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.


Students advocate for dining workers at campus tours, E-Week carnival

Members of Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC) continued their campaign in support of the Tufts Dining workers in their contract negotiations with the university last Monday by interrupting campus tours and distributing handouts to the participants. They later unveiled banners in the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) during the Engineering Week (E-Week) Kick-Off Carnival later that day. The student […]


Tufts lecturer resigns after arrest at Harvard swimming pool

Tufts Gordon Institute lecturer Kaiser Fung was arrested on Feb. 5 at Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool and charged with secretly photographing a nude person. Tufts terminated Fung’s employment after being informed of the arrest on Feb. 8, according to Patrick Collins, Tufts’ executive director of public relations. Boston attorney Patrick Sheehan, who is representing Fung, confirmed to the […]


Defense contractor Raytheon comes to career fair, protesters follow

Around a dozen protesters, including a Tufts professor, several Tufts students and activists not affiliated with the university, assembled for more than an hour on Friday in front of the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center to protest the presence of a Raytheon Company booth at the Tufts Spring Career Fair. The protest, which was […]


404 students hand-deliver letters to President Monaco urging action on dining contract

Throughout the day on Monday, hundreds of students delivered letters to University President Anthony Monaco expressing their support for dining workers in their contract negotiations with the university. This student action, organized by Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC), was done in solidarity with a similar campaign on Friday in which dining workers hand-delivered letters to Monaco, according to TDAC […]


Monaco’s letter to Department of Education criticizes Title IX sexual harassment reform proposals

University President Anthony Monaco condemned Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to Title IX sexual misconduct policies in a letter released to the Tufts community this morning. Monaco’s letter, submitted yesterday, critiqued a number of the proposals, including limitations on the definition of sexual harassment, the range of Title IX, changes to adjudication and restriction of employees […]


After 6 months, no agreements on key issues in dining worker contract talks

Representatives from Tufts and negotiators from UNITE HERE Local 26, the union that represents Tufts dining workers, met yesterday morning at 200 Boston Ave. for the 11th time since talks began in August. After four hours of discussion, an agreement on key issues such as wages and temporary contracts had yet to be reached, according to representatives from the union and the […]


Dining workers criticize state of contract negotiations at community meeting

Dining workers and student activists rallied support for UNITE HERE Local 26, the union which represents dining workers, in their contract negotiations with the university last night in Pearson 104. Speakers repeatedly criticized how the university administration has handled the talks. Negotiations will go into their 11th round next Wednesday, according to Tufts’ Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins.  The […]


Foster not chosen for Trustee ballot, student activists disappointed

Nathan Foster (LA ‘18) ended his campaign for an alumni trustee seat on the Tufts University Board of Trustees on Dec. 18, after not being selected for the ballot by the Nominating Committee of the Tufts University Alumni Council. “While I respect this decision, it just shows the need for real democratic reforms,” Foster said in […]


Medford cancels auction of Native American artifacts, citing federal law

On the morning of Nov. 17, Medford City Solicitor Mark Rumley, acting at the behest of Medford Mayor Stephanie Burke, requested that Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers remove seven Native American artifacts owned by the Medford Public Library (MPL) from a Dec. 1 auction, according to Rumley. The seven artifacts from the northwest United States — […]


David Cochrane, longtime professor of biology, dies at 74

David E. Cochrane, who was a professor of biology at Tufts for 38 years before retiring in 2014, passed away in Essex Junction, Vt. on Nov. 7.  Cochrane was born in Cold Spring, N.Y. in 1944 and grew up on a chicken farm in the nearby small town of Fishkill. Growing up on the farm, Cochrane developed a great […]


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