CIVIC hosts debate on climate, cybersecurity, healthcare policies

Disclaimer: Aneurin Canham-Clyne is a columnist for the Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Tufts Cooperation and Innovation in Citizenship (CIVIC) hosted a debate between campus political groups on Oct. 25 at ASEAN Auditorium. With more than 70 people in attendance, representatives from the Tufts Democrats, Tufts Republicans and […]

Op-Ed: Tufts Democrats endorse on Massachusetts ballot questions

The Tufts Democrats met to discuss the three ballot questions for Massachusetts last week.  The first deals with patient limits for nurses, the second with campaign finance and the third with transgender rights. The following are our endorsements: Question 1: Yes Ballot question 1 limits the number of patients assigned to registered nurses in Massachusetts […]

Pollsters discuss upcoming midterm elections, youth voting trends

Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, and David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, shared insights on current trends in youth voting at a panel entitled “The Midterm Elections and the Youth Vote” on […]

Tufts Democrats, Republicans gear up for midterm elections

With Election Day less than two months away, Tufts Democrats and Tufts Republicans are ramping up various “get out the vote” initiatives for the 2018 midterms. Both groups said they see potential to promote engagement on campus in the upcoming midterms. According to Tufts Democrats co-President Cecilia Rodriguez, the midterms represent a vital opportunity to […]

Ahead of Thursday testimony, Bostonians attend vigil for Christine Blasey Ford

Nearly 200 people gathered outside of Boston City Hall on Monday night to participate in a vigil in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Several Tufts students were in attendance. The crowd consisted of sexual assault survivors, women’s rights advocates, students and organizers, all of whom were invited to […]

Pressley wins Democratic primary for Seventh Congressional District in historic upset

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated Rep. Michael Capuano in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ Seventh Congressional District, which comprises most of Boston and Cambridge and all of Somerville. The unseating of Capuano, a 10-term incumbent, paves the way for Pressley to become the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress. Capuano conceded the race early Tuesday evening. […]

In a Trump-centric election year, Tufts political groups look to focus on core issues

With a midterm election and multiple state races approaching, political groups at Tufts say they hope to transform students’ interest in politics into concrete action. This work is undoubtedly shaped by President Donald Trump, though student political activists note that the president is not their sole focus. At Tufts, which had an above-average rate of […]

Student political groups, medical students respond to recent gun violence

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. witnessed a mass shooting on Feb. 14 that left 17 victims dead. According to The Guardian, the loss of these victims makes the shooting among the deadliest school massacres in the United States. This sparked a variety of reactions from the Tufts community in the weeks following the […]

Students gain insight, get politically active by working on state, national campaigns

As American politics have evolved, political campaigns have become larger and more expensive. One aspect of campaigns that has expanded is the network of staffers, fellows and volunteers. According to a Dec. 31, 2015 Politico article, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign employed around 89,000 volunteers. This form of political participation is very present among Tufts undergraduates. […]

Tufts Democrats brings gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie to Tufts

Bob Massie, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, spoke at Tufts on Tuesday night at an event co-sponsored by Tufts Democrats and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. The event, held in the Terrace Room, was the third and final installment in the Tufts Democrats’ three-part 2018 Gubernatorial Series co-sponsored by Tisch College. The series has already […]