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Where you read it first | Sunday, May 26, 2024

Jake Taber


Senior Profile: Tafari Duncan

"I've involved myself in everything I could juggle," Duncan said. "When I was graduating high school ... I remember multiple teachers came up to me and said, 'Tafari, you can't be this involved in college or else you just won't be able to get anything done,' and I assume I've done my best to prove them wrong."


'Muslim at heart:' Muslim students discuss experiences, relationships to their faith

Over the past month, the Daily sat down with four practicing Muslim students and asked them to share their stories and talk openly and honestly about their faith. The discussions were open-ended and the topics the students touched on included their thoughts about God, where they locate themselves within the Muslim community on campus, the Trump administration and the mounting politicization of their religion in national discourse.

The Setonian

Letter from the Managing Board

An undeniable truth of creating effective, holistic news coverage is that to represent the community as accurately as possible, a paper needs to have writers who bring myriad perspectives and experiences to the table and to their writing. Unfortunately, in our paper and in media outlets across the country, ...


Kelly Sims Gallagher discusses last year's Paris agreement, future of international climate policy

This academic year saw the adoption and subsequent signing of what a Dec. 16, 2015 Atlantic article called “one of the most important piece of international diplomacy in years.” At the 21st Conference of Parties in Paris in Dec. 2015, 195 nations finally hammered out a deal on international cooperation on greenhouse gas mitigation; last month, on Earth Day, 175 nations signed it. If it remains intact, it could put the world on a path to getting serious about limiting emissions, and while many scientists say the agreement doesn’t go nearly far enough, most still see it as climate policy’s most important moment to date.


Sheldon Krimsky discusses private interests, ethics in science

Sheldon Krimsky has been a professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts since 1974. Since then, he’s contributed extensively to the study of ethical considerations relative to biotechnology and other scientific fields. He was a consultant to the Presidential Commission ...


Goodman Foundation ambassadors, Tufts Votes look to boost on-campus voter registration

According to the Tisch College's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), U.S. youth voters -- those in the 18-29 age range -- are consistently less likely to vote in elections than older constituents, especially in midterm elections. 64.8 percent of Americans over 25 cast their votes in the 2012 elections, compared with 41.2 percent of 18-24-year-olds. Only 21.5 percent of youth voted in the 2014 midterms, and their votes comprised just 13 percent of the total counted.


Q+A: Stephan Pennington talks music history, cultural appropriation

Assistant Professor of Music Stephan Pennington’s most recent research studies structures of cultural appropriation in the music industry. He describes three phases of cultural appropriation, by which the appropriated sound or style is taken farther away from its roots in steps. Pennington sat down with the Daily to explain these phases, point to past and present examples and talk about ways in which cultural exchange can be accomplished without appropriation or erasure.

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