Alexander Thompson

Alexander Thompson is an Assistant News Edtior at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying international relations. Alexander can be reached at [email protected]


Still no date on Somerville schools’ return to in-person learning

City officials cited major hurdles to in-person learning, one of which is that they are aiming to install upgraded air filters, as well as a number of other modifications to increase air circulation, in school buildings, but they are not done yet.


Alpha Phi, most of Chi Omega to disaffiliate from national organizations

Facing outcry over the high price of dues and criticism on social media, Alpha Phi and the vast majority of Chi Omega members will disaffiliate from their national organizations and plot a new course. These announcements mean that by next year, Tufts will only have two remaining sororities.


Tufts to test Medford, Somerville neighbors for COVID-19 free of cost

Testing began yesterday and will be available to neighbors living in areas roughly bounded by George, Main and Harvard streets in Medford and Powder House Boulevard and North Street in Somerville.


Demonstrators protest Confucius Institute at Tufts, claim it advances Chinese government’s agenda

More than 50 protesters from the local Tibetan, Hong Kong, Uighur, Vietnamese and Taiwanese communities marched across campus on Thursday to protest the presence of the Confucius Institute (CI) at Tufts, which has financial ties to the Chinese government.


Monaco, administrators address COVID-19 concerns, spring plans in virtual town hall

University President Anthony Monaco expressed cautious optimism about Tufts’ reopening plan and thanked students, faculty and staff for following health guidelines during a virtual town hall with other university administrators on Sept. 25. Monaco noted that, as of Friday, the university’s seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate in all campuses is 0.01%, in comparison to Massachusetts’ seven-day […]


Tufts Dining workers strained by COVID-19 impact, understaffed

Tufts Dining workers say that COVID-19 protocols and the new ordering system are causing a serious staff shortage, leaving them feeling weary and unappreciated.


BREAKING: Hodgdon closes after worker’s close contact with individual who tested positive for COVID-19, reopening today

Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run closed early Tuesday afternoon after a worker at the dining establishment learned that a member of their household tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email from Patti Klos, director of dining and business services, sent out to Hodgdon employees on Tuesday night.


Local leaders, residents slam Tufts’ reopening plans

In recent weeks, Tufts has come under fire from local mayors, legislators and residents for its reopening plan. Critics of the plan say the return of students from across the country and globe threatens to reverse the significant progress they have made in containing the pandemic. In an Aug. 10 letter to University President Anthony […]


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 […]


Lynn march in support of Tufts Dining workers draws hundreds

Hundreds of protesters marched through Lynn, Mass. on June 26 in support of two Tufts Dining workers, Victor R. White and Alexandros Armand, and a third individual not affiliated with the university, Scott Reed. The three men were arrested by Lynn police on the night of June 15, and White alleges that he was beaten […]


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