Austin Clementi is the investigative editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying sociology and can be reached at clementi.a05@gmail.com.


Fire at Danish Pastry House causes short-term closure

The Medford Fire Department (MFD) responded to a fire at the Danish Pastry House (DPH) Tuesday afternoon. According to DPH’s owner, Ulla Winkler, a ventilation hood served as the source for the fire. MFD confirmed this in an interview with the Daily, adding that the fire started in the bakery section of the establishment. Winkler […]


Tufts students attend 2nd climate strike

Student activists gathered outside Sophia Gordon Hall to attend a second global climate strike on Friday. The Tufts contingent, organized by Sunrise Movement Tufts in conjunction with Tufts Climate Action (TCA) called on world leaders to work to end climate change. This event follows the strike that occurred on Sept. 20 earlier this semester. A […]


Report reveals loose conflict-of-interest policies, deference to donors benefitted Purdue Pharma

An independent report released Thursday indicates that a systemic lack of oversight at the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and a culture of appeasing donors allowed the Sackler family and its controversial pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, to buy influence and bolster their reputation long after their central role in the opioid crisis came to […]


Tufts removes Sackler name from buildings, programs, establishes endowment

In the wake of former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Donald K. Stern and Attorney Sandy Remz’s report on Tufts’ relationship to the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma, Tufts has decided to remove the Sackler name from its health sciences campus, effective immediately, in addition to the establishment of a $3 million endowment focused on substance […]


UMaine president discusses education research in higher education

Tufts’ Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI) in conjunction with Tufts’ Department of Education, invited President of the University of Maine (UMaine) Joan Ferrini-Mundy for a colloquium on the integration of education research into college classrooms. Ferrini-Mundy holds a Ph.D. in mathematics education, according to the UMaine website.  The event, called “The Place […]


Events on the Hill — Week of Dec. 1

MONDAY “Civic Life Lunch — Political Communications in the Trump Era” Details: Philippe Reines, a spokesman and advisor to Hillary Clinton who is famous for being Donald Trump’s placeholder during debate preparations, will be joining the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life in the Civic Life Lunch series. Where and when: Rabb Room, Lincoln-Filene […]


Signs bearing white supremacist message appear on campus for 2nd year

A sticker bearing the message “It’s okay to be white” appeared on campus, according to a post on the Facebook group Tufts Memes for Quirky Queens. The Daily found another sticker near Hillsides Apartments on N. Hill Road. Since the Facebook post was shared this morning, the posters have been taken down. This marks the […]


Events on the Hill — Week of Nov. 17

MONDAY “Bullied, Assaulted and Near Death: Surviving Trauma and Addiction” Details: The Office of the Provost will host Brandon Lee, an Emmy-award winning journalist who gained fame through his coverage of the opioid crisis, to speak on his own experiences with trauma, addiction and recovery. Where and when: Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center; 6–7:30 p.m. […]


First-year student passes away unexpectedly

First-year student in the School of Arts and Sciences Matthew Gesell passed away, according to an email from University President Anthony Monaco, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser, Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, Dean of Student Affairs ad interim Nancy Thompson, Dean of Student Life and Engagement Chris […]


Events on the Hill — Week of Nov. 10

TUESDAY “Between the Pages: Ricco Siasoco and Grace Talusan in Conversation” Details: The Asian American Center and several departments will host a conversation between Ricco Siasoco, who will be promoting his new book “The Foley Artist” (2019), a collection of nine stories regarding the Filipino diaspora in America, and author Grace Talusan. Where and when: […]


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