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Tufts awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for interdisciplinary data science institute

 The Tufts Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Principles Of Data Science (T-TRIPODS) will celebrate its launch on January 31, following the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) $1.5 million grant awarded to Tufts in October 2019 to establish the center. Funding for T-TRIPODS comes in three annual $500,000 installments from the NSF, which fund alternating and overlapping cycles of […]

Police Briefs — Week of Dec. 3

On Nov. 22 at 9:02 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers responded at the Tufts administration building on Holland Street to a report of someone experiencing a possible medical condition, likely a heart attack. In addition to TUPD, the Somerville Fire Department and Cataldo Ambulance responded to the incident. The individual was not affiliated […]

Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 19

Since Sept. 1, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), along with Medford and Somerville Police and Fire Departments, has responded to 23 cooking-related fire alarms. These alarms have been caused by everything from popcorn to eggs to curried shrimp. According to TUPD, the number one cause of house fires is leaving food unattended while cooking. On […]

Heginbotham speaks about war games at inaugural Applied IR Speaker Series

Disclaimer: Kevin Doherty is an assistant features editor at the Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.  Research scientist and specialist in Asian security issues Eric Heginbotham spoke last night at the Cheryl Chase Center in the first installment of the international relations (IR) department’s Applied IR Speaker […]

Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 12

On Nov. 3 at 1:13 a.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to an incident of fire extinguisher discharge in West Hall. Officers entered the building, saw that it was hazy and recognized the haze was caused by the fire extinguisher. TUPD determined the powder from the extinguisher set off the fire alarm. Cleaning […]

Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 5

On Oct. 26 at 1:58 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers responded to a call from Hill Hall in which a student reported that they had returned to their room to find their rug displaced and their window open, though the security screen was found locked. The student reported that nothing was missing from […]

Tufts students see rise in phishing incidents

Multiple Tufts students have been victims of phishing scams this semester, and according to Andrew Shiotani, director of the International Center, international students are seeing a rise in phishing incidents. On a national scale, the scams have garnered the attention of the U.S. State Department and the Federal Trade Commision (FTC), and on the Tufts […]

Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 29

On Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report from the Mayer Campus Center that a MacBook that was on loan from the library was stolen. The student who had loaned it left the laptop in Hotung Café briefly in order to get some food, and it was gone […]

Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 22

On Oct. 16 at 1:30 a.m., an individual called the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and requested assistance from the seventh floor of Dowling Hall. The person, who is not affiliated with Tufts, said that they were being followed by several people and would follow them frequently. They identified themselves to TUPD and stated that […]

Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 14

On Oct. 8 at 3:52 p.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and Medford Police Department responded to a call off campus regarding a suspicious individual. A Tufts affiliate was waiting for their landlord on St. Clements Rd. when the suspicious person appeared in their foyer and spoke to them for 10 minutes before unsuccessfully asking for money. The suspicious […]