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The Tufts Daily
Where you read it first | Saturday, May 25, 2024

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.

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

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Rachel Liu

Editor in Chief

Rachel is celebrating her sixth semester at the Daily, having served on the managing board as an associate editor. She is responsible for leading each department and ensuring the vitality of the paper. Originally from upstate New York, Rachel is a junior studying biology. When she’s not at the office, she can be found taking the bus through Somerville, studying in Kindlevan Café or regrowing scallions on her kitchen windowsill. She welcomes reader feedback and can be reached at

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Julieta Grané

Managing Editor

Julieta is looking forward to her fourth semester at the Daily, having previously served as executive opinion editor. She works with Rachel and Merry to clarify and fact-check articles in order to preserve a writer’s voice while effectively communicating their message. Julieta is a sophomore from Pasadena, Calif., studying biology. Outside of the Daily, she is a representative of the Mexican Culture Club and a member of the Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists. Julieta can be reached at

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Merry Jiao

Managing Editor

Merry is excited to begin her fourth semester at the Daily, having previously served as an executive copy editor and social committee co-chair. She is a junior from Los Angeles studying international relations and economics. This semester, she will be busy fact-checking articles late into the night and supporting execs with creating content and building community. Outside of the office, she can be found hanging out in the Asian American Center or crocheting stuffed animals in the Crafts Center. Merry can be reached at

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Marlee Stout

Associate Editor

Marlee is excited to spend her sixth semester at the Daily as an associate editor, having previously served as an executive copy editor and social committee co-chair. She is responsible for supporting the paper’s day-to-day operations, as well as ensuring that the Daily is a welcoming and educational community. Marlee is a junior from Central California majoring in child study and human development. Outside the office, she can be found drinking earl grey tea with Trader Joe’s coconut and almond non-dairy vanilla creamer, color-coding her planner or getting way too invested in competition reality TV shows. Marlee can be reached at

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Arielle Weinstein

Associate Editor

Arielle is thrilled to start her sixth semester at the Daily as an associate editor, previously holding the role of executive sports editor. She works with the rest of the managing board to fact check and edit articles on a daily basis as well as energize and uplift the Daily community (dailmunity). She is a junior from New York City studying engineering physics. Aside from the Daily, she is an avid fan of the best New York sports teams (Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Rangers) and spends time playing on the women’s club basketball team at Tufts and commentating varsity home games for JumboCast. She can be reached at

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Olivia White

Production Director

Olivia is beginning her fourth 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 office, Olivia can be found birdwatching or doing artwork for different student organizations on campus. You can reach her at

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Isabel Francis

Business Director

Isabel is a junior from New York City studying computer science and economics. She is celebrating her fourth semester at the Daily, having previously served on the business team as advertising manager and assistant business director. She leads the Business Department, overseeing the Daily’s financial independence. Outside of the Daily, you can find her in the JCC knitting the same scarf she has been working on for the past five months. She can be reached at Ask her about any initiatives on advertising and business operations!

Executive Board

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Matthew Sage
Executive News Editor

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Carmen Smoak
Executive Features Editor

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Nate Hall
Executive Arts & Pop Culture Editor

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Toby Winick
Executive Opinion Editor

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Spencer Rosenbaum
Executive Sports Editor

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Estelle Anderson
Executive Investigative Editor

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Maxwell Shoustal
Executive Editorial Editor

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Adi Raman
Executive Science Editor

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Veronika Coyle
Executive Photo Editor

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Michelle Shiu
Executive Photo Editor

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Chloe Nacson-Schechter
Executive Video Editor

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Nina Zimmerman
Executive Audio Editor

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Devna Aggarwal
Executive Layout Editor

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Claire Wood
Executive Layout Editor

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Bex Povill
Executive Graphics Editor

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Rachel Wong
Executive Graphics Editor

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Natalie Bricker
Executive Copy Editor

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Kathryn Hood
Executive Copy Editor

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Max Antonini
Executive Social Media Manager

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Meghna Singha
Executive Social Media Manager

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Tom Jamieson
Executive Newsletter Editor

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Ty Blitstein
Alumni Liaison

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Caroline Vandis
Alumni Liaison

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Carl Svahn
Education Committee Chair

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Josue Perez
Intentionality & Inclusivity Committee Chair

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Sarah Feinberg
Intentionality & Inclusivity Committee Chair

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Megan Amero
Social Committee Chair

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Sam Berman
Social Committee Chair

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Siya Bhanshali
Social Committee Chair

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Mike Kourkoulakos
Assistant Production Director

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Charlene Tsai
Assistant Production Director

Distribution Map

Pick up a physical copy of the Tufts Daily at any of our distribution locations, both on and around campus.

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