For Tufts’ participants, DNC offered chance to see culmination of historic primary contest

This article is the second in a two-part series about Tufts’ presence at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. The first piece focused on the experiences of members of the Tufts community who attended. (To read the first piece, click here.) Today’s piece will look at their broader reflections on the historical and political […]

Tufts has Jumbo presence at Denver DNC

This article is the first in a two-part series about Tufts’ presence as Barack Obama and John McCain were nominated by their respective parties. This installment will focus on students who were in Denver. The second one, which will be published tomorrow, will deal with participants’ broader reflections about the historical and political significance of […]

Somerville State Rep. Sciortino (LA ’00) goes door-to-door

If Somerville State Rep. Carl Sciortino (LA ’00) were to travel back eight years and tell his 21-year-old self, then a senior at Tufts, that he would spend his career at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Beacon Hill, the young Jumbo would have laughed. A biology major, he had taken just a single political science class […]

Timeline | The OSA Embezzlement Case

The Aug. 12 arraignment of former OSA administrators Ray Rodriguez and Jodie Nealley on multiple charges of larceny over $250 was just one more step in a saga that began nearly a year ago. The details of the case, in which Nealley and Rodriguez are accused of pilfering a combined $250 from Tufts over the […]

Interactive | Embezzlement case court documents

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office submitted the case summary below at the arraignment of Jodie Nealley and Ray Rodriguez, who are accused of stealing nearly $1 million from the university in two separate schemes. For more background on this story, click here to see the Daily’s interactive timeline. Neally/Rodriguez Case Summary – Upload a Document […]

Interactive Map | Violent Crimes Near Tufts

The past year has been host to several safety-related storylines at Tufts, including multiple armed robberies near campus this year and a string of sexual assaults last spring. The events have contributed to some student unease and sparked efforts by the TCU Senate and TUPD to ramp up safety measures. Click here and here to […]

In Our Midst | Gang violence and tragedy led this Jumbo to act

On the whole, sophomore Victor Nascimento looks to be a happy person. He is confident and opinionated with his jet-black hair slicked back, a warm smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. But ask about his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Nascimento’s brow begins to furrow. Overshadowing his stories of […]

As fires rage, Californian Jumbos cope from afar

While most Tufts students were caught up in the heat of midterms or watching the Red Sox catch fire midway through the American League Championship Series last week, America was burning over 3,000 miles away. A series of wildfires in southern California, caused by dry brush, extreme heat and brutal Santa Ana winds, has wreaked […]

Holiday party brings foster families to the Hill

Just hours before the winter’s first snowflakes sprinkled the Hill yesterday, students, alumni and local families gathered in Aidekman Arts Center to usher in the winter at the 20th annual Tufts Foster Children Holiday Party. The event, co-sponsored by The Boston Tufts Alliance, the Association of Tufts Alumnae and the Tisch College of Citizenship and […]

Campus Comment | Student reaction to Nealley firing, allegations is a mix of disappointment and optimism

When the university announced 12 days ago that Office of Student Activities Director Jodie Nealley had been fired due to allegations that she embezzled an estimated $300,000 from Tufts, most Jumbos were surprised if not outright shocked to hear the news. Nealley, whose office controlled the student activities fund, handled cash for box office events […]