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Elizabeth Dossett is a junior majoring in American studies and clinical psychology. Elizabeth can be reached at elizabeth.dossett@tufts.edu.

Op-Ed: Administration grossly removed from the effect budget policies have on students

Last week at the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Budget Transparency Town Hall students had an opportunity to hear from administrators about the state of finances at Tufts, specifically as they relate to tuition affordability and the deficit. Empty rhetoric about budgets being “too complicated to understand fully” and skewed statistics from the administration left many […]

Op-Ed: Tufts: Low income students need not apply

Last academic year The New York Times published an article showing that 77 percent of students at Tufts come from the top 20 percent. That means that most students come from families making at least $100,000 per year, which is $40,000 more than the median national household. Though the economic disparity at Tufts is stark, those from […]

Op-Ed: Higher education: a profit-driven gateway leaving poor students in the dust

Young people in this country are in a moment of crisis, and have been for some time, but no one is talking about it. Meanwhile, big banks and loan corporations like Wells Fargo, Sallie Mae, SunTrust and U.S. Bank are making money off students’ need and desire to get an education. Corporations and the top […]