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Letter from the editor: Introducing our columnists

Dear Daily readers,Today is an important day for both you, our readers, and those of us who spend our nights and early mornings in the basement office producing the paper you’re now holding. Today is the day we start daily production, meaning you’ll wake up each morning secure in the knowledge that ...




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Editorial: Women's March is the beginning, not the end

The day after the election, there was an air of melancholy on the Tufts campus. Given the political leanings of our campus, many students felt depressed and dejected. These students found at the Women's March on Washington that took place both in Washington, D.C. and locally through Sister Marches ...


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Editorial: Free tuition initiative not good enough

Many have lauded the new initiative of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to eliminate tuition payments for over 940,000 students and families in the State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) public university system. He unveiled the scholarship earlier this month alongside ...


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Letter from the Editors

In addition to making our newsroom more inclusive, we are striving to make our coverage more intentional. We will be releasing a statement that recognizes the limitations of traditional journalistic objectivity and emphasizes a greater commitment to conscientiousness and intentionality. While the Daily maintains its non-partisan character, we recognize that no media outlet is completely objective and that everyday decisions small and large tilt us one way or another. Often, this tilt is toward a status quo that tends to exclude traditionally-marginalized voices. This approach will be reflected in the topics we choose to cover, whom we approach for interviews, the headlines we run and the many other decisions that go into making a daily newspaper. This all begins with our soon-to-be-released objectivity statement and will be carried on through several other initiatives being planned by our Inclusivity and Intentionality Committee.



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Editorial: How Tufts should address Trump's inauguration

Nov. 9, 2016 was a confusing day for many Americans. Polls had overwhelmingly predicted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States, yet some were delighted and some were despondent to wake up the next morning and find out it was Donald Trump, not Clinton, ...


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Editorial: Reflections on 2016

To say that 2016 has been a turbulent year at Tufts is an understatement. Following the unforeseen results of the presidential election, controversies surrounding Greek life, a divisive free speech resolution and the tragic passing away of one of our very own professors, in many respects, 2016 was ...







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Editorial: Establish a sanctuary campus at Tufts

A petition calling upon the administration to make Tufts a sanctuary campus for undocumented members of the university community has made waves at Tufts over the past week, garnering more than 3,000 signatures. The petition calls on the university to protect the identities of all undocumented ...


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Point-Counterpoint: Protesting the president

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on recent protests against the Trump presidency. The case for protesting After the presidential election, ...


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Editorial: What this election has taught us

For many Americans, today, Nov. 9, has been a long-awaited day. After months of grueling campaigning, cringeworthy debates, tireless media coverage and endless talk of political scandals and corruption, the historical 2016 election parade has finally come to an end. And while we may have been left ...


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Editorial: Reflections on political inclusivity

With the election season coming to an end, perhaps it's time for some honest reflection on how we ended up with such a polarized national political climate and two of the most unlikable candidates in the history of the United States. Critics of this year's election most often cite political ...


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Point-Counterpoint: College rankings

Point-Counterpoint juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the conversation on the usefulness of college rankings in the admissions process.  The case for college rankingsWhile ...