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Editorial: The dangers of promoting selectivity

We've all seen the memes: a photo of ivy peeling off of a building captioned, "When you're convinced you'll get into Brown but then have to settle for Tufts," the "Tufts Class of Brown ED1 Rejects" Instagram bio and the complex math equation with a quote underneath, "Damn ...


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Editorial: Improving the Common Reading Program

Every year, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life offers the Common Reading Program as a way to engage first-year and transfer students in a shared intellectual experience. The program, which is common at many other universities as well, has the potential to serve as an important opportunity ...


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Editorial: Tufts should further support adjuncts

As negotiations begin for a new contract between the part-time faculty union, represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Tufts administration, Tufts should continue to increase the wages and benefits for part-time faculty and create more tenure-track positions.The most ...




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Editorial: ResLife staffing problems require reform

Greek life is only one of many aspects of student life being examined by the Student Life Review Committee. Other facets of student life, including residential strategy and experience at Tufts, are also under examination.The Office of Residential Life and Learning’s (ResLife) bungling of their ...


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Editorial: On resistance and privilege

International Women’s Day on March 8 marked the first Day Without a Woman. This day played into a string of recent protests speaking out against the values and actions of the new presidential administration. On March 8, women were encouraged to “take the day off from paid or unpaid labor," ...


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Tufts should prioritize improvements to SMFA shuttle

Tufts' shuttles have a notorious reputation. The bus that transports students to and from Davis Square, known as the 'Joey,' has been mocked and memed for being slow and infamously late. However, it's really the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)/New England Conservatory (NEC) ...


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Editorial: Protest the issues, not the presence

Last week, Governor Charlie Baker was invited to speak at Tufts as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The purpose of the event was to discuss public policy and civic engagement in an informative, conversation-style event. However, the event did not go as planned: around 60 students organized in three successive groups interrupted the event by walking out in protest of Baker and his policies.


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Editorial: Rethinking TDC

As the Student Life Review Committee undertakes its assessment of undergraduate student life culture, including Greek life, other exclusive social organizations at Tufts should be examined as well. Tufts Dance Collective (TDC) is one group in which social capital plays a large role in participation.TDC ...





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Letter from the Editors

Last semester, the Daily debuted its support fund, offering two first-years with demonstrated needs a stipend for their contributions to the Daily. As we strive to provide more comprehensive and accurate coverage of the Tufts community, we recognize that this is only possible with a staff that fully ...




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Editorial: Housing changes, both good and bad

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) announced changes to the housing and lottery system on Jan. 20. These changes were based on a 2016 Master Housing Survey, which included student input.  While the majority of these changes were positive, certain determinations further limit the ...


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Editorial: Bursting the 'liberal bubble'

On Nov. 9, 2016, many students and faculty on the Tufts campus found themselves shocked and confused after the presidential election. The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves across college campuses and liberal cities throughout the nation. The election highlighted the huge disconnect between younger, ...


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Editorial: The Trump administration's war on media

Less than a month into his presidency, President Donald Trump has already sent shockwaves through the American public. Since taking office, he has signed numerous proclamations, executive orders and presidential memoranda implementing his campaign platform at surprising speed.He has ordered investigations ...