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The Tufts Daily
Where you read it first | Wednesday, September 27, 2023

About Us

Who We Are

The Tufts Daily is the entirely student-run newspaper of record at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. An editorially and financially independent organization, the Daily’s staff of more than 100 covers news, features, arts and sports on Tufts’ four campuses and in its host communities. The Daily’s editorial board and columnists provide opinions and commentary alongside op-eds submitted by readers and members of the Tufts community. In recent years, the Daily has also expanded into multimedia, including podcasts and video journalism.

Executive Board Spring 2023

Founded in 1980, the Daily publishes new content every weekday and distributes a print edition weekly during the academic year. All of the Daily’s coverage can be found on its consistently updated website devoted to upholding its motto: “Where you read it first.”

Many alumni of the Daily have gone on to lead successful careers in journalism and other industries, including: Patrick Healy, deputy opinion editor at The New York Times; Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay; Geoff Edgers, national arts reporter for The Washington Post; Karen Israel, producer for Dateline NBC; David Kramer, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Bob Goodman, senior vice president for product experience at Virgin Pulse; Elizabeth Landers, chief political correspondent for VICE News; and many others.

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Managing Board - Fall 2023



Aaron Gruen - Editor in Chief

Aaron’s career at the Daily began during his first year at Tufts, when he served as a staff writer and photographer. Since then, he has served as Executive News Editor and written for the investigative section. Today, along with overseeing the paper’s editorial, production and business departments, Aaron works to foster an inclusive community within the newsroom and engages discussions around journalistic fairness.

Aaron is a junior from Weston, Conn. studying political science. Outside the newsroom, Aaron can be found baking pastries, snapping photos or filling out a crossword. He can be reached at


Henry Chandonnet - Managing Editor

Henry is a junior at Tufts, currently celebrating his fifth semester at the Daily. Starting as an Arts and Pop Culture writer, Henry has written reviews, features, columns and dozens of news items. Last semester, he served as the Executive Arts Editor, curating the semester’s print and digital content. In that position, Henry founded the Daily’s arts podcast, Media Diet, and sparked new video content. A double major in English and Economics, Henry also works as a Speaker Coach for TedxTufts. He has worked professionally in media, holding past internships at PEOPLE Magazine, V Magazine, and Everyday Wealth Radio. When not typing furiously at his keyboard, you can find him binging various Bravo shows, adding to his far-too-big candle collection, or crushing at Oscars trivia (he’s very competitive). He can be reached at


Kaitlyn Wells - Managing Editor

Kaitlyn is delighted to be serving as one of the Daily's managing editors this fall. She gravitated to the Daily during her first semester at Tufts, starting as a copywriter and features staff writer. Aside from brief forays with the newsletter and paper distribution, she has spent most of her time at the Daily crafting long-form journalism with the features team, for which she served as executive editor. Kaitlyn sees the Daily as a lively space for curiosity and connection.

Now a junior at Tufts, Kaitlyn is double majoring in international relations and biopsychology. She loves anything sweet, staying active, and the hilarious way that cows chew their food. She can be reached at

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Julia Carpi - Associate Editor

Julia is beginning her fifth semester at the Daily and is super excited to serve as an associate editor this fall. She decided to become involved in the Daily as a way to explore nonfiction video making in a more formal context. She has previously served as Executive Video Editor and has spent most of her time at the paper focusing on the intersection between traditional written-form news and multimedia journalsim. Julia is from New Canaan, Connecticut and is currently studying International Relations and Film and Media Studies. When she’s not in the office, she’s busy reading on prez lawn, searching for the perfect cup of coffee in Boston, and watching movies at the Somerville Theatre. You can reach her at


Caroline Vandis - Associate Editor

Caroline is celebrating her sixth semester at the Daily after joining her freshman year as a Copy Editor. She has also served as Executive Social Media Editor and as a member of the Daily’s Intentionality and Inclusivity Committee. 

Caroline is a senior from Westport, Connecticut studying Political Science and Urban Studies. Apart from her work at the Daily, Caroline serves on the Experimental College Board and the TCU Judiciary. In her free time, you can find her discussing the Bachelorette, giving life advice and engineering incredible group dynamics. She can be reached at


Olivia White - Production Director

Olivia is beginning her third semester at the Daily. Her training as a Layout Editor has helped complement her design concentration at the SMFA. Her biggest independent project at the Daily so far has been redesigning the Media Kit! Outside work for the newspaper, Olivia has interned in production for Green Writers Press and in exhibition design for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. When not in the Daily’s office, Olivia can be found birdwatching or doing artwork for different student organizations on campus. You can reach her at


Ryan Sorbi - Business Director

Ryan is celebrating his third semester at the Daily. Starting as a Receivables Manager on the business team, Ryan ensured that writers at the Daily received their well-deserved compensation through work-study and stipend programs to foster financial inclusivity. Last semester, Ryan served on the Executive Board as the Co-Chair of the Intentionality & Inclusivity Committee, displaying his dedication to making the Daily an even more welcoming and diverse community. Ryan is a junior from Long Island, New York studying Quantitative Economics and International Relations. Outside of the Daily, Ryan is a Co-Director of Tufts Student Giving and serves on the Executive Boards of 180 Degrees Consulting and Persian Students Association. When he’s not working with clients, Ryan can be found moshing at concerts, playing tennis, or on the hunt for more ways to spice up his wardrobe. You can reach him at

Executive Board - Fall 2023

Executive News Editor: Daniel Vos
Executive Features Editor: Elizabeth Zacks
Executive Arts & Pop Culture Editor: Carl Svahn
Executive Opinion Editor: Julieta Grané
Executive Sports Editor: Arielle Weinstein
Executive Investigative Editor: Chloe Courtney Bohl
Executive Editorial Editor: Julia Shannon-Grillo
Executive Science Editor: Tvisha Goel
Executive Photo Editor: Clint Chen and Yena Ryoo
Executive Video Editor: Chloe Nacson-Schechter 
Executive Audio Editor: Nina Zimmerman
Executive Layout Editors: Max Antonini and Meghna Singha
Executive Graphics Editors: Avril Lynch and Becky Povill
Executive Copy Editors: Megan Amero and Siya Bhanshali
Executive Social Media Editors: Ella Dovey and Mike Kourkoulakos
Executive Newsletter Editor: Rachel Liu
Intentionality & Inclusivity Committee Chair: Guillem Colom
Alumni Liaisons: Ty Blitstein and Sam Berman
Social Committee Chairs: Marlee Stout and Merry Jiao
Education Committee Chair: Elizabeth Foster