Janitors’ union to enter contract negotiations

  The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on May 21 will renegotiate its contract with UGL Unicco, Tufts’ campus-cleaning contractor, and push for better working conditions for janitors. The current contract began in 2010 and was set to end in 2012 but was extended for one year, according to Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) member Josephine […]

Divestment activists target info session, tours

  In the wake of backlash over a video posted online of students advocating for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies in an information session for prospective students last week, the protestors say said their aim was to catch the administration’s attention and spread their message to prospective students.  The students, members of […]

Senior Kristen Ford wins Wendell Phillips award

Senior Kristen Ford will deliver an address at this years commencement ceremony in May as the winner of the 2013 Wendell Phillips Memorial Scholarship, the Committee on Student Life (CSL) announced yesterday.The scholarship, presented annually by the CSL, honors a junior or senior who exemplifies outstanding speaking skills and a dedication to public service. Ford […]

Nelly to headline Spring Fling

Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Nelly will be this years Spring Fling headliner, Concert Board co-chairs Mark Bernardo and Julia Stein announced on Friday in Cohen Auditorium at Theta Chis Tufts Best Dance Crew fundraiser. Yeasayer, an indie rock group from Brooklyn, N.Y., and 5 & A Dime, an up-and-coming DJ and producer who blends […]

Primary Source continues to tweet during self-imposed suspension

 The Primary Source has continued to post tweets on its Twitter page while the print version remains inactive this semester due to a self-imposed suspension. The suspension was enacted after public outcry in response to the conservative journal’s December 2012 publication of a controversial “Christmas carol.” The piece, entitled “Take Back the Night,” mocked the […]

Tufts Mock Trial places sixth in annual Mumbo Jumbo tournament

Tufts Mock Trial (TMT) hosted 22 teams from 19 schools at the fifth annual Mumbo Jumbo tournament held Nov. 10 and 11 in Anderson Hall and Bromfield?Pearson. The Tufts team came in sixth after placing first for the past two years. This year’s competition featured many nationally ranked teams from various regions of the country, […]

Cold War Kids to headline third annual Cage Rage concert

  The indie-rock band Cold War Kids will headline the third annual Cage Rage Concert on Dec. 8. at the Carzo Cage. Programming Board is still in the process of booking an opening band, according to Concert Board Co-Chair Nate Harada, a junior. Tickets will go on sale on Nov. 13 through the TuftsTickets.com website […]

Second Senior Pub Night to follow successful first

  Members of the senior class will dress in costume and head to Tequila Rain, a club near Fenway Park, this Thursday for the second pub night of the semester. The 700 available tickets for the first pub night at Gypsy Bar in Boston earlier this month sold out within seven hours, according to Senior […]

Student-professor drink budget reduced

  The Tufts Students and Professors Integrating Reaction, Intellect and Teaching (SPIRIT) Fund, which offers a free beverage to a student and professor at the Tower Caf?© and Brown and Brew to encourage informal discussion beyond the classroom, changed its policy this semester due to budgetary restrictions. SPIRIT will now only cover the cost of […]

Nutrition program offers online learning

  The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy announced last month that its Master of Nutrition in Science and Policy (MNSP) degree program will enroll its first class of students at the school’s Boston campus next fall. The four-semester “blended learning” program is the only master’s degree in nutrition in the country that offers […]