, those Bio 14 exams. My frustration deepened over the […]