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Liam Knox is the Executive Investigative Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is majoring in History and Middle Eastern Studies. He can be reached at liamknox13@gmail.com.


The State of Housing at Tufts: On-campus shortages, off-campus exploitation and new solutions

According to the 2017–2018 Tufts Factbook, Tufts’ on-campus bed capacity for undergraduates is 3,440 — 63 percent of the university’s 5,438 undergraduate population. In contrast, other comparable East Coast institutions are largely better equipped to provide their students with housing: Middlebury College and Bates College, both of which have much smaller student populations than Tufts, are […]


Tufts Dining Action Coalition holds worker speakout event ahead of Tuesday’s union election

Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Interfaith Center at 7:30 last night to hear Tufts Dining workers talk about their experiences and the need for unionization. The event, which was hosted by Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC), was held ahead of next Tuesday’s union election, where the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) […]


Students and workers rally in support of dining workers’ unionization efforts

Several hundred dining workers and Tufts students rallied Wednesday afternoon in support of dining workers’ attempts to unionize with UNITE HERE Local 26, a union that represents hospitality workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, according to their website. UNITE HERE was also the union that represented the Harvard University dining workers who struck a successful contract negotiation […]


Tufts Police Chief travels to Israel for counterterrorism seminar

On Dec. 3, Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire, who oversees the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) as well as the Department of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES), traveled to Israel for a nine-day National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS) along with a delegation of Massachusetts police officials, including: Somerville Police Chief David Fallon; officials from Boston University […]


Students with undocumented status share fears, calls for action

This is the second part of a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. All students and people mentioned in this article who have undocumented citizenship status are referred to by their first name only due to concerns for their safety. On Sept. 5, just hours after Tufts’ first day of classes began, Attorney General […]


As DACA repeal looms, Tufts’ undocumented students face setbacks, insecurity

This is the first part of a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. All students and people mentioned in this article who have undocumented citizenship status are referred to by their first name only due to concerns for their safety. On Sept. 5, just hours after Tufts’ first day of classes began, Attorney […]


‘TuftsLeaks’ releases documents containing sensitive financial information

A group calling itself TuftsLeaks published documents online earlier this month that contain sensitive financial information from Tufts. The leak included department budgets, the salaries of thousands of staff and faculty and the ID numbers of student employees with salaries listed. Only student salaries from fiscal year 2015 were listed in the leaked documents. These documents were […]


Activism at Tufts: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editor’s Notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Part I Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a 5-day hunger strike to protest the university’s plans to lay off […]


Activism at Tufts Part I: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editors notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. This is the first segment of a four-part series exploring the past, present and future of activism at Tufts. Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a five-day […]


Students stage rally advocating for part-time faculty, amidst contract re-negotiations

Students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) gathered outside the Activity Fair tent on the Academic Quad during Jumbo Days yesterday afternoon to call on the university to meet the demands of part-time faculty, who are currently in the midst of re-negotiations over their contract expiring June 30. Part-time faculty at Tufts won their current contract in […]


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