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 […]


Monaco, administration respond to new Title IX regulations, gather committee

In response to the United States Department of Education’s recent changes to Title IX regulations, University President Anthony Monaco and other administrators affirmed Tufts’ commitment to combating sexual misconduct and gathered members of the Sexual Misconduct Steering Committee to determine future action. The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released final Title IX […]


First year to Senior year: Roommates face hard goodbyes after 4 years living together

This graduation season brings varied emotions to all seniors as they look back on their four years spent at Tufts. However, some seniors also have to say goodbye to the only roommate they have ever known. For these seniors, their first year roommate was integral to their college experience and supported them all four years.  […]


Op-ed: Why the President’s Statement Matters — Lessons from Deborah Lipstadt’s ‘Antisemitism: Here and Now’
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University President Anthony Monaco and four of the university’s highest-ranking administrators recently published an unprecedented statement addressing an award given to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). In the statement, the administrators expressed their concern that elements of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, a movement the group promotes, are antisemitic. Many students were understandably shocked. Why […]


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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