Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior majoring in international relations, and he can be contacted at jwalsh06@tufts.edu.


In a Trump-centric election year, Tufts political groups look to focus on core issues

With a midterm election and multiple state races approaching, political groups at Tufts say they hope to transform students’ interest in politics into concrete action. This work is undoubtedly shaped by President Donald Trump, though student political activists note that the president is not their sole focus. At Tufts, which had an above-average rate of […]


Dining Service workers vote to unionize, collective bargaining to follow

Tufts Dining Services employees voted decisively to unionize with UNITE HERE Local 26 on Tuesday. The vote tally for the election, organized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), was 127 in favor of unionization and 19 against, with 1 void ballot and 11 challenges, surpassing the simple majority required to secure a union victory. About 89.8 percent of 176 eligible voters […]


TCU Senate convenes for last meeting of the year

Members of Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate faced a packed agenda at their last regular meeting of the academic year last night, voting on seven resolutions and reviewing six supplementary funding requests. Supplementary Funding Requests Senators approved the Allocations Board (ALBO)’s recommended supplementary funding levels for five student organizations. The body also appropriated $5,500 for […]


Somerville aldermen hope to encourage affordability through right of first refusal

To address rising rents, a number of Somerville aldermen have proposed guaranteeing many tenants citywide an opportunity to purchase their homes if their landlord puts the unit up for sale. This “tenant’s right of first refusal” requires approval by the Massachusetts Legislature, and a draft could be submitted to lawmakers on Beacon Hill as soon as next […]


Mass. gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez describes platform in Tufts Democrats event

Jay Gonzalez, a former Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance running for governor as a Democrat, shared his vision for state leadership and criticized Governor Charlie Baker’s record at a Tufts Democrats-sponsored event last night. Addressing about 25 students and community members, Gonzalez argued that Massachusetts can lead the country in progressive reform on the national […]


Our Revolution Somerville looks to campaign locally, focusing on affordability

Somerville’s chapter of Our Revolution, a nationwide progressive political action group, has begun planning its priorities for 2018, following the victories of all nine Our Revolution-endorsed candidates for Board of Aldermen in last year’s elections. Our Revolution, which emerged from Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, looks to support progressive candidates “across the entire spectrum of government,” according […]


Al Gore outlines steps to mitigate climate change at Tisch College event

Former Vice President Al Gore warned about the consequences of climate change and outlined the steps that individuals can take to better the environment at a talk at Tufts yesterday. The event was hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Kelly Sims Gallagher, a professor […]


Biden brings American Promise tour to Medford

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discussed his upbringing and values, and shared memories from his eight years in Barack Obama’s presidential administration, during an event at Medford’s Chevalier Theatre Thursday night. The event, which was moderated by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, was part of a nationwide speaking tour coinciding with […]


As Green Line Extension moves forward, locals hope for expansion into Medford

The Green Line Extension (GLX), a long-awaited plan to provide light rail service to previously unserved areas of Medford and Somerville, is on track for completion by December 2021, according to the project’s website. Progress on the GLX follows the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)’s selection of a new contractor and an infusion of federal funding. The project will extend Massachusetts […]


Letter from the managing board

The Daily has a proud history of speaking truth to power. Now in our last issue of the semester, we, the managing board, can only hope that we’ve upheld that legacy to the best of our ability. The Daily talked to Anita Posadas, who had been injured on the job and mistreated by Cushman & […]


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