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Somerville considers expansion of voting rights for teenagers, non-citizens

Somerville is considering expanding the right to vote in municipal elections to residents as young as 16 years old and non-citizens in an effort to increase electoral participation, the city announced in an Oct. 17 press release. The policy considerations follow two of the recommendations Somerville’s Clean and Open Elections Task Force, a nine-person council of city officials, elections researchers […]

Somerville Board of Aldermen unanimously supports Yes on 3 campaign

The Somerville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved on Sept. 13 a resolution pledging support to the Yes on 3 coalition, a group of Massachusetts businesses, non-profits and other entities that encourages state voters to vote in favor of protections for transgender people in Massachusetts. The Yes on 3 coalition’s focus is the namesake Question 3 on the upcoming […]

Medford arts groups push for community center

Medford Mayor Stephanie M. Burke has approved the formation of a feasibility study to investigate the creation of a new community arts center. The center would be located at the current site of the city-owned Hegner Center on 15 Maple Park Ave., according to Medford City Councillor Michael Marks. Approval is the latest step towards the creation of Medford‘s first arts […]

CoHo housing development launches this fall

The first phase of Tufts’ latest addition to on-campus housing, the conversion of a set of university-owned wood frame houses, launches this fall. The new development, known as CoHo, will add 45 single rooms to the existing campus housing options, according to the Student Affairs website. The rollout of CoHo is divided into three phases, according to the website. The second phase, which will open up 39 additional beds, […]

New ‘CoHo’ housing plan displaces faculty, raises concerns about community preservation

As Tufts transforms several wood-frame houses in Medford into the CoHo student neighborhood, the school has asked seven faculty and staff members to leave their university-owned homes to make way for the project, according to Tufts’ Director of Real Estate, Robert Chihade. The university owns the houses through its Walnut Hill Properties real estate subsidiary, which manages 120 rental units adjacent to campus, Chihade said. Any staff […]

Green Line Extension prompts debate, community efforts to assist development

Construction of the Green Line Extension (GLX), an extension of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line from Lechmere Station into the Medford and Somerville communities, has begun after a long search for funding, according to Brad Rawson (AG ’12), Director of Transportation and Infrastructure for the City of Somerville. Current construction work includes geological surveys […]

Tufts Democrats petition Board of Trustees to rescind Eric Greitens’ honorary degree over sexual assault allegations

Content Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault. Tufts Democrats released a petition last week calling on the university to rescind an honorary degree given to Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in 2012 in response to recent allegations of sexual assault against him. The petition also called on Greitens to resign.  Greitens also spoke at Tufts’ commencement in 2012, receiving […]

TCU Senate, administrators host town hall to discuss mental health

The Tufts Community Union (TCU)  Senate, Tufts administrators and various campus mental health organizations organized and held a town hall meeting to discuss mental health issues on campus on Tuesday. These groups included Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS), Tufts Ears for Peers and Active Minds.  Michelle Bowdler, the executive director of Health and Wellness Services at Tufts, said […]

Tufts admits Class of 2022 from record-high applicant pool

On March 30, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offered spots in the Class of 2022 to 3,140 applicants, according to a TuftsNow article. The admissions office received 21,502 applications, marking a record-high number of applicants and a two percent increase from last year. The acceptance rate dropped from 14.8 percent last year to 14.6 percent, keeping in range […]

Eleven Tufts students receive Fulbright grants for 2017–2018 academic year

Disclaimer: Abigail Feldman is a former Managing Editor and Executive News Editor at the Daily. She was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Eleven Tufts alumni were awarded grants through the Fulbright Program, an international exchange program for college graduates and alumni sponsored by the U.S. government for the 2017–2018 academic year. This makes Tufts a top producer of Fulbright […]