Probation comes easier under new alcohol policy

In response to rising rates of alcohol-induced student hospitalizations, university administrators have introduced a stricter alcohol policy this semester, speeding up the process that puts underage drinkers on probation. Underage students who are found in violation of the policy for the first time will be placed under level-one disciplinary probation, or pro-one, in which students’ […]

Policy to limit Fall Ball attendance

    Unruly student behavior has prompted the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate to cap the number of attendees at Fall Ball, a move that  TCU President Brandon Rattiner has called disappointing but necessary.    Organizers are also considering moving Winter Bash in January to an off-campus location.    The Senate this week will give out no more […]

Admitted students flock to the Hill during AOH

April Open House (AOH) will enter its third and final day today, as current high school seniors accepted to Tufts continue to explore the Hill, many trying to make up their minds as to whether they will return as full-time students next year. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions organized the annual program, which has brought […]

Tufts accepts 26 percent of pool, suspends need-blind admissions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reported a 4 percent drop in applications this year but accepted 26 percent of applicants to the Class of 2013 — down less than 1 percent from last year, the Daily learned yesterday, the date by which all applicants were notified of a decision. The admissions office also stopped practicing […]

Dunk tank and motocross

Members of campus fraternities and sororities came out in force yesterday to celebrate Greek Week, taking over Fletcher Field with chapter-sponsored games and activities. The Greek-filled week was supposed to begin Monday, but that day’s events were cancelled due to bad weather. Students celebrated the week yesterday instead with booths and activities set up by […]

Pro-life feminist pushes for solutions to social causes of abortion

Feminists for Life President Serrin Foster spoke Tuesday night in Cabot Auditorium about the importance of bringing together pro-life and pro-choice advocates to address the root causes of abortion.    Throughout her presentation, which was sponsored by Jumbos For Life, Foster encouraged feminists to shift their attention away from securing abortion rights, an effort that she […]

Going once, going twice…

Even though Mardi Gras was last Tuesday, Tufts students had the opportunity to keep celebrating on Thursday at this year’s Mardi Gras-themed “Faculty Waits On You Dinner and Auction” (FWOYDA). Now in its 25th year, the annual Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS)-sponsored event brought out faculty and students interested in having a good time while also […]

DTD attracts over 40 recruits as it creates a new image

Tufts’ newly formed Delta Tau Delta (DTD) colony is working to shore up numbers and mold a new image for itself after a pledge-induction ceremony on Thursday. The group, currently in the midst of its eight-week pledging process, has 41 recruits but still needs a few more members to make the move from colony to […]

Tufts accepts most ED applicants since 2003

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions admitted a total of 497 Early Decision (ED) applicants this year, 150 of whom were accepted through Early Decision II. The acceptances made up the largest ED class since 2003. All students were admitted on a need-blind basis, in which a student’s ability to pay is not considered during the […]

Disrespectful’ behavior mars Winter Bash, organizers say

Following rowdy and drunken student behavior at last month’s Winter Bash, Tufts Programming Board spoke out, condemning the student body’s actions at the annual Gantcher Center dance. “For students to urinate in inappropriate places, verbally and physically harass volunteers, and allow themselves to become intoxicated to the point of inflicting bodily harm is below the […]