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Students and workers rally in support of dining workers’ unionization efforts

Several hundred dining workers and Tufts students rallied Wednesday afternoon in support of dining workers’ attempts to unionize with UNITE HERE Local 26, a union that represents hospitality workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, according to their website. UNITE HERE was also the union that represented the Harvard University dining workers who struck a successful contract negotiation […]

Gun scare prompts TUPD investigation Thursday afternoon

Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) investigated a report of a person walking through campus carrying a handgun near Richardson House on Professors Row Thursday afternoon. According to an email TUPD sent to the Tufts community at 10 p.m. on Thursday, TUPD identified the person and determined they were not carrying a weapon of any sort. The incident was reported to TUPD […]

TEDxTufts shares stories, seeks to revise perspectives

TEDxTufts, the independently organized Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference, brought ten speakers to the stage in Cohen Auditorium on Sunday afternoon to share talks covering topics ranging from cybersecurity to one woman’s story of her gender transition. The theme of this year’s series of talks, which happened in two sessions, was “Re:Vision,” according to Taylor Fasolo, TEDxTufts’ creative […]

Strong Women, Strong Girls, Brandless collaborate to distribute free menstrual products on campus

Disclaimer: Yanelle Cruz is a staff writer at The Tufts Daily. She was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Tufts Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) and Brandless, an online grocery retailer, distributed free tampons and panty liners at an event in the lobby of Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center yesterday. According to Stephanie Chen Schmidt, a campus brand […]

Tufts Democrats brings gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie to Tufts

Bob Massie, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, spoke at Tufts on Tuesday night at an event co-sponsored by Tufts Democrats and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. The event, held in the Terrace Room, was the third and final installment in the Tufts Democrats’ three-part 2018 Gubernatorial Series co-sponsored by Tisch College. The series has already […]

Provost David Harris to become president of Union College

Tufts University Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris announced today that he will be leaving Tufts to become the president of Union College in July 2018. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon via the Union College and Tufts University Twitter accounts, a Union College press conference live stream on Facebook and an email sent by […]

Tisch College hosts Eric T. Washington for conversation on diversity in the judiciary

The Honorable Eric T. Washington (A ’76) spoke Tuesday at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s event “Black on the Bench: Diversity in the Judiciary.” Washington served as the Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals from August 2005 to March 2017. The lunch was part of Tisch College’s ongoing Civic Life Lunch […]

Op-Ed: A fight for justice

The past few weeks at Tufts have been about two things: Listening: To sorority and fraternity members trying to come to grips with the uncertain futures of their organizations; to attempts by white, cisgender, heterosexual (the term for people attracted to people of a different gender) institutions to grapple with their heteronormative (the term for […]

Op-Ed: AOII: Sisters still

Inflection point (n.): 1. A point on a curve in which curvature switches from upwards to downwards, or vice versa; 2. A point in time where a narrative changes dramatically, often in response to external influences. At an inflection point in the graph of an equation, the equation’s derivative (the rate of change of the […]