IFC bans alcohol from JumBonnaroo

According to Ben Silver, the co-chair of the JumBonnaroo Committee for Relay for Life, a large number of incidents involving alcohol last weekend prompted the Interfraternity Council (IFC) to cancel Greek social events for the upcoming weekend. He explained that he was able to work with IFC members to permit the festival to go on with alterations, […]


OpenBiome collects stool for medical treatment

Several members of the local community are helping hospitals treat patients with severe infections simply by pooping, thanks to local nonprofit organization OpenBiome. According to OpenBiome Operations Manager Laura Burns (E ’14), the organization collects stool samples from donors and ships it to hospitals around the country to treat patients through Fecal Microbiata Transplantation (FMT). FMT is used […]


Students, staff mourn passing of Fletcher Professor William Martel

Students and colleagues have spent much of the past week mourning and celebrating the life of William Martel, an associate professor of international security studies at the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy, who passed away Jan. 12 after battling leukemia. Described by Dean of the Fletcher School James Stavridis as “a wonderful human […]


Parking meters installed along Boston, College Avenues

With the recent installation of parking meters along Boston and College Avenues, university staff and students will likely have more difficulty finding free parking on the Medford/Somerville campus. According to the City of Medford website, workers have installed parking meters and kiosks in the Medford Hillside area—adjacent to the Tufts campus—Medford Square, West Medford and […]


Somerville revises housing ordinance, prepares for vote

University administrators and Somerville city aldermen collaborated to revise the city’s proposed University Accountability Ordinance during the Dec. 3 meeting of the Board of Aldermen’s Legislative Matters Committee. The proposed ordinance, which was initially introduced during the board’s Aug. 28 meeting, would require universities that have students living within Somerville limits to submit a list […]


Flashback Friday: Tufts demolishes Arena Theater in August 1991

With the opening of the new Aidekman Arts Center, the old Arena Theater was becoming obsolete. The university spent $20,000 to demolish it on Aug. 5, 1991. The demolition was met with student concern, however, as the new theater was the only designated performing space for a growing number of Tufts ensembles. Former University President Jean Mayer said […]


Somerville to consider University Accountability Ordinance

On Sept. 30, the City of Somerville’s Legislative Matters Committee will consider an ordinance to increase regulation of off-campus housing occupied by Tufts students. The ordinance, proposed by Board of Aldermen President Bill White, would require the university to submit a list of off-campus addresses occupied by students and the number of students living in each […]


Students protest treatment of janitors

Members of Tufts Labor Coalition last Wednesday held a rally and march in support of the school’s janitors, presenting demands to the administration after discovering that custodial service provider DTZ/Unicco appeared to be in breach of its contract. Rae Axner, TLC vice president and one of the event’s organizers, explained that the janitors’ employer has […]


Tufts Engineering Mentors celebrate first year

Tufts Engineering Mentorship Program hosted its end of the year ceremony last night, wrapping up its first year with awards for its dedicated participants. The mentorship program was started this fall by junior brothers Michael and John Kenny, who explained that they realized the school was lacking such a program after transferring from University of […]


Members of Socialist Alternative Party speak at Tufts

Two members of the Socialist Alternative Party spoke yesterday to a group of students about their party’s platform and their fight for a $15 minimum wage. The event, which was hosted by the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) and cosponsored by the American Studies and Peace and Justice Studies programs, featured Tim Larkin and Ryan Mosgrove, […]


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