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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 […]

Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 7

On Oct. 1 at 12 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report from an individual who lost his wallet the previous evening and got it back that morning missing $90 in cash. The wallet was found in Cousens Parking Lot across the street from the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center by a […]

Annual security report shows general decline in crime on primary campuses

Content warning: This article discusses violent crime and sexual assault. Tufts published its annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Monday, which gives statistics of reported criminal offenses on each of the Tufts campuses: Medford/Somerville, Boston Health Sciences, Grafton, Talloires and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). The university creates and distributes […]

Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 2

On Sept. 24 at 6 p.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report from a student who had misplaced their wallet at Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center on Sept. 22 and recovered it on Sept. 23. The student claims that there was $250 missing from the wallet, though the student’s other belongings were left in […]

Thompson, Golia go before Senate, give introductions, hear concerns

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate heard presentations by Nancy Thompson, dean of student affairs and chief student affairs officer ad interim, and Joe Golia, director of the Office for Campus Life, about their work on campus last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. Senators then shared projects they are interested in and areas […]

Police Briefs – Week of Sept. 24

On Sept. 16 at 1:06 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) followed up on a theft that occurred over the summer in Blakeley Hall. After the victim provided a list of the stolen items, TUPD was able to identify the criminal as a temporary, subcontracted employee of the university. The individual trespassed in the building […]

Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 16

On Sept. 7 at 12:55 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers observed an individual carrying a “No Parking” sign on campus and identified the person. The student stated that it was already broken and that they were taking it for safekeeping. The officers confiscated the sign from the individual and returned it safely to […]

Somerville PD takes heat for Straight Pride deployment

The Somerville Police Department (SPD) has come under heavy criticism in recent days after 13 of its officers participated in the police deployment at the Aug. 31 Straight Pride Parade in downtown Boston. The police have been accused of using excessive force against counter-protesters. Videos and photos show officers labeled “Boston Police” using force and […]

Cummings School takes precautions against EEE outbreak

Seven cases of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease fatal to humans and animals, have been confirmed since the outbreak started this summer in western Massachusetts. While Medford and Somerville are at low risk for the disease, Grafton, where Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is located, is one of 36 Massachusetts communities at […]

Lee and Miller announce campaigns for TCU President

All students will have the opportunity to cast their votes for next year’s Tufts Community Union (TCU) president this Thursday. This year, the two candidates are juniors Shannon Lee and Philip Miller. They were nominated by TCU senators in a meeting on Thursday, April 18. Lee has served as a Class of 2020 senator for […]