Emma Steiner is a News Editor for the Tufts Daily. She is a Political Science and Spanish double major. She can be reached at [email protected]

Tufts Labor Coalition stages action at Jumbo Days to support janitors, construction workers

Approximately 15 students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) conducted a silent protest of Tufts labor practices Friday morning at Cousens Gym during annual Jumbo Days programming for prospective students. Following the morning demonstration, TLC members marched with janitors across campus to deliver a letter to University President Anthony Monaco, requesting a sit-down meeting to discuss the impact of […]

Student journalists hold conference on race and social justice in the media

Editor’s note: The Daily’s editorial board acknowledges that this article presents a conflict of interest, since the event being covered was hosted by members of the Daily. Members of the paper’s managing board did not discuss the reporting of this story with the writer, and this piece does not represent the Daily’s usual journalistic practices. Student journalists […]

Tufts Labor Coalition, Boston BTC stage action at administration’s town hall

University President Anthony Monaco hosted a Town Hall Meeting yesterday afternoon in the ASEAN Auditorium of the Cabot Intercultural Center to provide updates on the university and to offer students and members of the surrounding community an opportunity to directly ask him questions. Preceding and throughout the meeting, members of the Boston Building Trades Council (BTC) stood outside of the Cabot Intercultural Center in protest of Tufts’ […]

President of Armenia speaks to Fletcher students during first working visit to Boston

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan spoke to a group of 15 Tavitian Scholars from Tufts at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy yesterday morning as a part of his first working visit to Massachusetts. The president’s Boston tour began on Monday and will continue to Washington, D.C. for the Nuclear Security Summit. The students who met with Sargsyan are part of the Tavitian Scholarship Program, a six-month […]

Tufts Labor Coalition protests non-union hiring at Tufts Talks event

As Tufts faculty, alumni and parents arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel on Boylston St. for a Tufts Talks event yesterday evening, they were greeted by approximately 40 Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) members protesting Tufts’ use of non-union contractors. TLC and the Boston Building Trades Council (BTC) have each worked to ask the Tufts administration to sign a […]

Jose Antonio Vargas questions national identity in discussion of social change

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke to an audience filled with Tufts and Boston area college and high school students on Thursday during “Activism and Social Change: An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas,” co-sponsored by the Social Justice Leadership Initiative, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and the Dean of Student Affairs. In his speech, Vargas, […]

Tufts Labor Coalition demands that university engage in union-only hiring

About 40 students gathered on the Lower Patio of the Mayer Campus Center yesterday afternoon to rally, calling on Tufts to stop using non-unionized building trade workers on the Medford/Somerville campus. During the rally, which was organized by the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC), supporters marched through the Mayer Campus Center, past Tisch Library and the Cannon, up to Ballou […]

Faculty passes resolution instituting Indigenous People’s Day

The Arts and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) faculty voted yesterday afternoon in favor of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in the university’s academic calendars. The vote, which passed with one objection and two abstentions among approximately 60 faculty members, took place during yesterday’s AS&E faculty meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the Coolidge Room of Ballou Hall. This faculty vote, based on the Dec. […]

Adriana Zavala discusses her curatorial project featuring Frida Kahlo’s works

An intimate crowd of students and faculty gathered in the Hirsch Reading Room yesterday for a Tisch Friends of the Library Author Talk with Adriana Zavala, associate professor of Art History, who discussed her curatorial exhibition project “Frida Kahlo: Life, Art, Garden.” The exhibit, which was displayed at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx from May 16 to […]

Student coalition awaits faculty vote on Indigenous People’s Day

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate has twice passed a resolution to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day on all Arts and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) academic calendars, but the institution of this change remains up to vote by the entire faculty voting body in March. The first resolution was passed on Sept. 28, 2014 but was voted […]