Audrey Michael (LA'15) was an Executive News Editor at The Tufts Daily.

Hunger strike ends with no agreement over janitorial cuts

According to a Tufts Labor Coalition press release, student activists have decided to end a weeklong hunger strike, which began at 3 p.m. last Sunday, May 3. In the release, TLC said the protesters will continue to work against proposed cuts to at least 20 janitorial staff members, with a sixth meeting with the administration scheduled for Monday. TLC, janitorial […]

Administration proposes 20 job cuts in line with DTZ recommendations, negotiations continue

Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) met with members of the Tufts administration at 12:00 p.m. today — the fourth day of a five-student hunger strike — to further discuss the proposed restructuring of Tufts’ custodial staff. The meeting was the second in as many days and resulted in a proposal from the administration to decrease the number […]

As third day of hunger strike begins, TLC and administrators meet

University administrators and representatives from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) held their bi-weekly meeting in the Mayer Campus Center today to discuss the university’s plans to make cuts to janitorial staff. The meeting took place in the midst of a five-student hunger strike in protest of the proposed cuts, which began last Sunday, May 3.  TLC held a […]

TLC occupation site fenced in as hunger strike continues

University officials have erected a fence around the occupation site of Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) protesters as the five-student hunger strike in protest of proposed cuts to janitorial staff continues. As of this evening, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and Tufts administrators will only allow Tufts students to enter the fenced-in site, which is located […]

Tufts students among several arrested at protest against janitor cuts

Several Tufts students were arrested today during a march against planned cuts to janitorial positions at Tufts. A total of seven protesters were arrested, according to a release from Service Employees International Union 32BJ, which organized the protest. According to Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC), which led the student participation in the protest, the arrested students, who have been released […]

Tesser wins election for TCU President

Junior Brian Tesser has won the election for TCU President.  He received 67 percent of yesterday’s eligible votes, according to Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) Chair Paige Newman, a junior. According to Newman, 386 students voted for Tesser. A total of 193 students selected a variety of write-in options, and 92 students chose to abstain from voting; The abstention votes were […]

Visiting the Hill this week

TUESDAY “Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Social Innovation Forum” Details: Three social entrepreneurs will participate in a panel discussion on business-based social innovation and helping communities through sustainable organizational development. Panelists include Michael Brown, CEO and co-founder of City Year; Abby Falik, founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year and Kirsten Lodal, CEO and co-founder of […]

Brian Tesser announced as sole TCU presidential candidate

At the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s nomination meeting, junior Brian Tesser was selected as the sole candidate for the position of TCU president for the 2015-2016 academic year. The meeting, which began at 9:00 p.m. on April 14, was held in Braker Hall 001. The election for TCU President will take place next Tuesday, April 21, according […]

Senate holds tribute to Reitman, debates funding appeals

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate began its last meeting of the 2014-2015 session by honoring Dean of Campus Life and Leadership Bruce Reitman, who is retiring at the end of this school year. TCU President Robert Joseph delivered a speech celebrating the over three decades that Reitman has spent at Tufts, working through four presidencies. Reitman delivered his own remarks, reflecting on his […]

Visiting the Hill this week

MONDAY “BME Seminar: Darren Roblyer” Details: Darren Roblyer, of Boston University, will speak as part of the Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series. When and Where: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., SciTech Center Room 136 Sponsor: School of Engineering WEDNESDAY “Advancing the frontiers of citizenship, finance and enterprise” Details: A panel of experts will discuss the role […]