Alexander Thompson is an Assistant News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a freshman who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at Alllexanderr@gmail.com.


A year defined by Tufts Dining workers’ contract campaign

A year after voting to unionize, Tufts Dining workers ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the university on April 3. The Daily looks back at a year of organizing, negotiations and contention. In the spring of 2018, tensions between dining workers and managers reached a breaking point. Christine Tringale, a night cook supervisor at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, told […]


Davis Square armed robbery shakes community, suspect still at large

Disclaimer: Madeleine Oliver is the executive photo editor for The Tufts Daily. She was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Editor’s note: The original version of this article was published online on May 1. This version was updated on May 17 to reflect ongoing developments. An armed man robbed the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank […]


Alumni elect investor Lori Roth, biotech entrepreneur Kenneth Fan to Board of Trustees

Tufts alumni chose to elect Lori Roth (J ’86), a New York City real estate investor, and Kenneth C. Fan (E ’01, F ’07), the COO of eGenesis, a Cambridge biotech company, to represent them on the Tufts University Board of Trustees for a five-year term starting in 2020, according to Bill Gehling (A ’74, […]


Tufts and Saudi Arabia: A $60 million relationship

Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was set to speak to students at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Ibrahim Warde, an adjunct professor of international business at Fletcher, had confirmed it in September of last year.   But Khashoggi, a fierce critic of his native Saudi Arabia, never made it to Tufts. On Oct. […]


Suspect in Davis Square armed robbery still at large

Disclaimer: Madeleine Oliver is the executive photo editor for The Tufts Daily. She was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. An armed man robbed the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank in Davis Square shortly after 10 a.m. today. Police say the suspect remains at large. As law enforcement officers rushed to the […]


Tower Café student workers claim underpayment, Dining Services director pledges investigation

Disclaimer: Austin Clementi is a news editor for the Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Five Tower Café student workers have not received the compensation that they were promised this semester. Several of them confronted their manager, as well as  Director of Dining and Business Services Patti […]


Controversial incidents prompt student outcry, administration response

After a series of incidents across campus, including eggings and vandalism, stoked controversy among students, senior administration officials responded in a campus-wide email last Friday outlining their support for an accepting campus culture. The incidents mentioned in the email, titled “Affirming our Values and Support for Students,” included a series of eggings that took place […]


Local Stop & Shop workers strike, student activists join pickets

Workers at hundreds of Stop & Shop supermarkets across the Northeast went on strike Thursday. They were joined on picket lines over the weekend by student activists and Tufts Dining workers energized by the recent dining contract campaign. Cathy Curtin, a front-end manager at the Alewife Brook location of Stop & Shop and a strike […]


Lawmakers try again after Monaco-led lobbyists help sink Somerville transparency bill

State Representative Christine Barber has refiled legislation in the current session of the Massachusetts House of Representatives that would allow the City of Somerville to compel Tufts University to provide an institutional master plan outlining its development objectives, after the previous version died in committee without getting a floor vote in spring of 2017. Tufts’ trade group, the Association of Independent […]


A year in the making: Tufts Dining workers unanimously ratify 1st contract

Almost a year since their vote to unionize, Tufts Dining workers voted unanimously yesterday to ratify the tentative agreement negotiated by their union, UNITE HERE Local 26, and the university administration, according to Mike Kramer, Local 26’s lead negotiator. Kramer said that the union was very pleased with the agreement, which will now serve as the […]


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