Charges against Tufts Dining workers dropped, independent investigation launched

Cellphone footage obtained by the Daily shows the arrests of Victor White and Alexandros Armand on the night of June 15 and 16. The Essex County District Attorney’s Office dropped all charges against two Tufts Dining workers and appointed a special prosecutor to investigate claims that the officers used excessive force against the men. District […]


Mail services employees allege racial discrimination, unfair pay practices

When rising junior Olivia Smith wanted a job in the Tufts University Mail Services Department, she was able to start working on the mailroom floor just one day after walking in to ask about employment opportunities. “I strolled in, and there’s actually no process to get hired,” Smith said. “I just talked to Sheila, who […]


Students from coast to coast protest police brutality, seek justice for George Floyd
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Manhattan, New York City “You’re one of the good ones,” an officer told one of Cara Hernandez’s friends in high school after checking their school ID. Hernandez, who is African American and Puerto Rican American, and her friend, who is African American, attended a private school in the Bronx. To Hernandez, the implication was clear.  […]


Kota the Friend discusses ‘Everything’ and everything else
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“I’m good at introductions … I keep it sweet and simple.” This was Kota the Friend’s confident response when asked what he would do if he met Jay-Z, his favorite artist and biggest hero.  Kota the Friend is a Brooklyn-based rapper who has so far maintained a fairly low profile in the hip-hop community, but […]


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