Alexander Thompson

Alexander Thompson is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at ThompsonTuftsDaily@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AlMThompson.


Monaco attended 2018 meeting with Saudi crown prince

University President Anthony Monaco and leaders from five other Boston-area colleges and universities met with Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose human rights record has sparked widespread controversy, on March 25, 2018. Tufts did not disclose the meeting at the time. The meeting, held at the Harvard Faculty Club, was hosted by […]


Alumnae Lounge murals taken down over absence of people of color

A team of painting conservators removed 1955 murals depicting Charles Tufts, other university founders and prominent white alumni from the Alumnae Lounge over the summer, according to TuftsNow. The decision to remove the murals came after the recommendation of a review committee formed in 2018 following outcry about the absence of people of color in […]


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 […]


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