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In an email sent to the Tufts community on Wednesday, administration officials announced Tufts’ plans to “gradually lift” the COVID-19 restrictions that have been imposed since the pandemic’s onset forced the university’s campuses to remote learning in March 2020.
Cher Xiong, a sophomore in the School of Arts and Sciences, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, according to an email from university administrators. The email highlighted Xiong’s kind, outgoing nature and the impact their passing will have on the community.
University President Anthony Monaco sat down with the Daily to discuss Tufts’ ongoing expansion, pandemic response, mental health and diversity, among other topics. Monaco also offered updates on the university’s finances and outlined his goals for the remaining year of his presidency.
Dear Class of 2022, family and friends,
Hi, everyone! My name is Alex Janoff, and I am the Editor in Chief of The Tufts Daily for this upcoming spring semester. As the Tufts community returns to campus over the course of the next week or so, I — personally — have started to make that oh-so difficult but necessary mental switch from the winter break lifestyle to thinking about classes, readings, exams and assignments. As I prepare for this upcoming semester, I would like to use this space to both introduce myself and also share some thoughts I have for this spring semester regarding the Daily’s production.
After Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker decided not to run for a third term in the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, the Daily sat down with one of the election’s Democratic hopefuls, Tufts alumnus and former adjunct professor Ben Downing (AG’08) to discuss his platform and goals for transportation and environmental justice in the state.
In Somerville's mayoral election, Ward 7 City Councilor Katjana Ballantyne secured 9,997 votes to City Councilor-at-large Will Mbah's 6,726. This created a margin of victory of 18.27 percentage points.
In collaboration with the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, Snap Inc. has developed the Run for Office Mini, an application built directly into Snapchat to emphasize civic engagement among the app’s users.
The Tufts Community Union Elections Commission held a Tufts Community Union-wide election on Tuesday and Wednesday, filling vacant seats in the Committee on Student Life, TCU Judiciary and TCU Senate.
The Tufts Community Union Senate discussed its upcoming retreat and interviewed an additional trustee representative applicant during its meeting on Sunday.
NOTE: All election results are unofficial and may not include final vote totals from absentee, military or provisional ballots.
Tufts announced that all undergraduate students would be tested for COVID-19 twice per week, a departure from a previous policy of weekly testing that had been in place since students began arriving on campus. This announcement was sent via email to the Tufts community and signed by University Infection Control Health Director Michael Jordan and Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar.
An act of antisemitic vandalism occurred in one of Tufts’ dorms on Saturday, according to an email sent to the Tufts community Wednesday night. The email was signed by University President Anthony Monaco.
Tufts alumnus and former adjunct professor Ben Downing (AG'08) announced his candidacy for governor of Massachusetts earlier this year. Downing graduated from Tufts with a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning in 2008.
Yolanda Smith will become Tufts University’s next executive director of public safety, according to an email sent to the Tufts community on Tuesday. The email was signed by Executive Vice President Michael Howard and Vice President for Operations Barbara Stein.
The Tufts administration announced a series of changes to its COVID-19 policies in an email sent to the Tufts community on Tuesday morning. It was signed by Michael Jordan, university infection control health director.
Dayna Cunningham has been appointed as the Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life’s next dean, according to an email sent to the Tufts community on Monday by University President Anthony Monaco and Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry.
Nadine Aubry, Tufts provost and senior vice president, will step down from her position at the end of the calendar year, according to an email sent to the Tufts community on Tuesday. The email was signed by University President Anthony Monaco.